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Mobile Device Attribute Validation Technology Demonstration Report

Mobile Device Attribute Validation Technology Demonstration Report

The National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL) conducted a technology demonstration (tech demo) of the Mobile Device Attribute Validation (MDAV) on December 11, 2018, to gather feedback from first responder end-users for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T). The purpose of the tech demo was to assist DHS S&T and its contracted developer, Lockstep Technologies, in gathering feedback from emergency response personnel on the concept and design of the MDAV, a mobile application that digitally authenticates first responders’ credentials. Using X.509 public key cryptography on smartphones, the MDAV app aims to enable first responders to verify one another’s credentials, permits and certifications quickly, securely and privately during field operations, even when there is no network connectivity. During the tech demo, evaluators from the New York City Police Department and New York City Emergency Management observed demonstrations of MDAV’s functionality, used the app and provided feedback.

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