Agencies look past ID cards to next phase of identity management

Jan 12, 2017

January 11, 2017

Federal News Radio

With 85 percent of agencies using smart identity cards to log onto computer networks, they’re starting to look ahead to the next phase of identity management: controlling who gets access to what information, and when. That requires implementing a back-end attribute exchange.

“The back-end attribute exchange is a secure way for different agencies — federal agencies, state, local and tribal agencies — to securely register and share attributes about data and about people. To help calibrate policy around privacy, around security, around information sharing,” said Kshemendra Paul, program manager of the Information Sharing Environment in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, on Identity Access and Management Month.

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