Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Hilton, April 22-24, 2018
San Diego, CA Hilton San Diego Bayfront, October 21-24, 2018
Federal, state, local, and tribal governments currently issue numerous credentials to constituents for access to facilities or services based on a variety of endorsements. Many of the endorsements provide citizens with access to federally funded programs, but the issuance of credentials remains program-specific and has become a redundant process for many agencies and departments. By issuing a digital identity that has multi-platform credentialing options, it will result in improved efficiency and convenience for both users and issuers. To the extent such credential is honored by commercial entities, it will also improve efficiency and security of commercial transactions, including on-line transactions.
In an effort to lower the amount of data breaches and curtail identity theft, effective policies must enable trust across organizational, operational, physical, and network boundaries. The resulting framework will promote data security, privacy, and the high assurance authentication needed to secure information sharing and transparency in government. Guidance on the approach to identity management will encourage a shift away from stove-piped applications to an enterprise view of identity that enables use without creating redundant sources that are difficult to protect and keep current.
The educational briefing will present an overview of the benefits of using a federated trust network in collaboration with other state agencies.