Evaluation Program Technical Working Group (EPTWG)

Evaluation Program Technical Working Group (EPTWG)

The EPTWG works to strengthen the evaluation of PIV components to meet the intent of HSPD-12.


  • Improve the FIPS 201 Evaluation Program by strengthening criteria for evaluating FIPS 201 requirements for product/service categories.
  • Recommend improvements to advance PIV-related technology.
  • Enhance Testing Lab efficiency to meet the intent of HSPD-12 without overburdening suppliers.



This group is open to all federal agencies. Vendors are also open to join if they have a product listed on the FIPS 201 Evaluation Program’s Approved Products List or plan on submitting a product for testing and approval by the FIPS 201 Evaluation Program.

  • To join, send us an email and include the text “Request to Join EPTWG” in the subject line.


The EPTWG meets on an as-needed basis. Join the group to stay up to date on the latest news and meetings.

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