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Identity

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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:

The promise of Web2.0/Gov2.0 realizing its full impact may be dependent on getting to a concept of citizen-centric identity that works for everyone and enables the promise of “government-as-a platform”.

Judith Spencer

General Services Administration

Judith Spencer is the Chair, Federal Identity Credentialing Committee (FICC) at the General Services Administration. In this capacity, she is responsible for building consensus and promoting cross cutting solutions for unified logical/physical credentialing of Federal employees as directed in Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors. In addition, Ms. Spencer helps foster a united approach to Federal Identity Management activities – promoting a single activity that combines the goals of HSPD-12, the Federal Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), and e-Authentication. She works closely with the Federal PKI Policy Authority, in which capacity she promotes interagency cooperation and interoperability in the deployment of PKI. A key accomplishment of the Federal PKI is the Common Policy Framework that sets the requirements for the use of PKI in attaining HSPD-12 compliance. In addition, the Federal Bridge Certification Authority (FBCA) continues to promote interoperability between discrete trust domains and is a valuable resource to overall e-authentication activities. Prior to her current position, Ms. Spencer managed the Federal Information Security Infrastructure Program at GSA, which sought information systems security solutions for internet-based communications using public key technology. In addition, Ms. Spencer was involved in the efforts of the Federal sector to promote Critical Infrastructure Protection across the Departments and Agencies. Towards this end, Ms. Spencer led the transition of the Federal Computer Incident Response Capability (FedCIRC) from a pilot to operational status and worked with Federal agencies to build consensus for intrusion detection and incident response to unauthorized electronic exploitation. This activity culminated in USACERT at the Department of Homeland Security.
Ms Spencer has been involved in Federal Information Systems Security efforts for the past 34 years.

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Mary Ruddy

Meristic, Inc.

Mary is the founder of Meristic, Inc. She is a founding Board Member of the Information Card Foundation and Chief Steward of Identity Commons. She also founded and co-leads the Eclipse Higgins project, an identity management framework that includes an open source implementation of Information Cards. Mary’s work involves software projects and communities that address internet identity issues and trusted information sharing.

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John Clippinger

MIT Media Lab Human Dynamics Group

John Henry Clippinger is a research scientist at the MIT Media Lab’s Human Dynamics Group, where he conducts research on trust frameworks for protecting and sharing personal information. With Professor Alex Pentland of MIT, he is cofounder and executive director of the newly formed ID3 (Institute for Institutional Innovation & Data Driven Design), which is developing an open governance platform to support an ecosystem for data-driven services, infrastructures, and enterprises. Previously, John was founder and codirector of the Law Lab at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and a senior fellow at the Berkman Center, where he cofounded and supported the development of an open source, interoperable identity framework, Project Higgins, which gives users control over their personal information.

John is the author of A Crowd of One: The Future of Individual Identity and The Biology of Business: Decoding the Natural Laws of Enterprise. Previously, he was director of intellectual capital at Coopers & Lybrand and the founder and CEO of four software companies. He also holds software patents and consults with companies, foundations, and government agencies on technology, policy, and business strategy. He is co-chair of the Open Identity Exchange Advisory Board and has lectured at Stanford, Brandeis, MIT, Yale, Boston University, the Chinese Academy of Science, Harvard, Brown, Dartmouth, and the University of Pennsylvania, among others.

John is a graduate of Yale University and holds an MA and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of a number of prestigious groups, including the eG8 Forum, the Global Leadership Telco Council, and the Aspen Institute, among many others.

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