On Friday, Obama-appointed White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt posted a press release to the WhiteHouse.gov blog about the draft National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace. The NSTIC is an important component and at the top of the list of action items in the President’s Cyberspace Policy Review. From Schmidt’s blogpost:
Today, I am pleased to announce the latest step in moving our Nation forward in securing our cyberspace with the release of the draft National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC). This first draft of NSTIC was developed in collaboration with key government agencies, business leaders and privacy advocates. What has emerged is a blueprint to reduce cybersecurity vulnerabilities and improve online privacy protections through the use of trusted digital identities.
Later in the post, Schmidt mentions IdeaScale’s role in the public collection of ideas. We’re happy to say that MSNBC also picked up the IdeaScale tip and has a sizable screenshot of the NSTIC’s public website with their story today.