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NSTIC Guiding Principle 3:
Identity Solutions will be Interoperable
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 third Guiding Principle—Identity Solutions will be Interoperable—is to ensure policy and technology interoperability among identity solutions, which will enable individuals to choose between and manage multiple different interoperable credentials. Further, identity solutions will support identity portability and will enable service providers within the Identity Ecosystem to accept a variety of credential and identification media types.
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.