Senior Executive Advisor for Identity Management
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Grants to Two States Will Support Improved Access to Services and Reduce Fraud, 09/23/13
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded more than $2 million in grants to the states of Pennsylvania and Michigan to test new online identity technologies to improve access to government services and the delivery of federal assistance programs, and to reduce fraud. The pilot projects support the administration's National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), which envisions an "Identity Ecosystem" that allows people to choose from an array of private and public credentials to prove they are who they say they are online. Read full release >>
NIST Awards Grants to Improve Online Security and Privacy, 09/17/13
The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced more than $7 million in grants to support the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC). The funding will enable five U.S. organizations to develop pilot identity protection and verification systems that offer consumers more privacy, security and convenience online. These new pilots build on the successful launch of five NSTIC pilots awarded in 2012. Read full release >>
2013 NSTIC Pilot Grant Program, Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO)
NIST is soliciting proposals from eligible proposers to pilot on-line identity solutions that embrace and advance the NSTIC vision: that individuals and organizations utilize secure, efficient, easy-to-use, and interoperable identity credentials to access online services in a manner that promotes confidence, privacy, choice, and innovation. Specifically, the Federal government seeks to initiate and support pilots that address the needs of individuals, private sector organizations and all levels of government in accordance with the NSTIC Guiding Principles that identity solutions will be (1) privacy-enhancing and voluntary, (2) secure and resilient, (3) interoperable, and (4) cost-effective and easy-to-use. NIST will fund pilot projects that are intended to test or demonstrate new solutions, models or frameworks that do not exist in the marketplace today. Read full FFO >>
On January 30, 2013 NIST released a Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) for the next round of NSTIC pilots.
NIST held the first Applicant's Conference in Phoenix on February 5th in conjunction with the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group's (IDESG) Third Plenary session (http://www.idecosystem.org/). The powerpoint used for both Applicant's Conferences is here.
NIST will hold the second Applicant's Conference in Washington, D.C. on February 14th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM Eastern Time at NIST's Main Campus, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899. The conference will be in the Portrait Room on the first floor of the Administration Building (Building 101). Pre-registration for the Washington Applicant's Conference is required. Register here: http://www.nist.gov/itl/nstic-applicants-conference.cfm by 5:00 PM EST February 10. Due to increased security at the Department of Commerce, all attendees MUST be pre-registered; NO on-site registrations will be accepted. No registration fee will be charged. This Applicant's Conference will also be webcast here: http://www.nist.gov/itl/nstic-applicants-conference-webcast.cfm.
Web participants may ask questions during the events via Twitter, using the hashtag #NSTIC.
Clarification on the Participation of Foreign-owned entities in NSTIC Awards