After months of anticipation, speculation and heated discussion in the identity community the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) will be released this coming Friday, April 15th, beginning at 11:30 AM EDT at an event at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. in Washington D.C. The strategy was first revealed in a draft document published in June of 2010 under the auspices of Howard Schmidt who is Cyber-Security Coordinator in the White House Executive Office of the President. Expected distinguished speakers will include: Gary Locke, Secretary of Commerce and Howard A. Schmidt.
You can watch live video of the announcement by clicking: release-white-houses-national-strategy-trusted-identities-cyberspace-nstic
Several representatives from Identity Commons including: Kaliya Hamlin, Mary Ruddy, and Jay Unger will be attending the announcement event.
For additional information on NSTIC visit the NIST website at: http://www.nist.gov/nstic. See also http://www.nstic.us which is public coalition of organizations, including Identity Commons, that are attempting to foster an open, public dialog on NSTIC.