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Key agencies join digital ID alliance

Two leading federal agencies have joined an alliance of organizations working to address digital identity challenges. The General Services Administration and the Defense Department’s Defense Manpower Data Center have joined the Liberty Alliance Project, a consortium of more than 160 organizations and companies developing standards for electronically managing identity information. Liberty Alliance specifications could play a key role in helping government organizations authenticate the identity of individuals and organizations that want to conduct business with government agencies via the Internet. GSA is responsible for the development and implementation of a common infrastructure for authentication services across the federal government, so it is significant that the agency has signed on as a Liberty Alliance member. Full Story

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