ID Management

Editor’s Favorites of 2018

As we say goodbye to 2018, Nextgov's executive editor revisits some of our most impactful and important stories from the previous year.

DHS Seeks National Security Tech from Small Businesses

Officials finalized the 10 focus areas for groups participating in next year’s Small Business Innovation Research program.

Safari Browser Is Testing USB Security Keys

It's the latest web browser to add a boost user security.

10 Problems DHS Wants Innovative Small Businesses to Solve in 2019

The department will be offering millions of dollars to small businesses able to offer solutions to these 10 tough technical problems.

NIST Wants to Make PIV Cards Work for Smartphones in Two Years

The effort mirrors a Pentagon plan to improve identity verification on mobile devices.

Insider Threats Are Alive and Well. Take These 6 Steps to Reduce Risk.

The recent sentencing of a National Security Agency analyst shows agencies need to remain vigilant.

Cyber Researchers Propose a ‘Smart’ Social Security Card

Instead of ditching the SSN as an identifier, the government could take steps to modernize it.

Half of Government and Military Employees Used Awful Passwords for LinkedIn, Report Finds

Yes, one of them was “password”—and even in 2012 there was no excuse for that.

CBP Rolls Out Facial Recognition at Silicon Valley Airport

International travel at the Mineta San José International Airport has doubled in recent years.

What Government Could Learn from Payment Companies About Identity Management

If someone finds or steals a government Personal Identity Verification card, it’s possible that they could access sensitive or secret information during a very limited window before its loss was reported or discovered.

Here's a Non-Binary Approach to Smarter Cybersecurity

Moving beyond an "allow or deny" choice could reduce friction between agency security pros and their end users.

NSA Hasn’t Implemented Post-Snowden Security Fixes, Audit Finds

The spy agency also fell short on numerous information security requirements, according to its first public audit overview.