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NIST Modernizes Government ID Security Standards for Mobile Devices

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has updated its security standards for managing the identity of federal employees using mobile devices, FedScoop reported Thursday. Colby Hochmuth writes the new “Federal Information Processing Standard 201-2 Personal Identity Verification of Federal Employees and Contractors” includes mobile credential options that work to …

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NIST Aims for Biometric References to Help Secure ID Cards

The National Institute of Standards and Technology will issue new standards for federal agencies and contractors to develop identification cards with secure biometric reference, FCW reported Friday. Mark Rockwell writes the NIST’s document will provide specifications for Personal Identity Verification biometric data and iris image format, intending to comply with …

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