Smart Card Alliance Commends GSA Government Smart Card Handbook

Tuesday 16 March 2004 20:30 CET | News

The Smart Card Alliance commends the recently published Government Smart Card Handbook developed under the joint sponsorship of the General Services Administration Office of Governmentwide Policy and the Smart Card Interagency Advisory Board (IAB).

The Handbook is based on contributions from experts in government, industry and academia, and includes input and review by members of the Smart Card Alliance Leadership Council. The Handbook is the result of government experience gained over the past several years with smart card programs that include many smart card implementations, pilots and projects conducted throughout the federal government. The purpose of this Handbook is to share lessons learned and to provide guidance to federal agencies contemplating the development and deployment of smart card-based identity and credentialing systems. A Smart Card Alliance Leadership Council member committee reviewed drafts of Handbook sections. Alliance members provided written comments and proposed additional content that was incorporated into the draft document. Resulting comments and edits were synthesized into recommended changes and provided to BearingPoint, the overall project manager. Participating Smart Card Alliance members included Atmel Corporation, Axalto, Datacard Group, Gemplus, IBM, Infineon Technologies, MasterCard International, Northrop Grumman Information Technology, Philips Semiconductors, SCM Microsystems and Xtec, Incorporated.

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