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FIPS 201

Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors

Description: This document establishes a standard for a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) system that meets the control and security objectives of Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12.

Identity Scope:

FICAM Services Alignment:

Publication Date: 2022-01-01

Fiscal Year: 2022

Authorized by:

Authored by:

Items Authorized by FIPS 201

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