ME Top Items - March 04, 2005
Rising CIO Stars Forum
Name: Rising CIO Stars Forum
DATE: April 6, 2005
Location: 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC
ME Participates in RSA Conference
Members of the Office of Technology Strategy (ME) members of
the 14th Annual RSA Information Security Conference in San Francisco. One panel
discussed the Homeland Security Presidential Directive12, Personal Identity Verification (PIV)
of Federal Employees and Contractor, policy and draft technical standard, that provides a
roadmap for identity management of Federal employees and contractors. Another panel discussed
key components of a national trust framework for identity management, as advanced by the Federal
E-Authentication Initiative and the Electronic Authentication Partnership (EAP),
a public-private effort. The EAP plans to conduct pilots to demonstrate interoperability
across multiple products and authentication technologies. For additional information on the EAP, see
A third panel discussed traditional authentication methods (PIN, Password and PKI),
and then compared them to knowledge-based authentication (KBA) in terms of potential uses,
operational benefits, implementation alternatives, and security and privacy considerations.
In addition, the Federal E-Authentication Initiative sponsored a successful interoperability
demonstration for the software products from 12 commercial vendors, teamed with GSA's E-Authentication
Initiative to demonstrate interoperability of the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0,
an open standard for security developed by the OASIS standards consortium. E-Authentication intends
to adopt SAML 2.0 when it qualifies for inclusion in the E-Authentication architecture.
For additional information, contact David Temoshok at (202) 208-7655, email email@example.com.
Federal Identity Management to be Highlighted at the Smart Card Alliance Conference in March
The Office of Technology Strategy (ME) will contribute to the Fourth
Annual Smart Cards in Government Conference March 9-11, 2005. The Smart Card Project Manager’s
Meeting, to be led by John Moore of ME, will be held in conjunction with the conference.
Judith Spencer, also of ME, will speak on the development Federal Identity Management Handbook
to support the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 and the recently issued Federal
Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201. Both sessions included the latest information on
these dynamic areas. For further information, contact John Moore, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Judith Spencer at email@example.com.
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