30 November, 2006
By Andy Williams, Contributing Editor
A new generation of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Common Access Card (CAC), the most prevalent identity smart card in the U.S., is about to hit the market. Just how many CACs have been issued since its inception in 2001? To put it in perspective, enough to provide one to each of the State of Michigan’s 10.1 million residents.
With the Oct. 27 deadline for federal agencies to have their IDs comply with a presidential mandate to issue secure and interoperable federal credentials (HSPD-12/FIPS 201), the DoD is set to roll out its most ambitious card yet.
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