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Government Smart Card Interoperability Specification, Version 2.1



Teresa T. Schwarzhoff, James F. Dray Jr., John P. Wack, Eric Dalci, Alan H. Goldfine, Michaela Iorga


This Government Smart Card Interoperability Specification (GSC-IS) provides solutions to a number of the interoperability challenges associated with smart card technology. The original version of the GSC-IS (version 1.0, August 2000) was developed by the GSC Interoperability Committee led by the General Services Administration (GSA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in association with the GSA Smart Access Common Identification Card contract.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6887rev2003
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government smart card program, smart access common identification card contract, smart card, smart card interoperability


Schwarzhoff, T. , Dray, J. , Wack, J. , Dalci, E. , Goldfine, A. and Iorga, M. (2003), Government Smart Card Interoperability Specification, Version 2.1, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed July 14, 2024)


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Created July 16, 2003, Updated November 10, 2018