NSTIC Director: Identity Ecosystem Committee Could Launch by Year’s End

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A steering committee tasked with overseeing the administration’s e-commerce identity-management plan — known as the identity ecosystem — could be up and running by the end of the year, FierceGovernmentIT reports.

Jeremy Grant, with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which is charged with implementing the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, signaled last week that NIST hoped to sort out the “governance structure” for the identity ecosystem plan by the end of the year.

On June 9, NIST posted a notice-of-inquiry seeking comments on the formation of an NSTIC steering group.

“We’re hoping to generate a report by the end of the summer, dealing specifically with the governance structure and the steering group,” Grant said, according to FierceGovernmentIT. “We’d very much like to go through the mechanisms as needed on the governance side to establish the actual steering group by the end of 2011. The responses we get from the NOI will inform and guide those decisions.”

NIST hopes to have the identity ecosystem fully operational by the beginning of 2016.

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