HSPD-12Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12
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The Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) directive requires that federal employees and contractors must all be issued a smart card, containing extensive personal information including biometric data.
Although FIPS 201 is targeted for federal employees and contractors, TSA should be commended for its decision to leverage existing investments to support related requirements such as those promulgated by HSPD-12.
The Swedish biometric security solutions developer Precise Biometrics AB said on Thursday (29 June) that it has joined the HSPD-12 Interoperability Consortium in the US.
Blue Ridge Networks, the premier provider of secure communications products and managed VPN services, announced recently that its BorderGuard Secure Communications Platform meets the mandates of Homeland Security Presidential Directive #12 (HSPD-12) and can assist in meeting process and supporting infrastructure requirements defined by the FIPS 201 Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Standard.
The solution pairs Identiv's Velocity 3.5 Security Management System with the MX Controller to provide HSPD-12 end-to-end compliance.
The solution supports industry and US government standards including ISO 7816, CAC, PIV, PIV-I, CIV, EMV level 1, NIST IR 6887, FCC class B part 15, CE, RoHS, HSPD-12, FIPS 140-2, and FIPS 201.
In an effort to increase the quality and security of federal ID and credentialing practices, the President issued Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) in August 2004, requiring the establishment of a governmentwide standard for secure and reliable forms of ID.
Each contains security requirements, often including some smart card technology, and each is targeted toward a specific user group, such as government workers and contractors (through a Homeland Security Presidential Directive, HSPD-12), transportation workers (through the Transportation Worker Identification Credential, or TWIC), and the general public (through driver's license standards called REAL ID).
-- Oracle Enterprise Single Sign-On Authentication Manager -- allows organizations to use a combination of tokens, smart cards, biometrics and passwords to control access to their applications throughout the enterprise and meet regulatory mandates such as HSPD-12, while laying a foundation for converging physical and logical security;
In short, HSPD-12 requires that, by October 27, 2007, everybody needing access to a federal information system or a federally controlled facility must have a biometrically encrypted identification card.