The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced more than $7 million in grants to five organizations to fund pilot projects as part of the government's National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) initiative.
The NSTIC initiative is a collaborative effort among the private sector, advocacy groups and public-sector agencies. It supports technologies that enable individuals and organizations to use secure, efficient, convenient and interoperable identity credentials to access online services in a way that promotes confidence, privacy, choice and innovation.
NIST announced a competition for the 2013 NSTIC pilot project grants on Jan. 30, 2013.* These new pilots build on the successful launch of five NSTIC pilots awarded in 2012.**
The five winners of the 2013 NSTIC grants are:
- Exponent (Calif.), $1,589,400;
- Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC) (Ga.), $1,720,723;
- Privacy Vaults Online, Inc. (PRIVO) (Va.), $1,611,349;
- Troop ID (Va.), $1,204,957; and
- Transglobal Secure Collaboration Participation, Inc. (TSCP) (Va.), $1,264,074.
For more details on the individual projects, see the NIST news announcement, "NIST Awards Grants to Improve Online Security and Privacy". For further information about these meetings and NSTIC, visit www.nist.gov/nstic.