04 October, 2013
The Georgia Tech Research Institute was awarded $1.7 million to create a Trustmark Marketplace as part of the identity ecosystem for the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace. The institute is Georgia Tech University’s applied research arm and has played a role in the design, development and implementation of the national information exchange model. John Wandelt, a research fellow and division chief at the institute, who also serves as director of the national identity exchange federation, spoke with Regarding IDs Gina Jordan about the award. The pilot project will leverage the institute’s experience with identity, credentialing and access management standards to develop and demonstrate a trustmark framework. The objective of this framework is facilitating cost effective, interoperable trust across multiple communities of interest within the identity ecosystem. “And we do that in a way that it also enhances privacy and transparency through third-party validation,” says Wandelt.