Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) Applicant's Conference

NSTIC logo

NIST is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to pilot online 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. The full solicitation is available at

The applicant's conference offered general guidance on preparing proposals, an overview of the FFO and an opportunity answer questions about the FFO. Attendance at an NSTIC Applicant's Conference was not required to submit an application.

Webcast and Twitter Chat:

The event was webcast live starting at 1pm ET on February 14, 2013. Participants tweeted comments and questions using the hashtag #NSTIC.


 National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC)

The event started at 1:00 pm ET and ended at 3:00 pm ET on February 14, 2013.  

Presentations providing a NSTIC Overview and Status Update, a discussion of the Pilots Program – Purpose and Scope, an Overview of the Pilot Projects Federal Funding Opportunity including the evaluation criteria and required information in an application, and Administrative Requirements for the Federal Funding Opportunity were presented.

If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site. Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the event.  

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival may result in an inability to attend the conference in person. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12. When registration is open, the required NIST-1260 form will be available as well.

Created February 1, 2013, Updated May 13, 2016