How the US Federal Government Participates in the NSTIC IDESG


The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) has been launched and represents the formal handing of the baton to the private sector to lead the crafting of an Identity Ecosystem that can replace passwords, allow individuals to prove online that they are who they claim to be, and enhance privacy.

Congratulations to Jeremy Grant and the NSTIC National Program Office on their hard work in reaching this important milestone.

The Management Council of the IDESG is composed of Officers and Delegates from the various Stakeholder Groups. The US Federal Government is but one of the Stakeholders, and FICAM's own Deborah Gallagher has been elected as the US Federal Government's Delegate to the IDESG Management Council. She will be coordinating and bringing the US Federal Government's perspective to the IDESG.

On the FICAM side of the house, we are sometimes asked what our relationship to NSTIC is. The answer is rather simple; FICAM is the US Federal Government's implementation of the NSTIC Vision and Principles. As such, our focus is to assure the security and privacy of Government to Citizen (G2C), Government to Business (G2B) and Government to Government (G2G) digital interactions and services.


:- by Anil John