CSC announced the launch of the Common Access Card Enabled – Remote Access Solution (CE-RAS), a secure connectivity product that enables employees to access government networks from non-government computers, regardless of location.
With the solution, employees can meet increased work requirements during surge periods and continue working during emergency situations that would normally prevent them from reaching their customary workplaces. This secure telework solution is a government-approved product that meets security standards and permits the use of non-government equipment to connect to government networks.
CE-RAS was procured under the U.S. General Service Administration’s Millennia contract and is being used in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Office of the Director, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation.
It can be customized for different systems employed by other government and commercial organizations. The solution comprises a special compact disk and an economical, government-supplied CAC reader and enables employees’ personal computers to connect to OSD’s remote access infrastructure.