Identity Ecosystem Steering Group


Establishment of the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG). The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), which was signed by President Obama in April 2011, called for the establishment of a private sector-led steering group to administer the development and adoption of the Identity Ecosystem Framework.

The IDESG. The IDESG receives its authority to operate from the active participation of its membership in accordance with the Rules of Association which follow. The IDESG has been initiated with the support of NIST. Following an initial period, the IDESG will transition to a self-sustaining organization.

The Identity Ecosystem was established during a Kickoff Meeting held in Chicago from August 15-16, 2012. The Kickoff Meeting was a huge success, bringing together 195 Steering Group members who attended in person and 315 members who participated remotely. Over the course of two days, IDESG members elected officers, reviewed draft charter and by-laws and established Working Groups and Standing Committees to address specific challenges to the Identity Ecosystem that the group is charged with creating.

The Identity Ecosystem Management Council shall provide guidance to the Plenary on the broad objectives envisioned by the NSTIC and other functions as described.

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