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Change in Plans for Next NSTIC Workshop on Technologies and Standards

The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace held two workshops in June following the launch of the strategy in April:  a Governance workshop in Washington, D.C., and a Privacy workshop at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  They had announced tentative plans for a third workshop on Technologies and Standards to be held in Silicon Valley sometime in the Fall, but they recently informed us that they are planning a couple of related activities to be located with existing events:

October 19th will be NSTIC Day as part of the Internet Identity Workshop (IIW).  IIW is scheduled for October 18-20 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.  According to NSTIC officials, “. . . IIW [is] a long-running event in the identity space that is unique in its ability to bring together a wide variety of identity ecosystem players – including advocates, startup firms, governments, academics and Fortune 500 companies – to work on solutions to multiple interoperating projects, standards, and networks for identity, data sharing and reputation. Given the government’s commitment to keeping the private sector in the lead on NSTIC, and IIW’s focus on user-centric identity, we are excited about the opportunity to leverage this event for the next round of NSTIC discussions.”  There will also be a panel discussion during EDUCAUSE 2011 in Philadelphia on this same day to explore Higher Education's Role in the Identity Ecosystem.

NIST will hold a more formal, government-sponsored event focused on NSTIC technologies and standards with the Identity and Trust on the Internet (IDtrust) Symposium, on March 13-14, 2012 at NIST in Gaithersburg, MD.