04 March, 2005
The Interagency Advisory Board (IAB), made up of smart card leaders from major U.S. federal agencies, unanimously voted to approve SP800-73 – a key specification for the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) project. PIV refers to the implementation of smart card and biometric-enabled ID credentials for all government employees. It was mandated by the President in a document titled, Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD12).
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