Managing Federal Identity Programs
The Federal ICAM (FICAM) program helps federal agencies plan and manage enterprise identity, credentialing and access management (ICAM) through collaboration opportunities and guidance on IT policy, standards, implementation and architecture. Most of the guidance and best practices found on this website are developed through interagency working groups.
Roadmap and Playbooks
The FICAM Roadmap, developed by the federal CIO Council, contains processes, procedures, and considerations for planning and managing logical access, physical access, identity management, and federation within federal agencies.
But the Roadmap was last updated in 2011, and as technology, policy and security practices rapidly evolve, the government must also evolve. To modernize the original FICAM Roadmap, we’ve begun migrating this information to playbooks. These playbooks are hosted on Github, and provide common policy and patterns to help you implement and execute ICAM at your agency.
- FICAM Roadmap and Implementation Guidance (PDF, December 2011) – Guidance for federal agencies on ICAM implementation. Note, the enterprise architecture section has been superceded by the FICAM Architecture Playbook
- Playbooks – View all the FICAM playbooks
Laws, Regulations and Policies
Agency staff should be familiar with all the supporting policysurrounding federal identity management systems. For more information on FICAM-related laws, policies, and standards, go to the standards and policies section of the FICAM Architecture.
Page Reviewed/Updated: January 15, 2021