Smart-card guidelines published
The Federal Identity and Credentialing Committee released guidelines for developing interoperable federal identification systems based on smart cards.
The guidelines lay out minimum requirements for smart-card credentials, including:
* Tamper and counterfeit resistance
* Support for three means of authentication, such as passwords, credentials and biometrics
* Automated monitoring for audit trails
* Digital certificates on each card for identification, encryption and digital signatures
* Ability to be updated after issuance
The committee encouraged agencies to design systems that can support biometrics and comply with standards issued by major U.S. and international bodies.