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Public safety agencies are seeking ways to reliably grant mission-critical information access to authorized users while also ensuring security and data integrity. Technical pilot projects sponsored by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency demonstrated cross-domain federated identity, credential and access management for secure information sharing for first responders in Texas and Tennessee.

The ability to dynamically manage access to information systems whether it involves data about drug overdoses, sensitive federal threats, criminal justice information, geographical information system (GIS) mapping, or physical access to a crime scene or response perimeter, is central to today’s public safety information technology environment. Identity, credential and access management (ICAM) is responsible for the governance, policies and technologies needed to make this happen…

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