SICAM: Crafting the Standard Behind Statewide Citizen Services
By Paul Laurent on Oct 11, 2010
Extending valuable citizen services remains the core mission for State and Local governments. But as Public Sector initiatives and requirements change, those services also need to be more transparent, proactive, and secure. Against that backdrop, the move is on to standardize several components underneath the services that form our Public Sector relationships with the Citizen and Businesses. A little less than a year ago, we got a first pass at a common Federal approach to broad-based federation with the release of the Federal Identity Credential Access Management Roadmap (FICAM). In the months since FICAM's release, State and Local government is looking to the framework to cobble a similar state roadmap for the next generation of citizen services.
The contributors to SecureGov find themselves in frequent discussions across the U.S. aimed at crafting a State-facing version of Identity Credential Access Management (or SICAM). Borrowing from the framework of the Federal FICAM and everyday real Public Sector use cases and realities, common approaches are forming toward a state standard. Starting here, SecureGov and the Oracle ASG will share and discuss the evolution of building transparent, proactive, secure citizen services vis-à-vis a SICAM model and Oracle technology.
While the larger discussion around SICAM will undoubtedly create its own significant amount of documentation, our SecureGov conversation will begin to tackle individual components in the posts to follow.