The NSTIC NPO has just announced a 4th round of pilot program funding in 2015 for fresh and innovative identity solutions! The Strategy calls for the private sector to lead the development of an identity ecosystem where individuals can choose from a variety of credentials to use in lieu of passwords for interactions online. These pilots will ultimately address barriers to the identity ecosystem and seed the marketplace with “NSTIC-aligned” solutions to enhance privacy, security, and convenience in online transactions. We are excited to share this news with innovators of all kinds so they will apply for funding in order to address the toughest challenges in identity management. Pilots should create and demonstrate solutions that can help jumpstart the adoption of trusted strong authentication technologies in lieu of passwords, in alignment with the NSTIC.
Specifically, we are seeking to fund pilots that address challenges such as:
The NSTIC pilot program was first launched in 2012, and to date has provided approximately $30 million for innovative identity projects.
For more details about the pilot program (along with deadlines and submission information), please visit http://go.usa.gov/3qEjV. Feel free to also share this important news with anyone you think may be interested!
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