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Government To Citizen Initiatives > E-Authentication > E-Authentication
Program Manager
: Steve Timchak
: Minimizes the burden on businesses, public and government when obtaining services on-line by providing a secure infrastructure for on-line transactions, eliminating the need for separate processes for the verification of identity and electronic signatures.
Progress to Date
: Issued final OMB E-Authentication Guidance for Federal agencies (establishes 4 levels of identity assurance)
  Issued Federated Technical Architecture Design and Component Interface specifications for pilot
  Completed Interim Credential Assessment Framework
  Conducted Credential Assessment on 12 Credential Service Providers
  Completed strategic business plan
  Published Interim Federal Trust List
  Established interoperability testing lab
Next Steps
: Issue Final NIST Technical Guidance on Authentication systems
  Complete federated authentication pilot and issue report
  Create E-Authentication Portal for FirstGov
  Add at least 25 credential service providers to credential trust list
  Issue Federated Technical Architecture Design and Component Interface specifications for government-wide deployment
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Not undertaking a consolidated authentication approach would cost an additional $200 million in development costs, $26 million in acquisition costs and would delay implementation of the E-Government initiatives to 2005 and beyond.

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