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NIST to help set mobile identity standards

“As an industry group committed to security and trust of identities in cyberspace and the physical world, we endorse NSTIC and want to see it succeed,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance. “In our comments, we have outlined all of the factors that we view will be essential to its success, including: the overall governance structure of the steering group; managing quality participation by as many interested parties as possible; being accessible to all; being fair and democratic; and having adequate, sustainable funding.”

Smart Card Alliance Submits Comments to NIST on Establishing NSTIC Steering Governance

Princeton Junction, N.J., August 2, 2011–After publicly endorsing the Obama Administration’s National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), the Smart Card Alliance announced today that it has submitted comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) regarding the establishment of NSTIC governance.

The entire comment to NIST on the Notice of Inquiry (NOI), ”Models for a Governance Structure for the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC),” Docket No. 110524296-1289-02 can be read on the Smart Card Alliance website. The comments include discussion of general principles that the Alliance believes NIST should follow in establishing NSTIC governance, followed by specific answers to the questions in the NOI.



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