Personal Identity Verification Interoperability

As a result of expanded usage of Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards across the Federal Government, the need arose to issue additional credentials that are interoperable with federal PIV infrastructure. The specification "Personal Identity Verification Interoperability (PIV-I) for Non-Federal Issuers" defines a common set of minimum requirements for a PIV-I credential that meets the PIV technical specifications for interoperability with PIV infrastructure elements and is issued in a manner that can be trusted by the Federal Government.

Use of the PIV-I supports the objectives of the Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) segment architecture as it allows an agency to achieve strong security in interactions with external business partners and customers.