Government Identity/Credentialing Resources
Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), issued by President George W. Bush on August 27, 2004, mandated the establishment of a standard for identification of Federal Government employees and contractors. HSPD-12 requires the use of a common identification credential for both logical and physical access to Federally controlled facilities and information systems.
The Department of Commerce and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) were tasked with producing a standard for secure and reliable forms of identification. In response, NIST published Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 201 (FIPS 201), Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors, issued on February 25, 2005, and a number of special publications that provide more detail on the implementation of the standard.
Both Federal agencies and enterprises have implemented FIPS 201-compliant ID programs.
The resources below were compiled by the Secure Technology Card Alliance to assist organizations with their implementation of government identity/credentialing initiatives.
Secure Technology Alliance Resources
- A Comparison of PIV, PIV-I and CIV Credentials
- Assurance Levels Overview and Recommendations
- Certified System Engineer ICAM PACS training and certification program
- The Commercial Identity Verification (CIV) Credential–Leveraging FIPS 201 and the PIV Specifications
- FICAM in Brief: A Smart Card Alliance Summary of the Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management (FICAM) Roadmap and Implementation Guidance
- FIPS 201 and Physical Access Control: An Overview of the Impact of FIPS 201 on Federal Physical Access Control Systems
- FIPS 201 PIV II Card Use with Physical Access Control Systems: Recommendations to Optimize Transaction Time and User Experience
- How to Plan, Procure and Deploy a PIV-Enabled Physical Access Control System: Six Part Webinar Series recordings
- Identifiers and Authentication–Smart Credential Choices to Protect Digital Identity
- Identity on a Mobile Device webinar recording
- Industry Recommendations for Implementing PIV Credentials with Physical Access Control Systems: A Quick Guide to Implementing Essential NIST SP 800-116 R1 Requirements
- Personal Identity Verification Interoperable (PIV-I): A Secure ID Credential for Non-Federal Issuers slide show
- Personal Identity Verification Interoperability (PIV-I) for Non-Federal Issuers: Trusted Identities for Citizens across States, Counties, Cities and Businesses
- PIV Card/Reader Challenges with Physical Access Control Systems: A Field Troubleshooting Guide
- PIV-I for Non-Federal Issuers Webinar
- PIV-Interoperable Credential Case Studies
- Smart Cards and Biometrics
- Smart Card Technology and NSTIC
- Strong Authentication Using Smart Card Technology for Logical Access
- Supporting the PIV Application in Mobile Devices with the UICC
- Temporary Identity Credentials for Federal Agency Physical Access Control Systems (PACS)
- TWIC® Card/Reader Use with Physical Access Control Systems: A Field Troubleshooting Guide
- Using FIPS 201 and the PIV Card for the Corporate Enterprise
- Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-12: Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors, August 27, 2004
- IDManagement.gov, http://www.idmanagement.gov
- NIST Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) security standards and special publications