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NIST Announces Five Grants to Pilot Trusted Identity Technologies

From NIST Tech Beat: September 17, 2013

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Contact: Jennifer Huergo

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced more than $7 million in grants to five organizations to fund pilot projects as part of the government’s National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) initiative.

The NSTIC initiative is a collaborative effort among the private sector, advocacy groups and public-sector agencies. It supports technologies that enable individuals and organizations to use secure, efficient, convenient and interoperable identity credentials to access online services in a way that promotes confidence, privacy, choice and innovation.

NIST announced a competition for the 2013 NSTIC pilot project grants on Jan. 30, 2013.* These new pilots build on the successful launch of five NSTIC pilots awarded in 2012.**

The five winners of the 2013 NSTIC grants are:

  • Exponent (Calif.), $1,589,400;
  • Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC) (Ga.), $1,720,723;
  • Privacy Vaults Online, Inc. (PRIVO) (Va.), $1,611,349;
  • Troop ID (Va.), $1,204,957; and
  • Transglobal Secure Collaboration Participation, Inc. (TSCP) (Va.), $1,264,074.

For more details on the individual projects, see the NIST news announcement, “NIST Awards Grants to Improve Online Security and Privacy" at www.nist.gov/itl/nstic-091713.cfm. For further information about these meetings and NSTIC, visit www.nist.gov/nstic.

*See the Feb. 6, 2013, NIST news announcement, “NIST Solicits Proposals for 2013 Grants to Advance Trusted Identities in Cyberspace” at www.nist.gov/public_affairs/tech-beat/tb20130206.cfm#nstic.
**See the Sept. 20, 2012, NIST news announcement, “Five Pilot Projects Receive Grants to Promote Online Security and Privacy” at www.nist.gov/itl/nstic-092012.cfm.