External Certification Authority Program:
The DoD has established the External Certification Authority (ECA)
program to support the issuance of DoD-approved certificates to industry
partners and other external entities and organizations. The ECA program
is designed to provide the mechanism for these entities to securely
communicate with the DoD and authenticate to DoD Information Systems.
The DoD PKI Program Management Office (PMO) has designated the ECA
External Liaison Officer (ELO) as the single point of contact to receive
and coordinate all communications between the ECA community, DoD
programs, and the DoD PKI PMO.