Feds to use 'federated' ID checks

Thursday, 15 April 2004, 11:33 AM EST

Federal government officials will rely on other organizations to verify users' identities when they apply online for government loans or jobs.

The General Services Administration is building a system to help people feel safe conducting transactions with the federal government via the Internet, said David Temoshok, director of identification policy and management at GSA.

Behind the ambitious project is a federally run interoperability-testing lab to ensure the compatibility of commercial authentication products on which the infrastructure will depend. GSA officials will continue to operate the lab until industry establishes a similar facility, Temoshok said.

By Florence Olsen at FCW.

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