The 10th meeting of the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) is quickly approaching. This no-cost event will take place September 17-19 in Tampa, Florida; you can attend in-person or virtually!
The IDESG is coming off of a momentous summer, with the organization making a number of significant advancements toward enabling all Americans to more easily start using secure, convenient, privacy-enhancing credentials in lieu of passwords everywhere they go online. This summer saw the IDESG:
- Launch a formal Framework Development Plan – laying out steps that the organization will take to create an Identity Ecosystem Framework over a handful of iterations.
- Launch a new strategic planning effort, focused on growing and maturing the organization.
- Receive a $1.6 million cooperative agreement from NIST, enabling IDESG to fund technical resources and subject matter experts that will help the organization’s committees accelerate the pace of deliverables.
With a renewed focus on accelerating the Framework, this plenary meeting will be heavily focused on socializing the proposed Framework Development Plan and deciding on a plan of action across the organization’s committee structure to achieve it.
The IDESG board will present a plan on Wednesday detailing how to bring Framework components together in a phased implementation over the next 18 months. The Board presentation will be followed by a full group discussion and opportunity to provide feedback and influence the development process.
Additional agenda highlights:
New NSTIC Pilots to be Announced
The NSTIC National Program Office expects to announce the winners of the latest NSTIC pilots competition.
NSTIC’s 11 pilots are seeding the marketplace with solutions for privacy-enhancing, secure, interoperable, and convenient online identity. Six of these pilots will present updates on their pilots at the plenary:
- American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators
- Michigan Department of Human Services
- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
The Security Committee led development of a Functional Model to provide consistency upon which to center descriptions of identity solutions. It is a representation of online identity interactions and the various components needed to execute those interactions. In Tampa, the plenary will consider this model for formal approval.
The IDESG Board has been busy drafting the organization’s first formal strategic plan, which is due to be finalized by September 20th. The plan will be shared with participants in Tampa, and attendees will have a chance to provide feedback to shape the direction of the document and the IDESG itself.
Note that this IDESG event is collocated with the Global Identity Summit (GIS) at the Tampa Convention Center. While the IDESG kicks off on Wednesday, the GIS begins Tuesday – and the Summit organizers have graciously offered to waive the registration fee (normally $595 or more) for IDESG attendees on Tuesday the 16th. The NSTIC National Program Office will have two sessions on Tuesday:
- At 10:40 am, NSTIC Deputy Michael Garcia will discuss “The Economics of Online Identity” and NIST’s Senior Standards and Technology Advisor Paul Grassi will discuss “New Directions in Identity”.
- At 3:50 pm, NSTIC Identity Strategist Phil Lam will lead a session on “NSTIC Pilots in the Wild”.
In addition, NSTIC NPO head Jeremy Grant will deliver a keynote address to the Global Identity Summit at 8:30 am on Wednesday, September 17 – immediately before the 10 am kickoff of the IDESG.
We hope to see you in Tampa next week. View the IDESG plenary agenda and register to attend here!