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The General Services Administration The General Services Administration (GSA) was established by section 101 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C.A. § 751). The GSA sets policy for and manages government property and records.  (GSA (1) (Global mobile Suppliers Association, Sawbridgeworth, U.K., A membership organization of suppliers of GSM products and services. Its goal is to promote GSM as the worldwide mobile communications standard. See GSM Association and GSM. ) has given preliminary approval to one of three vendors to begin supplying the government agency with digital certificates in its quest to build a public key infrastructure and comply with the Government Paperwork Elimination Act The Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA, Pub.L. 105-277) requires that, when practicable, Federal agencies use electronic forms, electronic filing, and electronic signatures to conduct official business with the public by 2003. . The Digital Signature Trust Company and other vendors that maintain compliance under a contract awarded last fall will provide identification, authentication (1) Verifying the integrity of a transmitted message. See message integrity, e-mail authentication and MAC.

(2) Verifying the identity of a user logging into a network.
, and nonrepudiation via digital signature technology as a means for individuals and business entities to be authenticated when accessing, retrieving, and submitting information with the government. Final approval is expected in the fall.
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jul 1, 2000
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