The U.S. Postal Service is piloting a program that would enable federal agencies to accept third-party identity credentials instead of requiring users to create government usernames and passwords, reports Information Week.
The pilot is associated with the Federal Cloud Credential Exchange (FCCX). Due to a requirement set by the federal CIOs in October 2011, federal agences are required to accept third-party credentials for online government services by October 2014.
The Postal Service will be conducting this pilot for one year, and it will work with the General Services Administration and third-party providers for the program. The system will have to be able to support 135 million customers and up to one million transactions per hour.
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