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PESC, InCommon Form Strategic Partnership

Posted on Oct 01, 2011 by Meredith Lovelace
Tags: Identity & Access, InCommon, Network Partnerships, Trust & Identity

InCommon and PESC (Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council) have announced a new strategic partnership to promote shared standards across the research and education community. The goal is to promote the development and adoption of shared standards and infrastructure across the higher education community, its partners and stakeholders. This collaboration will focus on areas of strategic importance to both organizations and to the education community.

"One example of how this collaboration is bearing fruit is a joint project between PESC and InCommon to bring vendors, campus IT departments, registrars, and admissions and financial aid officers together to look at how we can use federation and single sign-on to streamline the transition of students between high school and their college experience,” stated Charles Leonhardt, principal technologist, Georgetown University and chair of PESC’s Electronic Authentication/Authorization (EA2) Task Force. More information about the partnership is available online.