GSA’s 18F organization is taking a fourth bite at the identity management apple by developing a new platform called Login.gov despite 15 years of struggle to come up with a way for citizens, businesses and others to securely interact with agencies online.
Federal News Radio obtained a previously unreleased memo from federal CIO Tony Scott detailing 18 milestones over the next six months to make the Login.gov platform a reality.
The General Services Administration’s 18F organization is reviewing bids of a solicitation to provide identity proofing and fraud detection for its Login.gov portal. But RFQ already is raising some concerns about the initiative.
Multiple industry sources confirmed that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will not to take part in the pilot test that was expected to begin in 2017. That decision comes as GSA’s 18F awards Equifax a contract for identity proofing and fraud detection.
Joel Minton, the director of the Login.gov platform, said they are starting small and building on their successes to create a single sign-on for citizen services.