FIPS 201 (Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 201) is a United States federal government standard that specifies Personal Identity Verification (PIV) requirements for Federal employees and contractors.
In response to HSPD-12, the NIST Computer Security Division initiated a new program for improving the identification and authentication of Federal employees and contractors for access to Federal facilities and information systems. FIPS 201 was developed to satisfy the technical requirements of HSPD-12, approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and issued on February 25, 2005.
- "Special Publication 800-78-3 — Cryptographic Algorithms and Key Sizes for Personal Identification Verification (PIV)" (PDF). National Institute of Standards and Technology. December 2010. Section 1.1, Paragraph 2. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
NIST is responsible for developing standards and guidelines ... but such standards and guidelines shall not apply to national security systems.
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