NSTIC Welcomes Trusted Federal Systems as Secretariat of the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IESG)

We’re pleased today to announce a major milestone in the implementation of the NSTIC:  the award of a two-year grant to an organization that will serve as the formal convener and secretariat for the soon-to-be-established Identity Ecosystem Steering Group.

The awardee, Trusted Federal Systems (TFS) will facilitate collaboration among multiple stakeholders to help drive the creation of consensus standards and best practices that can advance national priorities.  Under a two-year cooperative agreement TFS will support the new private sector-led Steering Group as it tackles the wide range of policy and technical challenges associated with crafting an Identity Ecosystem Framework.

If you’re an NSTIC stakeholder – you should expect to begin hearing from the TFS team directly in the weeks ahead, as they take the lead in formally convening the initial meeting of the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group. 

TFS will shortly announce details for the first in-person meeting of the Steering Group, tentatively scheduled for the week of August 13 in metropolitan Chicago.  Virtual participation will be supported for those who cannot make it in person.

Details will follow in the next few days, and we will continue to use this blog to communicate in the interim while the Steering Group’s website is established. Throughout this transition period, the NSTIC National Program Office will continue to be actively engaged in the preparation and launch of the Steering Group, including stakeholder outreach. 

As always, if you have any questions, please contact us at nstic@nist.gov, or reach out directly to our Senior Advisor for Stakeholder Engagement, Jim Sheire, at james.sheire@nist.gov.

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