US Federal Government:  HSPD-12 Compliance

On August 27, 2004 the White House issued Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 12 in order to establish more uniform standards for issuing government identity credentials.  HSPD-12 applies to all government employees and contractors and governs physical (facility) and logical (systems) access.

On February 25th, 2005, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued FIPS 201 as required by HSPD-12.  FIPS 201 specifies architecture and technical requirements for a common identification standard for Federal employees and contractors.   The standard outlines the proposed Personal Identity Verification (PIV) system that supports a common smart card-based platform for identity authentication and access to multiple types of physical and logical access environments. Smart cards will be used to carry the physical and digital components forming the user’s PIV credentials.

As recognized leader in PKI for the Federal Government, Entrust solutions can help your agency with HSPD-12 compliance. Whether you have existing PKI investments or will need a Shared Service Provider, Entrust’s expertise and flexible, proven solutions can help with your HSPD-12 program.

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