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Roadmap: FIPS 201 Personal Identity Verification (PIV)

Beyond FIPS 201 Revision 3 – Updating PIV associated Guidelines

FIPS 201, Personal Identity Verification (PIV) for federal employees and contractors recently completed its third revision. The goal of the revision was to

1) incorporate federal department and agencies’ new or changing business requirements,

2) adapt to changes in the environment/technology, and

3) align with OMB’s M-19-17.

With these revision goals in mind, FIPS 201 Revision 3 now expands the set of PIV authenticators beyond the current set and beyond the smart card form factor. The Standard addresses interagency use of the additional authenticators (i.e., Derived PIV Credentials) via federation. The revision also aims to facilitate issuance of PIV Cards by enabling remote identity proofing. These changes and others will be further detailed in PIV-associated Special Publications (SPs), where needed.

Milestone activities include:



Milestone Activity

Projected FYQ Completion



Business Requirements Meeting with Federal Stakeholders

Q1 2019

Feedback from stakeholders have been incorporated in FIPS 201-3

Coordination with HSPD-12 cre team, GSA,  DoD, ISC, OPM, OMB

ongoing activity

Stakeholders with roles and responsibilities under HSPD-12 providing feedback/content

FRN announcement and publication of FIPS 201-3 public commenting DRAFT

2020 -Q3

90 day public comments period – ending 2020 Q4.


Public workshop introducing and discussing draft FIPS 201-3

FY 2020 Q3

Comments may be submitted to piv_comments [at] (piv_comments[at]nist[dot]gov).

Comment resolution

FY2021 Q2-

Length of comment resolution dependent on volume of comments

FRN announcement and publication of Final FIPS 201-3

FY2022 Q1


FIPS 201 associated SPs update or development of new SPs

  • SP 800-157 R1
  • SP 800-217 draft
  • SP 800-79 R3
  • SP 800-73 -5
  • SP 800-78-5
  • SP 800-85A-5
  • SP 800-116-3


Currently in progress


Created January 27, 2020, Updated March 21, 2023