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US Government Begins Rollout Of Its 'Driver's License For The Internet'

2014-05-07 11:17 by

 

The White House is leading efforts for online authentication technology - a new form of identification that some have called a driver's license for the Internet. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded $2.4 million to Michigan and Pennsylvania to test innovative tools and techniques for identity proofing and to enable use of secure credentials across departmental boundaries.

The first tests appear to be exclusively aimed at accessing public programs, like government assistance. The government believes this ID system will help reduce fraud and overhead, by eliminating duplicated ID efforts across multiple agencies.

But the program isn't strictly limited to government use. The ultimate goal is a replacement of many logins and passwords people maintain to access content and participate in comment threads and forums. The program is also NIST's effort to encourage the private sector to develop viable alternatives to a well-known but aging form of authentication: the password.

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