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Advancing Identity Management (2007)

  1. 1. Advancing Identity Management Duane Blackburn Office of Science & Technology Policy November 27, 2007
  2. 2. The Executive Office of the President White House Office Office of the National Security (HSC, Freedom Corps, Faith-Based Initiatives) Vice President Council Domestic Policy Council Office of Management Office of Science & Nat’l Economic Council & Budget Technology Policy Nat’l AIDS Policy US Trade Council of Office of National Representative Environmental Quality Drug Control Policy Office of Council of Economic Foreign Intelligence Administration Advisors Advisory Board Primarily career staff Primarily political staff Mix of political, detailees and career
  3. 3. OSTP – What We Do • Advise the President and others within the Executive Office of the President on the impacts of science and technology on domestic and international affairs; • Lead an interagency effort to develop and implement sound science and technology policies and budgets; • Work with the private sector to ensure Federal investments in science and technology contribute to economic prosperity, environmental quality, and national security; • Build strong partnerships among Federal, State, and local governments, other countries, and the scientific community; • Evaluate the scale, quality, and effectiveness of the Federal effort in science and technology.
  4. 4. OSTP – How We Do It ► Engage the budget process; Work with OMB & agencies ► Review/Approve regulations, testimony, strategies, etc. ► Getting the word out ► Advisory committee meetings ► National Academies’ panels ► National Labs, universities, etc. ► Occasional workshops & conferences ► Coordinate Interagency Activities via the National Science and Technology Council
  5. 5. NSTC Organizational Framework President Vice President Director, OSTP PCAST (private sector advice) Executive Secretary NSTC Agency POCs Cabinet Secretaries, Agency Heads Exec. Sec. Committee Agency Reps Co-Chairs, Agency Members OSTP, OMB Subcommittee Working Group Task Force Working Group Task Force Task Force
  6. 6. New Concept? Or New Functionality? New Applications and Technical Possibilities
  7. 7. IdM today: Lots of Interest! ► Identity Theft ► Financial ► Border Control ► Virtual Identities ► Law Enforcement ► Telecommunications ► Computing ► Benefits Management ► eGovernment ► Healthcare ► Defense ► Transportation
  8. 8. What is needed for the future? ► Identity Management Foundation ► What is “identity management?” ► Gravell: Identity Management HTML analogy ► Ensure Accurate Public Discussions ► “Promoting a scientifically educated and aware public is necessary if we are to make the appropriate decisions about the nation’s R&D investments, guide the adoption and debate the societal implications of new science and technologies, and reap the maximum benefits from our investments. The quality of these efforts underpins the entire US scientific enterprise.” ■ Science for the 21st Century ► Both of these require collaboration and consistency among the government, industry and academic communities
  9. 9. Foundation Building Blocks ► HSPD-12; PIV ► Multiple groups with varying interests worked together to develop an approach that is generally agreeable ► Significant back-end infrastructure in place to establish a trusted root identity ► Large scale implementation ► Foundation is being leveraged for other public & private sector programs ► Federal Biometric Efforts ► Biometrics are closest real-time association with a core identity possible ► Federal system of systems enables “one person, one identity” when necessary
  10. 10. NSTC Subcommittee on Biometrics & IdM Co-Chair (Biometrics) Co-Chair (Overall) Co-Chair (Identity Management) Brad Wing, DHS/US-VISIT Duane Blackburn, OSTP Jim Dray, NIST Executive Secretary Michelle Johnson, FBI (SETA) Emeritus Co-Chairs Kevin Hurst, OSTP Chris Miles, DHS S&T Subcommittee Department Leads IdM Task Force?? Interoperability Standards Biometrics RDT&E S&T Assistance Privacy Communications
  11. 11. Ensure Accurate Public Discussions ► Current discourse is fundamentally flawed ► People are clueless about what the private sector is already doing ► Government not adequately explaining plans and rationale for decisions ► Technical industry focusing on solutions without considering the driving business case ► Technology privacy community is in its infancy ■ learning to stand up, but isn’t walking yet ► Obstructionists are doing what they do best ► The media is loving the conflict ► The public is confused and irritated
  12. 12. Discussing IdM programs To correctly analyze, and truly understand, an IdM system, one must properly understand several factors: ► Business case ► Enrollment and vetting ► Technology Selection ► Usage (including maintenance and termination)
  13. 13. Next Steps ► Start to build foundation ► IdM TF ■ What do we need to know? ■ Where do we need to focus? ► What other activities/people do we need to be aware of, collaborate with, etc.? ► Ensure accurate public discussions ► How do we ensure the public, press & Congress have a good understanding? ► ITAA can be a voice of learned reason ■ Only beneficial if done correctly
  14. 14. Duane Blackburn 202-456-6068