SOURCE: The Smart Card Alliance

March 21, 2007 09:00 ET

Smart Card Alliance Addresses Impact of HSPD-12 on Identity Management and Physical Access Control at ISC West 2007

FIPS 201 PIV Card Demonstration and HSPD-12 Experts' Panel Session on March 28th

PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 21, 2007 -- With smart cards for IT and physical access in the issuance phase for all federal employees and contractors, the impact of the federal government's Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) on identity management systems and physical access control will be the focus of the Smart Card Alliance's presence at ISC West, March 28-30 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. In addition to the Smart Card Alliance, over 25 Smart Card Alliance members are exhibiting at ISC West, demonstrating a full range of products to implement smart card-based physical and logical access systems.

In the Smart Card Alliance's HSPD-12 demonstration center in booth #26149, members will demonstrate the personalization and use of a dual-interface FIPS 201 Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card. Featuring products and services from Alliance members ActivIdentity, Hirsh Electronics, Northrop Grumman Corporation and Oberthur Card Systems, the demonstration will show PIV card personalization, activation/issuance, and usage in physical and logical access control systems.

Additionally, members of the Smart Card Alliance Physical Access Council will take part in a panel on March 28th from 10am-12pm on "Migration of Physical Access Control Systems Based on the Impact of Government HSPD-12." Panelists are Bob Gilson, Department of Defense (DoD) Manpower Data Center (DMDC) Access Card Office; Patrick Hearn, Oberthur Card Systems; Dwayne Pfeiffer, Northrop Grumman Corporation; Roger Roehr, Tyco Fire & Security; and Lars Suneborn, Hirsch Electronics.

The session will review key considerations in the migration of physical access control systems (PACS) to comply with HSPD-12, including complying with the substantially larger data elements on the cards, biometrics access, secure communications channels and IT system interfaces, as well as the implications for the commercial sector and other government identity applications. A case study will show how an existing government smart card-based ID card program is migrating to comply with HSPD-12.

About the Smart Card Alliance

The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology.

Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice for smart cards, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S. and Latin America. For more information, please visit http://www.smartcardalliance.org.

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