Authentication

Scaling up secure, single sign-on

With nearly $187 million in Technology Modernization Fund investment, GSA will increase Login.gov’s cybersecurity for current and future users, add equitable identity verification and in-person options for vulnerable populations and make it easier for agencies to provide Login.gov to more citizens.

How transit-based IDs open the door for digital citizenship programs

By reshaping their digital tools, beginning with transportation-based identity systems, cities can create new ways for residents to interact with the urban environment around them.

PIV encryption: The solution to federal email insecurity

Personal identity verification credentials and encryption enable strong identity verification and end-to-end encryption, ensuring that only the intended recipient can read encrypted emails and attachments.

How government can protect against CARES Act scammers

Identity proofing will ensure that relief funds get delivered quickly and accurately and that fraud prevention doesn’t put a burden on the user experience.

Solving identity management a 'game changer' for agencies

The General Services Administration wants an identity management framework that can be used across the federal government.

Credentialing private-sector emergency workers

The Corporate Emergency Access System makes it easier to verify that someone claiming to be essential company personnel is in fact essential.

ID validation on the fly for emergency response

A new solution dynamically vets and authorizes first responders and their devices so they can access and share information when they are participating in incidents outside their home jurisdiction.

TSA agents to warn travelers on Real ID deadline

Transportation Security Administration agents at airports will warn travelers without Real ID-compliant driver’s licenses that they have just 13 months to get one.

Facial recognition software prompts privacy, racism concerns in cities and states

Amid privacy concerns and recent research showing racial disparities in the accuracy of facial recognition technology, some city and state officials are proposing to limit its use.

Maryland lawmaker warns Real ID snafu could lead to license confiscations

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration has asked law enforcement officials to confiscate licenses from drivers they stop if the driver is on the MVA’s list to provide additional documentation.

Real ID, real problems: States cope with changing rules, late rollouts

Technical glitches, delays and miscommunication are roiling the Real ID implementation in some states, calling into question whether residents will have the secure driver’s license needed to travel by air or enter government restricted areas after October 2020.

GAO: Time to move past 'knowledge-based' identity verification

Attacks like the 2017 Equifax hack have compromised so much personal data that knowledge-based ID verification no longer provides secure remote identification proofing.

OMB updates identity management policies

The Office of Management and Budget wants to make it easier to use PIV credentials across agencies and ensure digital devices and tools have manageable identities.

How identity proofing can balance security and convenience

Innovative technologies and advanced analytics allow agencies to meet authentication standards, minimize fraud concerns and still deliver a positive customer experience.

5 ways DMVs could modernize in 2019

While there's a fundamental need for overall system modernization, state motor vehicle departments can make specific, near-term upgrades that will improve a portion of the DMV experience for both citizens and staff.

Fingerprint and face scanners aren't as secure as we think they are

Advances in artificial intelligence are rendering current methods of protecting biometric data obsolete.