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Dr. Peter Alterman is Deputy Associate Administrator for Technology Strategy at the U.S. General Services Administration. His prior position was Assistant Chief Information Officer for Electronic Authentication at the National Institutes of Health and Chair of the U.S. Federal PKI Policy Authority. In 2001, he was Acting Director of the Federal Bridge CA and he served as Senior Advisor to the Chair of the Federal PKI Steering Committee until 2003. Dr. Alterman serves on numerous government and industry electronic identity management committees and workgroups.

He has been actively involved in Internet technology since serving on the Federal Research Internet Coordinating Committee in 1989. In 1997, he received the NIH Director's Award for "providing innovative leadership to NIH Executives and Managers by identifying and addressing critical issues in managing the information technologies of NIH." In 2002, he received the E-Gov Pioneer Award and the Potomac Forum Leadership Best Practice Award for the NIH-Educause PKI Interoperability Project. In 2003 he received Special Recognition Awards from the Federal Bridge Certification Authority and the Federal PKI Steering Committee. In 2005 he received a special recognition award from the E-Authentication Partnership for his work on Levels of Assurance determination. In 2008 he received both the NIH Merit Award and the NIH Director's Award for pioneering work on interfederated identity authentication. He received his Ph.D. in 1974 from the University of Denver.

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