The following announcement was just sent from NIST's Jeremy Grant, with important updates on the coming NSTIC funded pilots and plans for constituting a Steering Group, among other updates.
We'll be providing information on these items and more over the next several days. Looks like 2012 will be the year NSTIC begins true implementation.
Read and review the Federal Funding Opportunity available at http://www.nist.gov/nstic/
2012-nstic-ffo-01.pdf, then spread the word to friends, colleagues, and co-workers.
Participate in our Proposer’s Day which will be hosted on February 15, at the Department of Commerce Auditorium from 9:00am-12:00pm. This event will give potential applicants the opportunity to learn more about the new pilot program and to meet and interact with other Stakeholders interested in supporting NSTIC pilots. It will also be webcast live at www.nstic.gov for those who can’t attend in person, with questions being accepted via Twitter (at #nstic) to support long distance Q&A.
Collaborate with fellow stakeholders, either through our Proposer’s Day event, or through outside venues, such as workshops, conferences, and online forums. We highly encourage the creation of consortia and teams to develop wide-reaching and effective pilot programs.
Submit project proposals that will help to build the Identity Ecosystem and accelerate adoption of the NSTIC. The Identity Ecosystem’s success will be built upon the foundation of private sector innovations, technologies, and standards. Abbreviated proposals are due March 7; a limited number of proposers will be selected from these and invited to submit full proposals.
In the next two weeks, we also expect to release a set of recommendations for establishing a privately-led Steering Group to lead implementation of the Identity Ecosystem. This long-awaited document will detail the results of responses to a Notice of Inquiry we published last year, and lay out a clear path forward for a governance structure to tackle the difficult standards and policy issues associated with creating the Identity Ecosystem.
In addition to our NSTIC Pilots Proposer’s Day, we will also be holding events on both the east and west coasts over the next 45 days:
RSA Conference: On Wednesday, February 29 from 3-5pm in Room 121 of the Moscone Center in San Francisco, we’ll be holding a NSTIC update featuring White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt and NSTIC National Program Office Manager Jeremy Grant. The event will provide stakeholders with an update on NSTIC implementation activities including the pilots and Steering Group, and offer an opportunity to ask questions.
IDtrust Workshop: NIST will host its annual IDtrust workshop March 13-14 at the NIST Campus in Gaithersburg, MD. More information (including registration details) is at http://www.nist.gov/itl/csd/
Senior Executive Advisor, Identity Management