The Department of Homeland Security is working on a framework to help government agencies and partner organizations manage user identities through a trusted network of interoperable systems, Federal News Radio reported Friday.
Jason Miller writes DHS will add interoperability standards to its Homeland Security Information Network program in an effort to bolster data sharing and security across the government.
“We are strengthening the network of identity as we re-released HSIN this year,” Donna Roy, a DHS program director and executive director of DHS’ Information Sharing Environment Office, told the radio station.
Miller reports the department also wants federal employees and contractors to use smart IDs to comply with a homeland security presidential directive.
Roy said the DHS aims to have at least three-quarters of workers use electronic authentication cards by the end of 2014, according to the report.
“It’s mostly the mix of applications that have their own authentication mechanisms that have to be changed and that does relate to resources and funding in a tight fiscal environment,” Roy added.