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1 The Federation for Identity and Cross-Credentialing Systems (FiXs) FiXs ® - Federated and Secure Identity Management in Operation Implementing federated identity management and assurance in operational scenarios

2 UNCLASSIFIED 2 Common Issues with Physical and Logical Security How do we protect our facilities and systems, balanced with ease of use?  Easy, secure access for those who belong  Simple identification verification of visitors and users Identity assurance for contractors & suppliers must:  Incorporate strong vetting for those that require access  Follow DoD and all Federal guidelines Access decisions must be automated & reliable The facility or system owner is ultimately responsible-- so how do we help?  Improve decisions through interoperable electronic authentication  Make it more secure, smarter & cost efficient per system  Develop applications that work with multiple level credentials How do we protect our facilities and systems, balanced with ease of use?  Easy, secure access for those who belong  Simple identification verification of visitors and users Identity assurance for contractors & suppliers must:  Incorporate strong vetting for those that require access  Follow DoD and all Federal guidelines Access decisions must be automated & reliable The facility or system owner is ultimately responsible-- so how do we help?  Improve decisions through interoperable electronic authentication  Make it more secure, smarter & cost efficient per system  Develop applications that work with multiple level credentials

3 UNCLASSIFIED 3 FiXs - The Federation for Identity & Cross-Credentialing Systems ---What is it? A 501(c)6 not-for-profit trade association initially formed in 2004 while working with the Department of Defense to provide secure and inter-operable use of identity credentials between and among government entities and industry A coalition of diverse companies/organizations supporting development and implementation of inter-operable identity cross-credentialing standards, systems and end to end solutions for various applications Members/Subscribers include: government contractors, technology companies, major firms, small businesses, sole- proprietors, not-for-profit organizations, Department of Defense, state governments, etc. A 501(c)6 not-for-profit trade association initially formed in 2004 while working with the Department of Defense to provide secure and inter-operable use of identity credentials between and among government entities and industry A coalition of diverse companies/organizations supporting development and implementation of inter-operable identity cross-credentialing standards, systems and end to end solutions for various applications Members/Subscribers include: government contractors, technology companies, major firms, small businesses, sole- proprietors, not-for-profit organizations, Department of Defense, state governments, etc.

4 UNCLASSIFIED 4 FiXs is a Standards, C & A and Network Access Organization Complete Legal Governance structure for member firms Certification and Accreditation program for issuing identity credentials and securing personal identifying information A secure network switch through which transactions can be passed for PACS and LACS applications Standards for interfacing with the network switch and interoperability of applications Secure Network access to certified service providers and sponsors of individuals holding certified credentials Clearinghouse for objective consideration of technologies, business processes, rules and requirements Complete Legal Governance structure for member firms Certification and Accreditation program for issuing identity credentials and securing personal identifying information A secure network switch through which transactions can be passed for PACS and LACS applications Standards for interfacing with the network switch and interoperability of applications Secure Network access to certified service providers and sponsors of individuals holding certified credentials Clearinghouse for objective consideration of technologies, business processes, rules and requirements

5 UNCLASSIFIED 5 Governance Structure Defined Trust Model Operating Rules Security Guidelines Policy Standards, including Privacy Act compliance Technical Architecture Specifications and Standards Implementation Guidelines Formal, legal flow down agreements for members/subscribers Defined Trust Model Operating Rules Security Guidelines Policy Standards, including Privacy Act compliance Technical Architecture Specifications and Standards Implementation Guidelines Formal, legal flow down agreements for members/subscribers

6 UNCLASSIFIED 6 The Basic Principles Individual personal identifying information, such as biometrics, ss#, and other unique personal identifying information is captured once and accessed as required for authentication of ones’ identity This information is maintained in a federated manner, whereby there is no single database of every individual’s identifying information. The data is maintained in a distributed manner under the authority and control of the organization who “sponsors” the individual holding the certified identity credential Structured to emulate the ATM and credit card network model of the banking industry Individual personal identifying information, such as biometrics, ss#, and other unique personal identifying information is captured once and accessed as required for authentication of ones’ identity This information is maintained in a federated manner, whereby there is no single database of every individual’s identifying information. The data is maintained in a distributed manner under the authority and control of the organization who “sponsors” the individual holding the certified identity credential Structured to emulate the ATM and credit card network model of the banking industry

7 UNCLASSIFIED 7 Identity Federation between DCCIS & FiXs Users: Member company employees w/ their credentials or CAC holders

8 UNCLASSIFIED 8 Meeting Policy Objectives Certified Credentials that can be trusted with confidence  “FiXs network fully operational for worldwide use in support of identity authentication purposes & applications” – DMDC July, 16, 2007  “The DoD shall establish & maintain the ECA program to support the issuance of DoD-approved certificates to industry partners & other external entities & organizations.” -- DoDI 8520  “FiXs credentials that include PKI certificates issued from DoD ECA vendors are acceptable for use by DoD web based systems”-- -ASD/NII July 11, 2008 Short term return on investment (ROI)  Existing highly available architectures for identity deployment & revocation information -- immediate cost avoidance of CAC issuance “outside of the fence” Certified Credentials that can be trusted with confidence  “FiXs network fully operational for worldwide use in support of identity authentication purposes & applications” – DMDC July, 16, 2007  “The DoD shall establish & maintain the ECA program to support the issuance of DoD-approved certificates to industry partners & other external entities & organizations.” -- DoDI 8520  “FiXs credentials that include PKI certificates issued from DoD ECA vendors are acceptable for use by DoD web based systems”-- -ASD/NII July 11, 2008 Short term return on investment (ROI)  Existing highly available architectures for identity deployment & revocation information -- immediate cost avoidance of CAC issuance “outside of the fence”

9 UNCLASSIFIED 9 FiXs Chain of Trust

10 UNCLASSIFIED 10 Robust revocation processes “A revocation process must exist such that an expired or invalidated credential is swiftly revoked.” Certified Credentials issuers are required to maintain FiXs enrollment, privacy, administrative control, revocation, and audit information Maintenance & updating of the revocation information is the joint responsibility of the sponsoring organization & the Certified Credential issuer Card & Certificate Revocation Lists are issued immediately upon revocation Certified Credentials issuers are required to maintain FiXs enrollment, privacy, administrative control, revocation, and audit information Maintenance & updating of the revocation information is the joint responsibility of the sponsoring organization & the Certified Credential issuer Card & Certificate Revocation Lists are issued immediately upon revocation

11 UNCLASSIFIED 11 FiXs & Certified Credentials Value Proposition & ROI Inter-operable with DoD systems—can be used by other Federal organizations Under review to be accepted as PIV Inter-operable per Fed CIO Council guidance Achieved enterprise-wide capability and best practices Provides Security & Privacy of staff, systems, data and facilities in compliance with latest identity assurance and identity management processes Comply with FAR contract requirements Supports HSPD – 12 and NIST PIV Proven uniform approach is possible and realistic across government and industry Inter-operable with DoD systems—can be used by other Federal organizations Under review to be accepted as PIV Inter-operable per Fed CIO Council guidance Achieved enterprise-wide capability and best practices Provides Security & Privacy of staff, systems, data and facilities in compliance with latest identity assurance and identity management processes Comply with FAR contract requirements Supports HSPD – 12 and NIST PIV Proven uniform approach is possible and realistic across government and industry

12 UNCLASSIFIED Kantara Initiative IDDY Award (Identity Deployment of the Year) 12

13 UNCLASSIFIED 13 Contact Information Dr. Michael Mestrovich, President - FiXs   Robert Martin, Corporate Secretary - FiXs   Larry Mendenhall, Board Member- FiXs   Dr. Michael Mestrovich, President - FiXs   Robert Martin, Corporate Secretary - FiXs   Larry Mendenhall, Board Member- FiXs  


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