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This is the official community gathering place and information resource for identity and trusted infrastructure standards. The site is hosted by the OASIS IDtrust Member Section, a group that encourages new participation from developers and users. This is an open, vendor-neutral community-driven site, and the public is encouraged to contribute content. See more about this site.

Kundra, GAO eager to plug FISMA-IT security gap

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra is spearheading an effort to update
agency-reporting requirements under the Federal Information Security
Management Act and to streamline the process by replacing spreadsheets
with an online database.

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OASIS Approves Interoperability Standard for Information Cards

OASIS members have approved Identity Metasystem Interoperability (IMI) version 1.0 as an OASIS Standard, a status that signifies the highest level of ratification. IMI is best known as the technical protocol that enables Information Cards, a new way for people to register, login, and share information with websites without needing a new username and password for each site.

IMI was advanced by representatives of IBM, Microsoft, CA, EMC, Novell, and others.

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EU group decides on SAML for identity project

A group co-funded by the European Union will use as the core protocol for an identity system designed to integrate member states, but the group is still investigating if can provide some future benefit.

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North Korea blamed for ‘massive’ cyber attacks

SEOUL, South Korea - South Korean intelligence officials believe North
Korea or pro-Pyongyang forces committed cyber attacks that paralyzed
major South Korean and U.S. government Web sites, aides to two
lawmakers said Wednesday.

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Stephen Wilson's Babysteps

The challenge for Kantara -- It's not for nothing we call 'em "silos"!

I hope Kantara will be different but I have yet to see an "identity interoperabiity" initiative that properly articulates the real problem it's trying to solve.  Sometimes the question is more important than the answer.  So we need to start with a precise framing of what it means to have "interoperability" of identities.

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