Federated and Secure Identity Management in Operation

Presented by

Dr. Michael J. Mestrovich, President of FiXs

About this talk

Many visions, definitions, strategies and concepts on how “federation” should or would work currently abound when discussing Identity Management scenarios. The Federation for Identity and Cross-Credentialing Systems (FiXs) a not for profit Industry organization of more than 50 members/subscribers has actually built and operationalized, with the Department of Defense, one of the very first , if not the first such environment in existence today. This presentation and discussion will focus on the journey travelled over the last four years of collaborative work between the DoD and FiXs on establishing this Federation between Industry and Government. Participants will learn about the development of trust models, operating rules, policies on privacy and security, mandatory guidelines and standards, open technology solutions and the politics of making a Federation between Industry and Government actually operational. The discussion leader is Dr. Michael J. Mestrovich, President of FiXs, and one who spent nearly thirty years within the Department of Defense and Federal Government developing, implementing and operating enterprise wide systems and infrastructures for personnel, health, business and command and control systems. Over the past few years, since he retired from DoD, he has focused on innovative ways to allow Industry and Government to work together in collaborative forums in solving National infrastructure issues.

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