The Secure Identity Alliance has been hard at work forging new solutions and services for the eGovernment sector, headlined by its new eDocument Security Awareness Model and eServices Provision Tracker offerings.
The Alliance’s eDocument Security Awareness Model promises to provide governments and public sector organizations with a self-assessment tool with which they benchmark their current and future eDocument projects. The Security Awareness Model covers the eDocument lifecycle including enrollment, issuance, document design/personalization and support processes.
eDocument Security Awareness Model users can analyze their own programs against best practice criteria in each of the preceding areas, run and test possible scenarios as well as benchmark projects against current deployments across the world. Any data inputted by authorities within the tool will be fully anonymous, and a detailed report will be created to identify potential areas of improvement and development.
Along with participation from the public authorities responsible for national eDocument provision, the Alliance expects the model will be a catalyst for a stronger peer-to-peer online community that will bring professionals together to identify and discuss best practices, market and technology trends as well as future development.
Joining the eDocument model is the Alliance’s eServices Provision Tracker. eServices Provision Tracker seeks to answer the question “What eServices are governments deploying, and which credentials should be used for these identity services?”
The answer for eServices Provision Tracker is found using a thorough analysis of the emerging market for government eServices. The tracker will report on live implementations, their chosen credentials and the identity services they provide. The result of this analysis is a comprehensive market sizing and reference tool that gives government agencies the data they need to build the next generation of secure, cost effective eServices.
The eServices Provision Tracker will drive an online community where users can access regional breakdowns of project activity, discuss trends, share lessons learned and best practices as well as benchmark their eServices programs against their peers. As with document model, all data inputted by outside authorities will be fully anonymous, and a detailed report will be created to identify areas of improvement and development.
Backing the solutions is a new report that was jointly conducted by the Secure Identity Alliance and The Boston Consulting Group, which projects exponential growth of eServices based on Tusted Digital Identity. So significant are the report’s findings that eGovernment is expected to save the public in excess of $50 billion per year by 2020.
“Whether we’re logging into eServices to perform health care claims, to vote or sign a digital transaction, pay taxes, book or buy goods or services, our digital identity will be absolutely central in the years to come,” says Frédéric Trojani, chairman of the Board of the Secure Identity Alliance. “Convenience, privacy protection and security are therefore of paramount importance for trust in modern and efficient electronic government services. And as we move further towards 2020 the role of digital identity intensifies as the cost savings mount up.”
Other notable findings of the report include:
- Potential eGovernment savings by region to 2020, with savings in Europe and Asia growing at the highest rate
- Breakdown of savings for digital transactions, public administration and citizen time saving benefits
- Tracking by industry sector to eServices, showing pent-up demand for eGovernment services
- High profile eGovernment implementations across the world and crucial steps Governments can take to unlock better, more harmonized service delivery across agencies
The Secure Identity Alliance will be presenting its new solutions during the Government Mega Trends Conference at CARTES, Paris.