The Identity and Access Management Engine (IDAM-E) will help the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE) enable identity and access management solutions via stakeholder engagement, problem identification, projects, and research and development (R&D) investments.
Description and Approach
IDAM-E will bring expertise, technologies, tools, capabilities and approaches from government (U.S. & international) as well as external scientific, technical, industrial and academic sources to bear on identity, cyber and privacy problems identified by the Apex programs, IDAM-E, and DHS in general. When capabilities do not exist, build them via investments in research, prototypes, etc.
- Leverage expertise and relationships that span the public and private sector to bring identity, information security and privacy capabilities to meet S&T program and HSE needs.
- Provide test-bed infrastructure and test and evaluation expertise to prototype, evaluate and validate technologies.
- Make R&D investments to close technology gaps in areas of importance to the HSE.
Engine Service Offerings
- Subject matter expertise
- Ideation workshops
- Analysis of alternatives
- Mapping technology to needs
- Proof of concepts
- Technology validation
Research & Development Investments
To mature technology
To provide open standards
To provide multiple implementation choices
To encourage private sector investment priorities
Engine Competency and R&D Focus Areas
- Authentication of people and non-person entities
- Risk based confirmation of identity that leads to trust
- Data and application security at rest and in transit
- Access control at the point of need
- User experience that incorporates security, privacy and informed consent
To learn more about IDAM Engine, contact IDAM-E@hq.dhs.gov
View the Identity and Access Management Engine Fact Sheet!