Grant comes to NIST with both federal and industry experience. He has been chief development officer for ASI Government (formerly Acquisition Solutions, Inc.) since April 2009.
Prior to joining ASI Government, he spent almost his entire career working on identity management and credentialing issues.
Grant began his career as a legislative aide in the Senate, where he drafted the legislation which laid the groundwork for the Department of Defense and GSA smart card and public key infrastructure efforts. Grant then joined the Intelligent Technologies Division at Maximus, a government services firm, where he led the division’s security and identity management practice, and played a major role in a number of major federal identity and security programs. He then spent three years withWashington Research Group as the firm’s identity and cybersecurity market analyst.
He also has been active with several identity management committees at TechAmerica and the Interagency Smart Card Advisory Board.
In leading the NSTIC, Grant will help bring the public and private sectors together to meet the challenge of building consensus on legal, technical and policy frameworks.
Specific responsibilities will include:
Working with industry to identify where new standards or collaborative efforts may be needed to enable Americans to use – and businesses and other entities to accept – stronger, more secure online authentication technologies;
Coordinating collaboration across government stakeholders, including agencies such as the General Services Administration and Department of Homeland Security, as well as state and local governments; and
Guiding NSTIC pilot projects and other NSTIC-related implementations.