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Access Control Council

The Secure Technology Alliance Access Control Council focuses on accelerating the widespread acceptance, use, and application of secure technologies in various physical and digital form factors for physical and logical access control as applicable to both persons and non-person entities. The group brings together, in an open forum, thought leaders, manufacturers, and implementers from both the public and private sectors. The Council identifies topical areas which further the use of technologies that are important to the access control community.

To continue to advance the use of secure technologies in access control, the Council’s activities include:

  • Developing white papers and briefings on best practices for use of secure technologies in both physical and logical access control
  • Providing expert resources to assist:
    • With the understanding and implementation of secure technologies to accomplish multi-factor authentication
    • Governmental and non-governmental organizations in the use of standards-based identity, authentication, and authorization technologies for logical and physical access control
    • Organizations in the use of biometrics for authentication
  • Participating in the development of standards and specifications for using secure technology in physical and logical access control systems
  • Collaborating with other industry and government organizations to influence standards and develop best practices
  • Providing subject matter experts for various speaking engagements

Download description of Council mission, activities and membership.

Access Control Council Resources


Commercial Access Control

Commercial Identity Verification

Government Identity Verification

Identity Management

Industry Comments

Logical Access

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

See other Secure Technology Alliance publications on smart card-based access control applications

Council Management

The Access Control Council is managed by a combined government/industry steering committee.

Steering Committee officers are:

  • Chair: Clay Estes, HID Global
  • Vice chair: Lars Suneborn, Identification Technology Partners
  • Secretary: William Windsor, DHS

Current steering committee members are:

  • Mark Dale, XTec, Inc.
  • Tony Damalas, SigNet Technologies
  • Clay Estes, HID Global
  • Christophe Goyet, IDEMIA
  • Daryl Hendricks, GSA
  • Mike Kelley, Parsons
  • Stafford Mahfouz, Tyco Software House
  • Roger Roehr, Integrated Security Technologies, Inc.
  • Steve Rogers, IQ Devices
  • Lars Suneborn, Identification Technology Partners
  • William Windsor, DHS
  • Mike Zercher, Secure Element Solutions

Council Membership

The Access Control Council includes participants from across the smart card and access control system industry, including end users; smart card chip, card, software and reader vendors; physical and logical access control systems vendors; and integration service providers. Access Control Council participation is open to any Secure Technology Alliance member who wishes to contribute to the Council projects.

The Secure Technology Alliance recognizes the top three individual contributors in each of the industry councils and the council “honor roll” – the individuals who were leading contributors and participants in the council projects and activities.

Secure Technology Alliance members who are currently active in the Access Control Council include:

  • ABCorp
  • Allegion
  • CertiPath LLC
  • Cubic Transportation Systems
  • Datawatch Systems
  • Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC)
  • Entrust Datacard
  • Exponent
  • G+D Mobile Security
  • Gallagher North America, Inc.
  • Gemalto
  • General Services Administration
  • HID Global
  • Identification Technology Partners
  • Identiv
  • Integrated Security Technologies
  • IQ Devices
  • Jacobs
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • Parsons
  • Quantum Secure
  • Secure Element Solutions LLC
  • SecureKey Technologies
  • SigNet Technologies, Inc.
  • Stanley Security Solutions
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Tyco Software House
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of State
  • Veridt
  • Visa, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo
  • XTec, Incorporated

For more information about the Access Control Council or for more information on becoming a member of the Alliance, please contact the Alliance office via email at [email protected] or via telephone at (800) 556-6828.