Two federal agencies, the Treasury Department's Financial Management Service and the Office of Personnel Management have selected RSA Security's federated Identity Manger solution to help meet the requirements of its E-Authentication Initiative. The product will enable federal agencies to share secure identities across government departments and will provide a standardization process for ID management.

Tom Gillis, senior vice president of worldwide marketing for IronPort Systems, said the government is making progress, but shouldn't declare victory just yet.

"We are seeing a shift. More and more we are seeing blended threats," Gillis said. "We've also seen a 200 percent increase in email containing spyware."

Thomas Raeuchle has joined Prodigen, a provider of identity management solutions, as its chief operating officer. Raeuchle has more than 20 years of experience in technology research, hardware and software engineering and product development. He has also worked for Honeywell Corporate Research, Cray Research and Ancor Communications.