Thursday, May 10, 2012

White House includes NSTIC defunding as reason for veto threat

c/o FierceGovernmentIT
"House appropriators voted to give the program no new money at all, stating in a report accompanying their bill that NIST won't be able to obligate funding for NSTIC pilots until the end of this fiscal year. Senate appropriators would give NSTIC its requested $24 million."
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Is NSTIC Silicon Valley's way to seduce government out of longterm considerations for Big Data's commercial dragnets and privacy issues attached to federated digital ID? Is funding NSTIC a way to portray government as a open marginal stakeholder in a massive comprehensive public-private infrastructure build online?

Facebook, Microsoft and Google are all data brokers with federal contracts. Facebook is certainly arrogant enough to have said they aspire to "be the web".

What do you think? Place your comments below....


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