Jeremy Grant, senior executive adviser for identity management at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, will step down from his role at the agency in April, ZDNet reported Thursday.
John Fontana writes that Grant, who heads the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace under NIST, announced his planned departure in an email to colleagues.
Grant has led the initiative since President Barack Obama formed it nearly four years ago and has worked to push for an “identity ecosystem” in the Internet through partnerships with the private sector and grants for pilot programs, the report said.
“I’m proud of the progress we’ve made these past four years,” he said in the email.
Fontana reports that Mike Garcia, deputy director of NSTIC’s National Program Office, will serve as acting director following Grant’s departure.
Grant established NSTIC NPO after a year as the strategy’s sole personnel and collaborated with industry to develop principles and guidelines for the move to eliminate the use of passwords for online transactions, the report said.