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…

Oberthur provides US government with Personal Identity Verification (PIV) software

Oberthur Technologies' ID-One PIV®Client software is now listed on the General Services Administration’s (GSA) approved product list (APL). ID-OnePIV®Client is the first PIV middleware to be certified, complying with the latest PIV specifications (NIST SP 800-73-3). Oberthur Technologies ID-OnePIV®Client offers a high level interface to applications for accessing PIV card functionalities such as authentication, electronic…

Watchdata’s Cryptographic Algorithm Validated by National Institute of Standards and Technology

Watchdata, a company that develops data security and smart card technology solutions, announces that Watchdata-FIPS-TimeCOS® Hardware Cryptographic Library Cryptographic Algorithm has been tested and validated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as conforming to the Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program (CAVP). The successful validation results are published on NIST’s official website on April 20, 2011.…

Leading aerospace corporation decides for almost 200,000 charismathics PKI clients.

charismathics announces that it has won a contract to supply its Smart Security Interface to a leading US aerospace and defense technology manufacturer. This direct contract includes the immediate supply of the charismathics Smart Security Interface to almost 200,000 employees and contractors, along with software support and maintenance agreement, professional services and training. As a…