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" at www.nist.gov/itl/nstic-091713.cfm. For further information about these meetings and NSTIC, visit www.nist.gov/nstic.