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Federal ID Policy: Topic of November 17, 2005 GSA/CIO Forum

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Nov. 9, 2005                                                            
Contact: Viki Reath 202-501-1231
viki.reath@gsa.gov


WASHINGTON – A forum of federal experts will discuss identification cards for federal employees and contractors at forum at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Thursday, Nov. 17, at GSA, 1800 F St. NW, 9 a.m. to noon.

Mary Dixon, Deputy Director of the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), who is responsible for oversight of the largest and most comprehensive DoD employee identity card program, will lead the expert panel at the forum, which is free and open to the public. To register for the forum, email itquarterlyforum@gsa.gov.

The forum’s panel on Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors, includes experts from the Office of Management and Budget, GSA, the CIO Council, Department of Defense (DoD) and National Institute of Standards and Technology. Specific topics include:

  • How to implement the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD -12) to prevent unauthorized access to government facilities and information technology assets.
  • The Personal Identity Verification (PIV) project, NIST’s Computer Security Division response to HSPD 12.
  • NIST’s Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS Pub 201) of requirements for federal personal identity verification (PIV) system that meets the control and security objectives of HS PD -12. FIPS Pub 201 includes standards for personal identity proofing, registration and issuance and specifications for technical interoperability among federal PIV systems.

The forum on Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors is one in a continuing series of free quarterly IT forums, developed by GSA’s Office of Technology Strategy and the CIO Council’s Information Technology (IT) Workforce Committee to ensure that federal IT training meets emerging requirements.