New is refreshing the conversation about Zero Trust

Understanding identity management is now easier than ever.
Oct 2, 2023

The General Services Administration Office of Government-wide Policy’s (OGP) Identity Assurance and Trusted Access Division has refreshed that gives government agencies one place to go to learn the latest news in cybersecurity and guidance for implementing Zero Trust. The new design makes information more accessible and learning more enjoyable for everyone.

“Identity management is critical as we look to share more information with trusted individuals,” said Dan Pomeroy, deputy associate administrator for OGP’s Office of Technology Policy. “Our team’s work on provides all of the key resources for federal agencies to apply the best practices for information access.”

Zero Trust is an approach to cybersecurity that goes beyond “trust but verify” and treats all networks and correspondence as potential threats. can help federal agencies, vendors, acquisition professionals, program managers, and anyone else interested learn how to plan for, implement, and reach Zero Trust more quickly — enabling the right individual to access the right resource at the right time for the right reasons.

A screen capture of the I.D. homepage shows a carousel on the second slide. It reads: Zero Trust concept assumes there is no implicit trust granted to assets or user accounts based solely on their physical or network location (i.e., local area networks versus the internet) or based on asset ownership (enterprise or personally owned). Authentication and authorization (both subject and device) are discrete functions performed before a session to an enterprise resource is established. Below the text is a blue button with white text that says, Learn more about Zero Trust.

Explore the different areas within that include:

  • Current playbooks 
  • Federal, Identity, Credential, and Access Management (FICAM) architecture basics
  • University section

The site is designed to help both new and seasoned professionals stay current with digital identity and security concepts. There, users can refresh, upskill, or learn about robust identity implementation as part of an agency’s cybersecurity and FICAM practice.

Ken Myers, the director of the Identity Assurance and Trusted Access Division, said he hopes will help more agencies reach Zero Trust by the September 2024 deadline set by the Office of Management and Budget’s memo, M-22-09 Federal Zero Trust Strategy (PDF, 29 pages, 935 KB, January 26, 2022).

“I’m proud of the work our team has done to modernize the website to ensure better user experience, enhance accessibility, and improve continuous learning on digital identity topics,” Myers said. “I can confidently say we are at the forefront of cyber and our digital identity focus areas are helping agencies achieve Zero Trust maturity quickly through identity first approach.”

Check out to learn more about how FICAM can help agencies achieve Zero Trust more quickly. For more information on the new website and how it can help you with your identity management, feel free to contact OGP’s Identity Management team at


Visit the new to explore its resources for vendors, program managers, and acquisition professionals.