VIENNA, Va., April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Transglobal Secure Collaboration Participation, Inc. (TSCP) announced today that it has been selected by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as one of 28 organizations that will compete for grants to develop and implement pilot programs for The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), an initiative signed by President Obama in April 2011.
NSTIC identifies a set of guiding principles for accelerating the use of trusted digital identity credentials. The strategy aims to deploy a system that helps secure transactions on the Internet, improve the public's awareness and control of personal information, and stimulate growth of online commerce.
"TSCP is honored to be part of this industry team that is focused on an initiative to protect and secure our national infrastructure," said Keith Ward, President and CEO of TSCP. "The NSTIC Pilot Program is a way for TSCP member companies, along with organizations and states that have joined the TSCP Team, to demonstrate key NSTIC concepts and identify barriers to adoption across technical, political, social, and economic domains. The TSCP approach brings together government, private and public sector participants to collaborate in achieving NSTIC's goals. A key challenge that crosses all domains is being able to increase security while preserving privacy."
"TSCP realized early on that there is no single government, agency or company that can address security in cyberspace on its own," said Ward. As a result, the TSCP team has engaged several non-member teaming partners who will add depth to the team's overall expertise. Those partners include Open Identity Exchange (OIX), Trusted Computing Group (TCG), National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) and the All Hazards Consortium. He further stated, "TSCP's approach is a 'trusted architecture framework' - through various real-life case scenarios."
About TSCP: TSCP, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(C)(6) technical association comprised of defense and technology companies in the U.S. and Europe, as well as U.S. government departments and agencies and European government ministries. TSCP is a Government-industry partnership specifically focused on mitigating the risks related to compliance, complexity, cost and IT that are inherent in large-scale, collaborative programs that span national jurisdictions.
TSCP members include: BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, EADS, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, U.S. Dept. of Defense, Government Services Administration, U.S. Secret Service, UK Ministry of Defense, the Netherlands Ministry of Defense, the French government, Microsoft, CA Technologies, ActivIdentity, Boldon James, Deep-Secure, FuGen Solutions, Gemalto, Intercede, NextLabs, NLR, PwC, Quest Software, Titus and Wave Systems.
For more information, visit TSCP on the web at http://www.tscp.org.
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