In the omnibus spending bill President Donald Trump signed into law last week, CIOs at the Agriculture and State departments received specific empowerments provisions.
GSA’s Kay Ely, the assistant commissioner for the IT category, announced she will retire by Dec. 31 after taking on a 90-day detail to work on the agency’s merger with OPM.
GSA is reducing the three-month old requirement for vendors to send by mail notarized letters to update current registrations or apply for a new one.
The Office of Management and Budget is seeking comments on a draft policy that promotes shared services for identity credentialing and access management.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the USAJobs.gov website is among the first citizen facing sites to use the new Login.gov identity management service.
Joel Minton, the director of the Login.gov platform, said they are starting small and building on their successes to create a single sign-on for citizen services.
Multiple industry sources confirmed that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will not to take part in the pilot test that was expected to begin in 2017. That decision comes as GSA’s 18F awards Equifax a contract for identity proofing and fraud detection.
The General Services Administration’s 18F organization is reviewing bids of a solicitation to provide identity proofing and fraud detection for its Login.gov portal. But RFQ already is raising some concerns about the initiative.
Federal News Radio obtained a previously unreleased memo from federal CIO Tony Scott detailing 18 milestones over the next six months to make the Login.gov platform a reality.
GSA’s 18F organization is taking a fourth bite at the identity management apple by developing a new platform called Login.gov despite 15 years of struggle to come up with a way for citizens, businesses and others to securely interact with agencies online.