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NIST's ID management leader Jeremy Grant to leave government

Jeremy Grant has led the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) program since 2011. His last day will be in April.

Tags: technology , people , NIST , Jeremy Grant , National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace , Mike Garcia , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/19/2015, 12:12pm EST

Connect.gov is latest attempt to get buy-in to online ID management

The General Services Administration launched the Connect.gov portal in November and awarded two vendors contracts to provide secure electronic credentials. VA and USDA are among the first agencies to put applications on the cloud credential exchange. USPS is developing the technology infrastructure to allow this shared service to happen.

Tags: Jason Miller , technology , cybersecurity , GSA , Jennifer Kerber , Verizon , ID.me , connect.gov , Federal Cloud Credential Exchange , Forrester

Monday - 12/22/2014, 06:52pm EST

Jeremy Grant, National Institute of Standards and Technology

You might be a dog on the Internet, but nobody can tell for sure. Confidence in who people say they are online is vital to a cyber secure future for government and industry. People at the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace have been working on this problem within the Commerce Department for a couple of years now. Jeremy Grant is senior executive advisor for Identity Management at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss some recent progress.

Tags: Jeremy Grant , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace , Commerce Department , National Institute of Standards and Technology ,

Monday - 10/20/2014, 11:11am EDT
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White House gives agencies the lead role in combating ID theft

The White House wants the government to lead a nationwide effort to reduce identity theft and fraud. More secure government credit cards and multi-factor authentication for federal websites dealing with sensitive citizen data are two ways to do that.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , White House , GSA , Treasury , Barack Obama , SANS Institute , Alan Paller , John Pescatore , HSPD 12 , government charge cards , identity theft , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/17/2014, 04:32pm EDT

White House cyber czar's goal: 'Kill the password dead'

Michael Daniel, the Obama administration's cybersecurity coordinator, says he wants to dismantle the most common method of cyber protection: passwords. Even as cyber threats continue to grow more sophisticated and destructive, passwords are weakening and proving easier to crack than ever. The solution lies in the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), which calls for a broad "identity ecosystem" to replace simple passwords.

Tags: cybersecurity , Michael Daniel , IESG , NSTIC , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 12:06pm EDT

Agencies eager to understand benefits of cloud credential exchange

The Postal Service will kick off its pilot to provide identity management services in the cloud in early 2014. The IRS and DHS also are pursuing complimentary initiatives to authorize and authenticate users.

Tags: technology , DHS , Donna Roy , Naomi Lefkovitz , NIST , USPS , IRS , Sharon James , AFCEA , Federal Cloud Credential Exchange , cloud computing , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/15/2013, 04:01am EST

Identity management standards help DHS build networks of trust

The Homeland Security Department upgraded its Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) last year with new security and identity management features. The growing acceptance and use of standards is making it easier for state, local, tribal government and other partners to securely access law enforcement data.

Tags: technology , Donna Roy , DHS , information sharing , Homeland Security Information Network , two factor authentication , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/03/2014, 08:12am EST
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Intelink-U's acceptance of HSPD-12 cards boosts identity management

Employees at the departments of Treasury, Homeland Security and State can use their HSPD-12 smart cards to log onto the intelligence community's unclassified sharing platform. Most recently, the departments of Health and Human Services, Veterans Affairs and the Justice Department's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will have access to the tools and applications through their smart identity cards.

Tags: technology , Mike Kennedy , Program Manager Information Sharing Environment , HSPD-12 , Intelligence Community , Intelink-U , information sharing , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 06:14am EST
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Identity management in the cloud

Paul Christman, vice president Public Sector at Dell Software, discusses how his company can help you solve identity management issues at your agency.
December 10, 2013

Tags: technology , cloud computing , OMB , DHS , access management , Paul Christman , Dell Software , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 10:32pm EST
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