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NASCIO All-States Briefing – The Imperative for Digital Identity in the States - Part II

  • August 2010
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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 initiatives states are pursuing for a federated trust identity and identity as a service. 

Opening remarks

  • Doug Robinson, Executive Director of NASCIO

Speakers 

  • Micheline Casey is the Chief Data Officer (CDO) and Director of Identity Management at the Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) in the State of Colorado. As CDO, she is responsible for developing and executing the State's enterprise data strategy, and developing the strategic plan for implementing a data governance and data management framework across the State's Executive Branch agencies.  

  • Lee Mosbrucker is the Deputy Director of Enterprise Architect in the California Office of the CIO. In his role with the Office of the State Chief Information Officer (OCIO) he provides leadership for the State's information technology programs and works collaboratively with other information technology leaders throughout state government.

 

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