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New publication: January workshop next steps

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: NIST’s efforts in defining measurement science and metrics in digital identity management must be aligned with the goals of the community. Today I’m pleased to announce the draft release of NISTIR 8103: Advanced Identity Workshop on Applying Measurement Science in the Identity Ecosystem: Summary and Next Steps. This document summarizes two days of discussion from the over 220 participants at NIST’s workshop last month in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and provides a brief glance at how we intend to move forward with these important topics. We welcome community feedback on this draft document and how you feel about our processes for completing this work. A public comment period is open now until March 31, 2016. Comments may be sent to NSTICworkshop [at] nist.gov. Please let us know if we missed anything or erred-- and we always welcome any additional feedback on the workshop itself. So, what should you expect from us? In the coming months, NIST will focus on determining the type of material to be developed that will most effectively forward these efforts, establishing new processes to foster greater collaboration and frequent community interaction in the development of NIST documents, and determining the best fora for advancing these efforts. More concretely, we will:
  • publicly post “project charters” outlining methods for each topic area
  • transition the attribute metadata and confidence whitepaper and the strength of authentication whitepaper to NISTIRs
  • commence a series of iterative public comment and development periods utilizing Github public repositories upon completion of the initial draft of the attribute metadata NISTIR, and
  • solicit stakeholder feedback to determine the scope and path for measuring the strength of identity proofing
My sincerest thank you to those who have contributed to this process and remain on board for the developments ahead. We’ll be in touch as we continue to make progress and move forward! Read: NISTIR 8103 Twitter: @NSTICnpo

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