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The US Air Force has a new encryption chip called Mini Crypto. It took two years to develop and is now ready for production. The chip is a self-contained encryption engine that generates its own session-based key. It is suitable for communications equipment that is usually carried by one person, such as scouts, and does not require safeguarding from falling into the wrong hands. Further information from http://www.aviationtoday.com/2017/10/04/usaf-encryption-chip-ready-production/
Frank Konieczny is the Chief Technology Officer, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington DC. When speaking on Federal News Radio about the use of encryption within the US Air Force he said: “We encrypt almost everything. Probably close to 100 percent, if not 100 percent, within the Air Force domain right now, because you have to. Now the question becomes, when do you decrypt to look at everything else? And we do it at the application level or at the endpoint level, user endpoint level, so we don’t like decrypting in the middle because that just adds another factor or problem area for incident reporting.”