Person-Centric Identity Management: Rapidly Assimilating Data About a Person of Interest

January 2017
Topics: Federal Transition, Homeland Security, Data (General), Government Agency Operations
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Recent terrorist attacks in the United States and around the world clearly illustrate the need for the rapid assimilation of data surrounding the perpetrators, both to verify and confirm the identities of perpetrators as well as potentially to expand the actionable identity-related intelligence required to prevent follow-on attacks or terrorist activity.

The U.S. government needs a robust Person-Centric Identity Management (PCIM) capability. PCIM enables the resolution and aggregation of multiple un-linked identity records (and associated data) to form a singular, comprehensive, and high-confidence view of an individual (subject to the appropriate security, privacy, and civil right/civil liberty legal protections).

Note: Transition of power after a Presidential election is complicated; preparing the federal government for a seamless shift to a new administration is crucial to continuing important work on behalf of the American people. MITRE will inform this transition by sharing our insights and experiences with those involved in transition planning and with leaders in the next administration. Our recommendations derive from the ongoing, practical guidance we provide our federal agency sponsors as they face critical national challenges.

This paper is part of a collection provided to our government sponsors; it supports MITRE’s focus on assisting new administration and career civil service leaders through the transition and beyond to achieve results that matter.

View the entire MITRE Federal Transition collection.

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