Thursday, September 20, 2012

NIST awards AAMVA $1.6 million for federated biometric pilots

c/o Digital ID News
The National Institute for Standards and Technology released the five pilot award winners for the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace. The five were selected from a pool of 27 finalists and 186 organizations that originally submitted proposals. 
The grantees of the pilot awards are: 
The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA): $1,621,803 AAMVA will lead a group of private industry and government partners to implement and pilot the Cross Sector Digital Identity Initiative (CSDII). The goal of this initiative is to produce a secure online identity ecosystem that will lead to safer transactions by enhancing privacy and reducing the risk of fraud in online commerce. In addition to AAMVA, the CSDII pilot participants include the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, Biometric Signature ID, CA Technologies, Microsoft and AT&T.

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