IDESG Press Releases

4/17/13 Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) Elects New Leadership for 2013

Washington, DC– April 17, 2013 - The Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) – the private-sector led organization set up to deliver President Obama’s “National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace” (NSTIC) – marks a new phase in its development this week as it passes from an interim leadership team to one elected for a first full term under its recently adopted rules.

This handover comes at a critical juncture as the organization sketches out in increasing detail the legal, organizational and operational requirements for sustaining a future “ecosystem” in which multiple competing and cooperating trust frameworks provide greater trust and interoperability for online transactions across the USA. Read more.

8/27/12 NSTIC Identity Ecosystem Steering Group is formed at Chicago Kickoff Meeting

Washington D.C. – August 27, 2012 -- After a successful kickoff meeting in Chicago, implementation of the Identity Ecosystem called for in the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) is now being led by the newly formed Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG or Steering Group). This group is composed of companies, organizations and individuals who have volunteered to assist in the creation of an Identity Ecosystem.
The NSTIC was signed by President Obama in April 2011 and seeks to improve security in cyberspace and e-commerce. Read more.

In the News

8/22/13 ZDNet $15 million cloud ID pilot another NSTIC milestone 

The U.S. government committed nearly $15 million Wednesday to move ahead with a project that will support creation of a common identity infrastructure for the Internet. The United States Postal Service will oversee the pilot program to create a cloud-service hub that allows government agencies to accept citizen log-on credentials that are not issued by the government. Read more

8/21/13 Forbes Ditch Your Passwords -- US Gov To Issue Secure Online IDs

SecureKey, based in Toronto, today announced it has been awarded a contract by the USPS to provide a cloud-based authentication infrastructure. Get ready for a new set of abbreviations. This is part of some federal programs that have been underway for several years, mostly below the radar — at least this is the first I have heard of it despite being an avid reader of tech publications. But apparently a lot of people have been working on this — some of the relevant Web sites and information sources are listed below. Read more