Trusted Identities Plan "A Long Way Off"
ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.January 17, 2011
NetworkWorld reports on the government's strategy for better securing the Internet by improving authentication. Department of Commerce (DoC) Secretary Gary Locke unveiled the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace last week. It calls for the creation of a National Program Office within the DoC to support the strategy. The administration has stressed that the plan does not include the creation of a national ID card or government-controlled authentication system, the report states, but questions remain about how the strategy would play out, and analysts say that concrete implementation is a long way away.