“The General Services Administration wants a limited number of state and local governments to try login.gov with their federally funded programs.
The COVID-19 pandemic and other crises have GSA‘s Technology Transformation Services looking to expand login.gov‘s authentication and identity proofing services, so people can more easily access their benefits.
Federal agencies have used login.gov with their websites since 2017, and GSA’s announcement Thursday brings users closer than ever to single sign-on for services at all levels of government.
‘TTS will limit engagements with state and local entities to work that is linked to federal programs in which TTS is uniquely positioned to provide assistance,’ reads a blog post announcing the news. ‘TTS will partner with applicable federal agencies to ensure proper coordination.’
Login.gov allows agencies to choose between forms of multi-factor authentication for securing accounts and is based on human-centered design…” Read the full article here.
Source: GSA extends login.gov access to states and localities – By Dave Nyczepir, February 18, 2021. FedScoop.