GDIT is building a DoD-wide ICAM capability which is one of the foundational components in a zero trust strategy, tracking user identities across the network and ensuring access is limited to only those who can verify they need it. In traditional cybersecurity models, log-in points at the perimeter are used to secure a network. However, if you can get past that, you have access to everything within the perimeter. Under a zero trust architecture, ICAM solutions strictly limit access within the network without inhibiting operational workflows.
Zero trust is imperative to the success of joint and multi-domain operations. An enterprise-wide ICAM platform is also critical to enable JADC2 by allowing for efficient information flow and collaboration in a rapidly changing tactical environment. The ICAM solution will help achieve the Department of Defense's vision of a connected joint force and address the challenge of integrating and monitoring data ingress and egress seamlessly between diverse vendor capabilities.
This solution will harmonize disparate sources of information to bring meaning and confidence to user and device identity. Our ICAM approach also fields advanced capabilities to authenticate users and machines, building on DoD's security architecture, while anticipating advances in AI and data analytics. This is enhanced by a self-service, push-button deployment experience that streamlines management of a complex enterprise that evolves with the mission.
ICAM at the Edge.
In addition to the Enterprise ICAM enhancement capabilities, GDIT also offers an Edge ICAM solution that is intended to provide all the ICAM functionality at the edge and will federate to the enterprise. Identity policy and enforcement can then be managed locally while being compliant with higher level policy as well. The Edge ICAM solution extends the enterprise capability to support unique requirements with advances in cloud technology Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) and for denied, disconnected, intermittent, and limited-bandwidth (D-DIL) environments. This provides deployable units the foundational ICAM capability now with the ability to integrate to the enterprise ICAM solution when the time comes.
The benefit of our ICAM edge solution is customers can establish ICAM capabilities quickly. The stack (which includes required hardware and software) can be shipped to a base or forward operating location, already built and configured, to start your foundational ICAM service capabilities immediately. Our solution is flexible enough to scale in capabilities and size ranging from brigade-level deployed units to vehicle- and human-portable solutions to provide ICAM at the Edge and on the Move.
GDIT is leading the way in collaborating with government agencies to build and implement zero trust strategies that meet the challenges of their operating environment. Our cross-functional technology capabilities help customers improve visibility, simplify IT management, protect remote workforces, and create streamlined user experiences.