Trust Fabric Expiration

The NIEF Cryptographic Trust Fabric Management Policy (Section 2.4.2) specifies that the NIEF Trust Fabric will be revised every 30 days or sooner as needed to accommodate updates. The trust fabric signing happens on an offline, air gapped certificate authority as specified within the NIEF Certificate Policy. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, and a mandate to work from home as much as possible, the use of the air gapped certificate authority system is more difficult. It is still critical that the trust fabric expire within some amount of time and that it be regenerated and republished prior to expiration, but to accommodate the working conditions of the COVID-19 crisis, we are relaxing the requirement within Section 2.4.2 and currently extending the period to 60 days, this may be extended further in the coming months if appropriate. Please direct any questions or concerns to

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