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GSA seeking new digital identity credential model

The General Services Administration is looking for ideas to develop a federated digital identity credential services business model, solution or procurement vehicle, according a Sources Sought notice filed recently.

The development would be in support of the Connect.Gov program, formerly known as the Federal Cloud Credential Exchange.

Resource: Read the Sources Sought notice

"Connect.Gov provides federal agencies with the ability to accept a full range of accredited third-party commercially available digital credentials that allow the public to access agency online services, with greater security, privacy and efficiency," reads the notice. "GSA envisions establishing a vibrant identity ecosystem where individual consumers can choose to use a third party-issued, government approved credential they already have and trust to access government sites and services."

Resource: How ConnectGov works

Connect.Gov is currently implementing initial operational capability, and the notice marks GSA's outreach to industry to help develop the best operational model.

Interested companies have until June 19 to respond.

How Connect.Gov works.

Photo Credit: GSA

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