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A Scheme for PIV Visual Card Topography



William I. MacGregor, Teresa T. Schwarzhoff, Ketan L. Mehta


[Superseded. Incorporated into FIPS 201-2 (August 2013):] The purpose of this document is to provide additional recommendations on the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Card color-coding for designating employee affiliation. The recommendations in this document complement FIPS 201 in order to increase the reliability of PIV card visual verification.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-104
Report Number


PIV, FIPS 201, personal identity verification


MacGregor, W. , Schwarzhoff, T. and Mehta, K. (2007), A Scheme for PIV Visual Card Topography, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 28, 2024)


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Created June 29, 2007, Updated January 27, 2020