Three Appointed to Assurance Advisory Committee

The InCommon Steering Committee has appointed three new members to the Assurance Advisory Committee (AAC), the oversight body of the InCommon Identity Assurance Program.

Debbie Bucci is an IT architect at the National Institutes of Health, and also is security advisor to the chief privacy and security officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Department of Health and Human Services. She serves the AAC as one of two at-large members.

Tricia Craig is principal auditor in the Office of Internal Audits at Duke University. She serves as one of the two auditors on the AAC.

Doug Falk is vice president and chief information officer at the National Student Clearinghouse. He holds one of the two service provider stakeholder positions on the committee.

The AAC, which has a maximum of 10 voting members, is responsible for:

  • Providing oversight of the entire InCommon Identity Assurance Program
  • Reviewing applications for certification to one or more of the InCommon assurance profiles, and making recommendations for approval or denial to the InCommon Steering Committee
  • Recommending changes to the Identity Assurance documents and program

Details of the assurance program, and a complete AAC roster, are available at

The InCommon Assurance Program awards certifications to identity providers that support criteria for consistent electronic credential and identity management practices. These practices increase the confidence in a user’s electronic identity and help mitigate risk for the campus and local or cloud service provider. InCommon has published two assurance profiles, Bronze and Silver, which are comparable with federal Levels of Assurance 1 and 2, respectively.

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