Government smart card leaders unanimously approve key smart card “PIV” specification
04 March, 2005
The Interagency Advisory Board (IAB), made up of smart card leaders from major U.S. federal agencies, unanimously voted to approve SP800-73 – a key specification for the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) project. PIV refers to the implementation of smart card and biometric-enabled ID credentials for all government employees. It was mandated by the President in a document titled, Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD12).
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