OMB seeks comment on draft cyber credential policy

The Office of Management and Budget has released a draft policy on identity, credential and access management (ICAM), seeking public comment on how best to address governmentwide and agency-specific identity management.

“Agencies must be able to identify, credential, monitor and manage user access to information and information systems across their enterprise in order to ensure secure and efficient operations. In particular, how agencies conduct identity proofing, establish digital identities and adopt sound processes for authentication and access control will significantly impact the security of their digital services,” wrote OMB Director Mick Mulvaney.

“Additionally, as information about individuals becomes more widely available through social media or through breaches of personally identifiable information (PII), it is increasingly important that all agencies adopt identity validation solutions that enhance privacy and mitigate negative impacts to delivery of digital services and maintenance of online trust.”

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