Authentication Definition -


Term Source: JP 3-50 (Personnel Recovery) ?

1.) A means of identifying individuals and verifying their eligibility to receive specific categories of information.

2.) A security measure designed to protect a communications system against acceptance of a fraudulent transmission or simulation by establishing the validity of a transmission, message, or originator.

3.) In personnel recovery missions, the process whereby the identity of an isolated person is confirmed.

4.) Evidence by proper signature or seal that a document is genuine and official.

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In the United States, military vocabulary is standardized by the Department of Defence. These terms are used by the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

Term Classification: operations


Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Term sourced from JP 3-50: Personnel Recovery, updated December 2011 View source document

This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015

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