Dr. Peter Alterman is Chief Operating Officer of the SAFE-BioPharma Association. Until his retirement from federal service, he was Senior Advisor to the National Program Office of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, NIST. Before that he served as the Senior Advisor to the NIH CIO for Strategic Initiatives, Assistant CIO for e-authentication at the National Institutes of Health and Chair of the U.S. Federal PKI Policy Authority. He serves on several industry electronic identity management committees and workgroups. Peter has received numerous government and private sector awards for pioneering work in federated identity management. He received his M.A. from Adelphi University and his PhD from the University of Denver. His specialties are Technology Management, IT Security, Public Key Infrastructure Policy, Identity Management Federations, and Inter-federations.