From Fido Alliance:

In a panel following the keynote on where the government can help with identity and authentication, Paul Rosenzweig, Resident Senior Fellow, Cybersecurity and Emerging Threat at the R Street Institute commented that good identity is clearly one of those common public goods that economic theory teaches us, is best provided at a governmental level. That’s an idea that panelist Phil Lam (pictured), Executive Director of Identity for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) agreed with.