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Former NSTIC Head Jeremy Grant Previews Continued Work on Online ID Ecosystem Framework

Jeremy Grant
Jeremy Grant

Jeremy Grant, former director for the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, said that the initiative continues to move toward the release of an identity ecosystem framework for online transactions, FierceGovernmentIT reported Monday.

He told the publication’s Molly Bernhart Walker that the partnership between the private sector and the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s NSTIC supports efforts to bolster digital identity management.

“In the steps we’ve taken to implement NSTIC, we’ve always kind of focused on three areas,” Grant said in the interview.

“One, is the pilot programs — how do you actually start to fund some pilots that take the ideas laid out in the strategy and actually show how they can be executed and applied successfully? The second has been the [Identity Ecosystem Steering Group], to work out the framework for credentials to be used interoperably. And the third has been Connect.gov, with the government as an early adopter.”

He noted that some companies have expressed interest in adopting the framework during a recent NSTIC event at the RSA Conference and that others are already using the concept to guide their own online services.

Walker writes that Grant, who left NIST and his NSTIC post last month, plans to continue his involvement with NSTIC as a participant in the steering group.

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