White House mulls idea of mandatory ID cards for Web users

Nancy Houser Digital Journal 10/28/2011

The White House Cyber Security Adviser Howard Schmidt and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke have recently announced a proposal for mandatory virtual ID cards for Internet users, called the “National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace.”

Two additional agencies had been in the running for the proposal, in addition to White […]

Obama Administration Reportedly Plans to Create Internet ID for All Americans

FoxNews.com 1/8/2011

President Obama is putting plans in motion to give the Commerce Department authority to create an Internet ID for all Americans, a White House official told CNET.com.

White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt told the website it is “the absolute perfect spot in the U.S. government” to centralize efforts toward creating an “identity […]