March 28, 2020

US Federal CIO Signs Memorandum Requiring HTTPS For all Government Websites by End of 2016

From the IDG News Service:

The U.S. government is mandating the use of the HTTPS security protocol on all of its public websites and web services by the end of 2016.

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U.S. CIO Tony Scott on Monday signed the mandate to deploy HTTPS and use HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), a system that instructs a web browser to always connect to a website via HTTPS. That prevents a browser from being redirected to an insecure site.

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See Also: Full Text of Statement by US CIO Tony Scott (Includes Several Links)

See Also: HTTPS-Only Standard Info Page (via CIO.gov)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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