Are You Ready for a Government Issued Driver’s License for the Internet?

from Government is raising its expectations. While it hasn’t been uncommon
in the past for governments to consider money wasted by fraud,
mismanagement or inefficiency as an expense of doing business, times are
changing. New technologies are preventing such waste and initiating
cultural change in the public sector. At the Florida Department of
Children and Families (DCF), that transformation is being realized
through the adoption of an online authentication tool the agency is
using to ensure that the benefits it issues, like food assistance, are
going to the right people.

Such incarnations of online authentication technology are sprouting up
in state government agencies around the country, led by a White House
vision of a new, central form of identification, what some are calling
“a driver’s license for the Internet.”


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