Jeremy Grant, the head of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) has told colleagues he is leaving his position following four years at the helm.NSTIC was set up to create a new type of “identity ecosystem” for the Internet with the intent of killing passwords, reported ZDNet.Jeremy Grant, senior executive advisor for identity management at NIST, will be replaced by Michael Garcia, the deputy director of NSTIC, who will take over as acting director. (Garcia will be presenting at the connect:ID event on March 25)”I'm proud of the progress we've made these past four years,” Grant reportedly said. “There was a lot of skepticism when the NSTIC was launched as to whether it would just sit on a shelf and be forgotten. After all, there was no mandate in there for anyone to do anything – NSTIC simply asked that they help.”The NSTIC effort is overseen by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) working within the Department of Commerce.