Identity Assurance & Trusted Access Division

The Identity Assurance and Trusted Access Division (IATAD) provides leadership and implementation guidance and resources for Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM).  IATAD’s Federal ICAM (FICAM) Program focuses on designing requirements, developing services, piloting shared solution capabilities, leading government-wide policy recommendations, governance, and customer outreach. Furthermore, the FICAM Program provides a collaborative environment to share best practices that encourage consistency and promote security in ICAM implementations across the Federal Government. The FICAM Program executes and oversees the following:

1) FIPS 201 Evaluation Program. Development and maintenance of government-wide testing and evaluation conforming to NIST guidelines to assure that the GSA Approved Products List (APL) consists of products that have passed rigorous T&E. This comprehensive evaluation capability supports the selection and procurement of qualified products and services for the implementation of federated and interoperable ICAM solutions.

2) Trust Framework Solutions (TFS). Oversight of governance processes that expand upon the trust criteria outlined in NIST SP 800-63 and confirms that identity services are complying with federal standards. The TFS program approves external identity services for use by federal agencies, which enables citizens to access federal applications in a secure manner using credentials that they may already have.

3) Federal Public Key Infrastructure (FPKI). Execution of the governance functions of the FPKI infrastructure by Chairing the Federal PKI Policy Authority, which is an interagency body set up under the Federal CIO Council. Federal Public Key Infrastructure (FPKI) provides the government with a common infrastructure to administer digital certificates and public-private key pairs, including the ability to issue, maintain, and revoke public key certificates.

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Last Reviewed 2015-12-01