NIST issues revised draft specs for federal ID cards

By David
February 1, 2005

“The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released specifications that will firm up biometric plans for governmentwide personal-identity-verification cards.

[…] Among other things, the draft discusses data flows, card architecture, the client application programming interface and command interface, construction of the card edge, use for physical and logical access, embedding X.509 certificates and using acceptable encryption algorithms.

NIST will accept public comments on the draft until Feb. 14 […]”