The Directory Services team supports Nebraska Directory Services (NDS) which is a framework for agencies to make use of pre-built role-based authentication technology so that identity management doesn't have to be built by each individual agency. NDS leverages existing state employee information to identify internal users of state computer resources but also provides processes and procedures to include external users (providers and the public) that may need to make use of state web services to access information and applications. It provides the portal framework to give our workforce and citizens easy access to state government any time, anywhere.