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Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Card

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Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Card - definition(s)

Personal Identity Verification card (PIV Card) - The Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card will be required for all U.S. Government employees and contractors to gain physical and logical access to government resources. The card will be used for access to secured buildings as well as to access computer resources.

The card was mandated by Homeland Security Presidential Directive, number 12 (HSPD-12).

NIST has further developed the card and associated practices by publishing FIPS 201, and developing the PIV Program to work on additional guidelines, reference implementations and conformance testing. Part two of FIPS 201 "describes the card elements, system interfaces, and security controls required to securely store, process, and retrieve identity credentials from the card. The physical card characteristics, storage media, and data elements that make up identity credentials are specified in this standard."

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Source: RSA, 20 August 2011 09:21:51, External 

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