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Letter to Howard Schmidt on NSTIC

Dear Dr. Schmidt:

The White House and Department of Homeland Security have recently released a public draft of the National Strategy for Trusted Identity in Cyberspace (NSTIC). The NSTIC outlines an ambitious identity management strategy for the United States, but public discussion has been extremely limited. The NSTIC is a very significant policy document, that may have an impact on Internet commerce, online speech, identity management, identity trust frameworks, and online anonymity. We, the undersigned, are concerned that the current public comment period is insufficient for a policy document of this magnitude and request an extension of the public comment period in order to pursue public dialog.