The National Institute of Standards and Technology is collaborating on two new projects that aim to foster the development of privacy-enhancing technologies.
Kimberly Little Sutherland, the IDESG's plenary chair and senior director of identity management strategy at LexisNexis Risk Solutions, sat down with FierceGovernmentIT to discuss the process of crafting the framework, how federal agencies should use it and what the documents' release means for the future of the organization.
With the release of the framework, the group delivers the first tangible result of National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, a visionary plan rolled out by the White House in April 2011.
The public-private partnership tasked by the National Institute of Standards and Technology to create an "identity ecosystem" will release a major document later this month.
This fourth round of projects are part of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, which is aimed at encouraging adoption of more secure, easy-to-use and interoperable identity credentials for access to various online services.
The National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Standards and Technology separately have contributed much to improve the cybersecurity of federal agencies and the nation as a whole, but officials at a recent hearing say the credit and responsibility are shared.
Jeremy Grant left the National Institute of Standards and Technology April 30 after spending the last four years leading an effort to improve digital identity management nationwide. We caught up with Grant to discuss recent developments with NSTIC, the program's biggest accomplishments and some challenges that lie ahead.
The federally led program that's trying to provide secure online identity interactions for individuals and organizations across the nation is soliciting applications to test privacy-enhancing technologies.
Grant has been serving as the director for the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace program office since it was stood up in 2011.