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Homeland Security Department Was Warned About DNSSEC Key Ownership and Trust Issues

Milton Mueller

The Internet Governance Project has unearthed a consultancy report to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that makes it clear that the issue of root signing and DNSSEC key management has been recognized as a political issue within the US government for long time. The report stated clearly that mistrust of the U.S. government's intentions and the problem of who would own the DNSSEC keys could be barriers to DNSSEC deployment. It also offers some interesting insights into how DHS has approached the politics of DNSSEC and Internet security in its interactions with the US Congress.

By Milton Mueller, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology School of Public Policy
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Re: Homeland Security Department Was Warned About DNSSEC Key Ownership and Trust Issues Suresh Ramasubramanian  –  Dec 20, 2007 1:20 AM PDT

It is "political" as long as people like you politicize it.

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