US: PIV paves the way for the private sector

By John Piccininni, Identive Group, Inc Since launching the HSPD-12 (Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, Policy for a Common Identification Standard for federal employees and Contractors) secure credentialing program in 2004, millions of smart cards have been issued to U.S. Government employees, military personnel and contractors. As a result, the government has streamlined and standardized…

Infineon & Gemalto ink multi-year contract for U.S. ePassport solutions

Silicon Trust Executive Board Members Infineon Technologies and Gemalto announced the  five-year contract win from the Government Printing Office (GPO) to deliver security chip technology  and ICAO compliant electronic eCovers and secure pre-personalization services. GPO will supply the complete electronic passport book and related services to The Department of State for issuance to U.S. citizens.…

Gemalto’s U.S. Secure Production Center Awarded NASPO Security Assurance Certification

Gemalto has  announced its advanced manufacturing and service center in Montgomeryville, PA., has received the security assurance certification from the North American Security Products Organization (NASPO). The audit renewed the certification of Gemalto’s security practices and procedures against the ANSI/NASPO Class II “Assurance Standards for the Document and Product Security Industries.” This voluntary certification continues…