DoD uses Solaris Security Toolkit
By user12611852 on Apr 22, 2009
If you are a part of the US DoD you may remember my earlier blog entry (July 2007) in which I posted customizations to the Solaris Security Toolkit designed to help secure a computer in compliance with DISA Security Guidelines. Although I haven't done any additional work since that time, Aaron Lippold of DISA took my work and extended it to increase compliance and updated it to more recent versions of DISA STIGs.
Aaron recently notified me that his modifications have now been posted on Forge.mil.
Forge.mil is a family of services provided to support the DoD's technology development community. The system currently enables the collaborative development and use of open source and DoD community source software. These initial software development capabilities are growing to support the full system life-cycle and enable continuous collaboration among all stakeholders including developers, testers, certifiers, operators, and users.
This is great news because it provides a way for the DoD community to collaborate together to make the tool better for everyone. If you are a DoD employee or contractor with a Common Access Card (CAC) you can access this project at https://software.forge.mil/sf/projects/dodsst/.
Join the community, download the tools, contribute changes and make your life generally better by using the Toolkit and DoDSST project to secure your Solaris 10 environment quicker, in an automated and more reproducible fashion.
I'd like to thank Aaron for the hard work he has done and for his iniative in creating this project for the good of the US Government.