In order to hasten adaptation of the IDAP, the Cabinet Office sees a practical and strategic opportunity to leverage OIX domain expertise, joint research and pilots. Through OIX, the Cabinet Office has directed funding to facilitate and coordinate the rapid formation, deployment, and analysis of Alpha Projects: small scale, low risk tests of interoperable components that address key challenges to realising the IDAP goals of convenient, secure, and privacy-enhancing digital transactions. The projects target specific issues that have been identified by the Programme as requiring interoperability and industry standards-based solutions. They will test solutions to key program challenges with representative users and be designed to be scalable in line with the strategic architecture of the IDAP. The Alpha Projects aim to advance the development of the IDAP, but provide technology-agnostic use cases with global implications for public-private identity transactions.
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