HID Global, a supplier of secure identity solutions, announced that the company's director of government relations, Kathleen Carroll, has been elected Chair of TechAmerica's identity management committee. Carroll has been Vice Chair of the committee for the past two years, and will now serve as Chair through 2012.
TechAmerica's identity management committee provides the industry with a forum for working with federal and state governments to develop identity authentication and verification best practices, and also promotes the use of technology to increase the security of identity management systems. The group focuses on a variety of issues including the homeland security presidential elective (HSPD)-12, health identity authentication, biometrics, the Real ID Act, RFID and federated identity and government credentialing programs, and also hosts an annual ID management policy conference and monthly ID management breakfast briefings.
“Carroll has played an important role as Vice Chair of TechAmerica's identity management committee, and the committee is looking forward to her expertise and leadership for the next two years as Chair,” said Phil Bond, President and CEO, TechAmerica.