The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace wants to award a two-year contract by May for parts of the ID ecosystem, Federal News Radio reports.
Jeremy Grant, senior adviser for NSTIC, said the office wants to manage a future set of working groups.
Awardees will be selected out of a field of 12 submissions, with bids coming from nonprofits, consultants and universities.
Grant said the NSTIC will award up to eight grants to develop components corresponding to the ID system.
System access through trusted ID has yet to be defined. butit may take the form of a card, fob, or special software burned onto a smart chip, Federal News Radio reports.