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Considerations for Identity Management in Public Safety Networks

This document analyzes approaches to identity management for public safety networks in an effort to assist individuals developing technical and policy requirements for public safety use.


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This document analyzes approaches to identity management for public safety networks in an effort to assist individuals developing technical and policy requirements for public safety use. These considerations are scoped into the context of their applicability to public safety communications networks with a particular focus on the nationwide public safety broadband network (NPSBN) based on the Long Term Evolution (LTE) family of standards. A short background on identity management is provided alongside a review of applicable federal and industry guidance. Considerations are provided for identity proofing, selecting tokens, and the authentication process. While specific identity management technologies are analyzed, the document does not preclude other identity management technologies from being used in public safety communications networks.

This document is intended for those wishing to understand possible approaches to identity management in next-generation public safety networks. Local public safety networks, private sector communities, and public safety applications leveraging identity management services (such as criminal justice information and records management systems) may also find the guidance useful.

The attached zip file includes:

  • Intro Page.pdf
  • Terms and Conditions.pdf
  • NIST.IR.8014.pdf

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