[KI-LC] Kantara Support For A National Identity Verification Standard??

Bob Pinheiro kantara at bobpinheiro.com
Mon Jun 21 17:52:27 EDT 2010

As part of my efforts to determine whether there's any external interest 
in the Consumer Identity WG's project plan, I recently spoke with Tom 
Lockwood, who is one of the drivers of the government's National 
Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, and Graham Whitehead of 
NASPO.  You may have seen the email and attached Call for Participation 
from ANSI IDSP (below), announcing that NASPO is commencing development 
of an American National Standard for Identity Verification.

The need for a standardized identity verification/proofing process is 
well known, and Tom mentioned that several people associated with 
Kantara (Brett, when he was ED, and Frank V. on behalf of IAWG) 
expressed to him that Kantara supports such an effort.  Others as well, 
in particular members of the financial services community, have also 
expressed interest.

However, the reality is that NASPO will not be able to pursue this work 
unless it can secure adequate funding, and also recruit enough "warm 
bodies" to actually participate in the effort.  Since there was some 
expression of interest and support by Kantara participants/members, I 
volunteered to find out whether this might translate into financial 
support, and whether anyone representing Kantara might want to 
participate in the actual development of the identity verification standard.

The attached Call for Participation describes the various levels of 
financial support that is being requested.  I'd like to propose that the 
question of whether Kantara can provide financial support for the 
development of an identity verification standard by NASPO be submitted 
to the Board of Trustees for their consideration.

Although I'm specifically addressing possible financial support by 
Kantara, NASPO would certainly be grateful for a commitment of financial 
support and participation by any other organization as well, including 
individual Kantara member organizations.

As noted below, an initial meeting of those making a commitment to this 
effort is planned for July 12-13 in Kansas City.  So if there is any 
possibility that Kantara might be able to contribute to this effort, the 
BoT should probably take up this matter fairly soon.


Bob Pinheiro
Chair, Consumer Identity WG
kantara at bobpinheiro.com

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	ID-V Standard Kick-Off Meeting & Call for Participation
Date: 	Wed, 16 Jun 2010 10:10:03 -0400
From: 	James McCabe <jmccabe at ANSI.ORG>
Reply-To: 	James McCabe <jmccabe at ANSI.ORG>

Dear IDSP participants,

The purpose of this eMail is to let you know that a meeting to commence 
development of a national identity verification standard will take place 
on July 12 and 13, 2010 in Kansas City. The meeting will start at 1:00pm 
on Monday July 12 and end on Tuesday July 13 at 4:30pm. The meeting will 
be held in Pavilion 3 at the :-

InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza
401 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO

A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel for the nights Sunday, 
July 11 through to Wednesday  July 14,  at a rate of $139.00 per night.

To make your reservation please call toll free 866 856 9717 and 
reference the NASPO rate (*NAS*), or you can book online at 
www.kansascityic.com <_http://www.kansascityic.com 
<http://www.kansascityic.com/>_> and use the code *NAS*.

Hotel reservations should be made on or before *June 21, 2010* after 
which time rooms will be released for general reservations.  More 
information about the hotel can be found at_ http//:www.kansascityic.com

_The required fee for participation in the development of this standard 
is detailed in the attached "ID-V Call for Participation"document. 
Individuals and organizations who wish to participate in the development 
process and attend this first meeting, must register to participate and 
commit to payment of the participation fee in advance of attendance at 
the meeting. Opportunities to benefit from the payment of  a sponsorship 
fee are also detailed in the attachment.

For further information please contact :-

Ann Whitehead
NASPO Administrator
Tel: (604) 921-9196
eMail: naspo at telus.net <outbind://54/naspo@telus.net>

Best regards,

Jim McCabe
Senior Director, Consumer Relations and IDSP
*American National Standards Institute
*25 West 43^rd Street, 4^th Floor
New York, NY 10036  U.S.A.
1-212-642-8921; Fax: 1-212-840-2298
jmccabe at ansi.org <mailto:jmccabe at ansi.org>

World Standards Week 2010 <http://www.ansi.org/wsweek>_*__

September 21-24, Arlington, VA

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