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Initiative Name: eAuthentication
Lead USDA Agency: OCFO/NFC
Lead USDA Liaison: Mark Liegey
Other USDA personnel participating in the initiative:

Project            USDA Actions        Completion           Where Today         USDA Person            Assistance Needed to Complete
Milestone          to Achieve              Date                                 Leading Action         Project
(including date)   Milestones       (for each action
                                    mm/dd/yyyy)

Establish the E-   1. Voting        1. Completed        1. USDA attends all     1. Chris Niedermayer
Authentication     member of                            ESC meetings and
Executive          ESC                                  reviews and
Steering                                                comments on
Committee                                               documents as needed
(ESC) to provide
leadership and     2. Attend        2. On-going
oversight to       quarterly
operationalize     meetings
the E-
Authentication
component
06/2003


Establish the      1. Voting        1. Completed        1. USDA attends all     1. Leslie Pozanek      USDA agencies need to be aware of the
Federal Identity   member of                            FICC meetings and                              FICC Charter and Framework documents
Credentialing      FICC                                 reviews and
Committee                                               comments on
(FICC) to define                                        documents as
and put in place                                        needed.
the Federal
Identity           2. Participate   2. On-going         2. Participate on       2. Mark Liegey
Credentialing      on working                           Federal Employee
component of       groups                               Credentialing working
the E-                                                  group.
Authentication
initiative         3. Review and    3. Completed
07/2003            comment on
                   Charter and
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Project             USDA Actions          Completion         Where Today        USDA Person        Assistance Needed to Complete
Milestone           to Achieve                Date                              Leading Action     Project
(including date)    Milestones         (for each action
                                       mm/dd/yyyy)
                    Framework
                    documents

                    4. Attend          4. On-going
                    quarterly
                    meetings




Establish E-        Attend weekly      On-going           Attend meetings and   Owen Unangst and
Authentication      Architecture                          review and comment    Mark Liegey
Architecture        Working Group                         on documents.
Team                (AWG)
10/2003             meetings




Complete and        Review and         Completed          Business Plan
approve E-          comment on                            accepted by OMB
Authentication      document
Business Plan
12/2003




Demonstrate         Participate on     On-going                                 Owen Unangst and
federated           grants.gov pilot                                            Mark Liegey
identity product    with WebCAAF
interoperability    credentials and
for e-Gov           application(s)
initiatives
through proof-of-
concept
12/2003




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Project              USDA Actions        Completion      Where Today       USDA Person        Assistance Needed to Complete
Milestone            to Achieve              Date                          Leading Action     Project
(including date)     Milestones       (for each action
                                      mm/dd/yyyy)

Issue Federated      Attend pilot     On-going                             Owen Unangst and
Technical            meetings                                              Mark Liegey
Architecture         comment on
Design and           specification
Component            documents
Interface
specifications for
pilot
12/2003


Complete pilot,      Assist with      03/2004                              Owen Unangst and
issue report         successful                                            Mark Liegey
03/2004              completion of
                     pilot and
                     compilation of
                     report



Issue Federated      Attend weekly    On-going                             Owen Unangst and
Technical            meeting of the                                        Mark Liegey
Architecture         AWG and
Design and           assist with
Component            document
Interface            preparation
specifications for
government
wide deployment
06/2004




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Project              USDA Actions        Completion          Where Today            USDA Person        Assistance Needed to Complete
Milestone            to Achieve              Date                                   Leading Action     Project
(including date)     Milestones       (for each action
                                      mm/dd/yyyy)

Issue Agency         Attend weekly    On-going                                      Owen Unangst and
Application          meeting of the                                                 Mark Liegey
Implementation       AWG and
Guidance             assist with
Document             document
06/2004              preparation



Issue draft NIST     Review and       On-going           Reviewed and               Mark Liegey
Technical            comment of                          commented on
Guidance on          published                           several drafts –
Authentication       versions of                         awaiting new draft
Systems              document                            from NIST
12/2003



Issue Interim        1. Review and    1. On-going        1. CAF documentation       1. Mark Liegey
Credential           comment of                          has been reviewed
Assessment           published                           and commented on
Framework            versions of
(CAF) to             document
establish criteria
for evaluating       2. Participate   2. As Needed       2. Will assist eA to       2. Mark Liegey
authentication       on assessment                       conduct CAF as
systems and          team                                CSP’s apply for
CSPs at the four                                         evaluation
determined
assurance levels     3. WebCAAF       3. 01/2004                                    3. Owen Unangst
03/2004              being
                     evaluated at
                     Level 2




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Project             USDA Actions          Completion          Where Today           USDA Person      Assistance Needed to Complete
Milestone           to Achieve                Date                                  Leading Action   Project
(including date)    Milestones         (for each action
                                       mm/dd/yyyy)

Publish Interim     NFC                On-going           Waiting for guidance      Mark Liegey
Federal Trust       Certification                         from FICC
List of             Authority will
authentication      apply to be
systems and         CSP at level 3
CSPs at
evaluated
assurance levels
04/2004


Issue Initial       Review and         Completed          Reviewed and              Mark Liegey
Notice of           comment on                            commented on
Federal             document                              several drafts
Authentication
Policy in Federal
Register
07/2003


Post ERA            Project Lead for   Completed          eAuthentication Risks     Mark Liegey
Authentication      Government-                           and Requirements
Risk                wide RA tool                          Analysis (eRA)Tool is
Assessment          development                           posted on the eA
(RA) Tool for                                             website – used to
Government-                                               evaluate the
wide use                                                  assurance levels
09/2003                                                   needed to protect on-
                                                          line transactions


Issue Final         Participate on     Completed          Authentication Policy     Mark Liegey
Federal Register    cross-agency                          document is final legal
Notice for          panel to review                       review at OMB
Federal             and reach
Authentication      disposition on
Policy (to          all public
establish 4         comments from
authentication      Federal
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Project            USDA Actions         Completion          Where Today          USDA Person      Assistance Needed to Complete
Milestone          to Achieve               Date                                 Leading Action   Project
(including date)   Milestones        (for each action
                                     mm/dd/yyyy)
assurance          Register Notice
levels)
12/2003




Issue Common       Review and        Completed          Completed by Federal     Randy Speed
Federal PKI        comment on                           Bridge PKI Steering
Policy             document                             Committee
12/2003




Issue Common                                                                     Leslie Pozanek
Federal Smart
Card Policy
03/2004




Issue Common       Participate on    On-going           Waiting for OPM to       Mark Liegey
Federal Identity   working group                        take lead on this work
Assurance          when it is                           group
Policy             formed
03/2004




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Project              USDA Actions        Completion      Where Today       USDA Person      Assistance Needed to Complete
Milestone            to Achieve              Date                          Leading Action   Project
(including date)     Milestones       (for each action
                                      mm/dd/yyyy)

Establish criteria   USDA is asked
for Identity         to not
Management           participate
Shared Services      because of our
01/2004              desire to be
                     CSPs
                     (WebCAAF and
                     NFC)


Issue approved       USDA is asked
Identity             to not
Management           participate
Shared Service       because of our
Providers based      desire to be
on evaluation of     CSPs
capabilities         (WebCAAF and
03/2004              NFC)


Issue                Waiting for                                                            USDA agencies need to be aware
aggregated           information                                                            aggregated acquisitions that they can
acquisition to       from FICC                                                              leverage
provide secure,
common,
trustworthy
credentials to
Federal civilian
agencies
05/2004




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