This bulletin provides information about testing and validation of personal identity verification (PIV) components and subsystems for conformance to Federal Information Processing Standard 201, Personal Identification Verification of Federal Employees and Contractors. The bulletin discusses requirements for federal organizations to issue identification cards to their employees and contractors who require access to federal facilities and information systems, and the NIST technical publications that specify the administrative procedures and technical specifications for incorporating an individual?s identity credentials on smart cards. The bulletin advises agencies and vendors about the requirements for testing and validation of the Personal Identification Verification (PIV) components and subsystems that use the electronically stored data on the cards to carry out automated identity verification of the individual. References and sources of information on personal identification and on conformance testing are provided.
Citation: ITL Bulletin -
NIST Pub Series: ITL Bulletin
Pub Type: NIST Pubs
accreditation, biometric data, certification, cryptography, FIPS, Homeland Security, identification standard, Personal Identification Verification, PIV, testing and validation