RE: DID Press Release Testimonials

From the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T):

“The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) works to protect privacy and reduce vendor lock-in by ensuring open standards and demonstrable interoperability testing. As the US government agency that initially funded the work leading up to the Decentralized Identifiers specification, we are pleased to see its ratification as a global standard,” said Anil John, Technical Director of S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program. “We have and continue to contractually obligate our vendors to adhere to open global standards, including W3C Verifiable Credentials and W3C Decentralized Identifiers, as part of our ‘Preventing Forgery & Counterfeiting of Certificates and Licenses’ workstream, and participate in open standards processes in order to ensure transparency, protect privacy, and increase global equity in technology outcomes that affect not only those in the US, but abroad as well.”

Best Regards,


Anil John
Technical Director, Silicon Valley Innovation Program
Science and Technology Directorate
US Department of Homeland Security
Washington, DC, USA

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From: Zundel, Brent <>
Sent: Friday, July 8, 2022 12:22 PM
Subject: DID Press Release Testimonials

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This message is to inform the DID WG and CCG that the W3C intends to write a press release.
To that end, we are seeking testimonials about Decentralized Identifiers. For an example of the sort of thing we're looking for, please see:<;!!BClRuOV5cvtbuNI!WW-a0VlzwQZ0yjPTgwkEBBKg7A7lQcPozjAcnJvStC7HLGoIhEqoR7rwjDBuVvOhUoMF$>

The testimonials may be submitted as a reply to this email. The deadline for submission is July 15th.

Thank you,

Brent Zundel, co-chair DID WG

Received on Friday, 15 July 2022 11:02:35 UTC