Peter Alterman, PhD, is Chief Operating Officer, 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 has been involved in Internet technology since serving on the Federal Research Internet Coordinating Committee in 1989 and was executive sponsor and policy director for NIH iTrust, the first multi-award-winning, fully-federated gateway service in the Federal government.

Dr. Alterman serves on numerous government and industry electronic identity management committees and workgroups and has received numerous government and private sector awards for pioneering work in federated identity management. He received his Ph.D. in 1974 from the University of Denver.