KMIP is the first specification for enterprise key management
that is ready for adoption.
Kirkland works in support of Army tactical warfighter requirements at DoD and Department of the Army level working groups supporting Public Key Infrastructure, Key Management
Infrastructure, and Information Assurance Component to the Global Information Grid and Portfolio management efforts.
The operational aspect of any key management
system is probably the most overlooked aspect of the system as a whole.
Therefore, it is apparent that most facets of key management
focus on a relatively small number of objectives: generating proper KVs, protection from compromise, rapid transport to all locations, the ability to change them frequently, and handling the actual or the potentially compromising situation.