Banking on e-authentication

Thursday, 28 October 2004, 11:59 AM EST

Banks are getting behind the federal government's E-Authentication initiative, giving a significant push to federal efforts to use electronic identities for e-government and e-commerce, said Steven Timchak, director of the initiative at the General Services Administration.

Speaking today at the Federal Information Assurance Conference in Adelphi, Md., Timchak said that he would soon announce the extent of the banks' participation. "We're meeting daily with major banks" to talk about E-Authentication, he said.

By Florence Olsen at FCW.

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