Over a week-ago I tweeted that I had experienced NSTIC whiplash yet again and wasn’t sure how to deal with it. I have been known to speak my mind and get some folks really upset for doing so – Given that I know the social media savy NSTIC NPO reads all tweets related to their program they know I said this. They also didn’t reach out to ask what I might be experiencing whiplash about.
First of all since I am big on getting some shared understanding up front – what do I mean by “whiplash” it is that feeling like your going along … you think you know the lay of the land the car is moving along and all of a sudden out of nowhere – a new thing “appears” on the path and you have to slam on the breaks and go huh! what was that? and in the process your head whips forward and back giving you “whip-lash” from the sudden stop/double-take.
I was toddling through and found this post. What does it Mean to Embrace the NSTIC Guiding Principles?
I’m like ok – what does it mean? and who decided? how?
I read through it and it turns out that in September the NPO just decided it would decide/define the meaning and then write it all out and then suggest in this odd way it so often does that “the committees” just go with their ideas.
“We believe that the respective committees should review these derived requirements for appropriate coverage of the identity ecosystem. We look forward to continued progress toward the Identity Ecosystem Framework and its associated trustmark scheme.”
Why does the NPO continue to “do the work” that the multi-stakeholder institution they set up was created to do that is to actually figure out the “meaning” of the document.