Government Federated Identity Management
This paper addresses the challenges in creating an effective identify management system and recommends steps that can be taken to address this issue. The concept is to create single globally unique personal identities, independent of any relationship that an individual has with a particular government agency or other enterprises. It also means developing mechanisms for federating identity, authentication, authorization and attribute management in a national framework that includes federal government agencies, state, tribal, and municipal governments, and industry partners.
This report was prepared as part of the 2008 ACT-IAC Presidential Transition Project.