October 5, 2010 — If you are a federal worker and are employed by a civilian agency, there is a 99 percent chance that the identity card you use is made by Oberthur.
The concept of PIV and PIV-I is a topic that is confusing to just about everybody involved in the world of credentialing.
Patrick Hearn gives a good explanation of many of the issues that feds may face when complying with the new directions that credentialing is headed.
The concept of an identification system goes beyond just a card and a reader. What about the systems that can make identification interoperable with other agencies?
Smart cards are here to stay. All federal IT program managers should listen to Patrick’s interview in order get a better understanding of some of the challenges and some of the solutions for this complex topic.