In a world of high security, customized user experiences and complex program compliance, it’s more important than ever that our applications can effectively resolve and act upon the identity of their users. Major initiatives depend on it. As such, identity management (IDM) isn’t just a nice to have. It’s quite literally the foundation of everything we do in modern government. When you combine this fact with the most pervasive trend in government technology — that is, the move to the cloud — things get even more exciting. Welcome to Identity Management-as-a-Service, or IDMaaS. This Center for Digital Government issue brief helps you understand IDMaaS, the benefits it can bring to government and how to get started.