FICAM Testing Program
The FICAM Testing Program (formerly the FIPS 201 EP) page serves as the central hub for information related to product testing, approved products, lab certification, and testing. GSA is responsible for both the FICAM initiative and the tools and programs related to the federal acquisition process. These responsibilities uniquely position GSA to provide testing services related to acquiring products and services for ICAM implementation. The FICAM Testing Program provides a comprehensive evaluation capability to support the selection and procurement of qualified products and services for the implementation of a federated and interoperable ICAM segment architecture.
Goals and Objectives
The goal of the FICAM testing program is to provide a comprehensive evaluation capability to support the selection and procurement of qualified products and services for the implementation of a federated and interoperable ICAM segment architecture. The primary objectives of the FICAM testing program are to:
- Provide a common government-wide testing capability for ICAM products and services;
- Provide compliance, consistency and alignment of commercially available products and services with the requirements and functional needs of government ICAM implementers;
- Ensure availability and choice among vendor products to support different ICAM components;
- Coordinate interaction and coordination with the ICAM vendor community to improve the inclusion of ICAM requirements into product offerings; and services that have been demonstrated to perform successfully.
Elements of Testing
The elements of testing under the current EP will expand to cover a comprehensive set of policies and technologies that are critical to the implementation of the target-state architecture. The updated FICAM Testing Program is organized into four primary solution segments: LACS, PACS, Credentialing Systems, and Usage. These segments are comprised of different components related to ICAM-specific technologies and solutions. These test elements are described in detail in the following sections and are depicted in the graphic below.