“The Small Business Administration is using a boost from coronavirus response legislation to bring 16 legacy systems under the central authentication of login.gov — a move that is intended to help make it easier for businesses to apply for and receive federal aid.”
“Login.gov was tasked with providing authentication and identity verification services to agencies that are allocating funding under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. That includes SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program, a loan initiative for small businesses, although in that instance only banks are using login.gov.”
“Login.gov is a single sign-on project, spearheaded by the 18F and the U.S. Digital Service teams, that allows users to log in to multiple government websites with the same email address and password combination.”
“The CARES Act provision allowed SBA to shorten its timeline for bringing 16 legacy systems under the central authentication of login.gov. Legacy systems with their own, separate modes of authentication can be an impediment to adopting login.gov. So instead of forcing everything over individually, SBA created a middle layer called an ‘identity broker’ in-house…” Read the full article here.
Source: Login.gov is adding a new agency, and also vetting ‘liveness detection’ technology – By Dave Nyczepir, May 18, 2020. FedScoop.