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NSTIC Guiding Principle 4:
Identity Solutions will be Convenient and Easy to Use
The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC, or Strategy) describes four Guiding Principles that form the foundation for all of the Strategy’s goals, objectives, and actions.
The fourth Guiding Principle—Identity Solutions will be Convenient and Easy to Use—states that in order to be effective, identity solutions must be intuitive, easy-to-use, and enabled by technology that requires minimal user training.
Identity solutions must also bridge the ‘digital divide’; they must be available to all individuals, and they must be accessible to the disadvantaged and disabled.
One key role for the Federal Government in the implementation of the Strategy is to partner with the private sector to ensure that the Identity Ecosystem implements all four of the Guiding Principles. The Federal Government’s role is also to coordinate a whole-of-government approach to implementation, including fostering cooperation across all levels of government, to deliver integrated, constituent-centric services.