External Certificate Authorities (ECAs) and Interim External Certificate Authorities (IECAs) provide digital certificates to the DoD's private industry partners, contractors using their own equipment or working in non-government facilities, allied partners, and other agencies. There are currently two IECAs and one ECA which individually issue certificates from their own CAs: ECA - Operational Research Consultants (ORC), IECA - Digital Signature Trust (DST), and IECA - VeriSign, Inc. The three separate root certificates from these ECAs/IECAs are to be trusted by DoD systems.
The Naval Treaty Implementation Program (NTIP) provides comprehensive arms control treaty support to Navy and Marine Corps commanding officers, program managers, senior leadership, and decision-makers. NTIP serves as the Department of Navy's lead in all matters relating to implementation and compliance. The office is staffed with civilian personnel with expertise in the planning, organization, and execution of Navy and Marine Corps implementation, compliance, and verification activities.
All Navy and Marine Corps programs and activities must be compliant with international arms control treaties and U.S. policies at every stage of the acquisition life cycle, from research, development and acquisition to deployment. The NTIP Compliance Assessment Program conducts comprehensive arms control compliance assessments of these programs and activities to address and resolve any issue that could reasonably raise an arms control compliance concern.
Navy and Marine Corps activities and facilities may also be subject to intrusive, international verification measures. In the event of a treaty-related activity such as an Open Skies overflight or a Chemical Weapons Convention challenge inspection, NTIP provides support to the affected Navy or Marine Corps facility or activity to ensure full compliance with all treaty obligations while simultaneously safeguarding national security.
If you have questions or would like more information on the services NTIP provides, please contact us.