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About the Identity Management Systems Program

Standards & Metrics

Identity Systems Research

Global eID

Biometrics - Interoperabilty, Quality, & Access





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Date Created: 28-Aug-2007
Last Date Modified: 22-Feb-2008

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Electronic identities are routinely used to access logical and physical resources, and have become a ubiquitous part of our national infrastructure.

Identity management systems are responsible for the creation, use, and termination of electronic identities.  However, Identity Management as a formal discipline is a fairly new concept. 

In conjunction with other federal agencies, academia, and industry partners, the NIST Identity Management Systems Program is pursuing the development of common models and metrics for identity management, critical standards, and interoperability of electronic identities.  These efforts will improve the quality, usability, and consistency of identity management systems, protect privacy, and assure that U.S. interests are represented in the international arena.

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Mr. Jim Dray
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Ms. Tanya Brewer
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