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Qualifying Identity and Privilege Credential Products for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) and other DHS/TSA programs Qualified Product Lists (QPL)


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8:00 - 8:15 Welcome NIST
Cita M. Furlani, Director, Information Technology Laboratory
8:15 - 8:45 Testing - Strengthening Security and Interoperability DHS
Tom Lockwood, Senior Advisor for Credentialing Interoperability, Screening Coordination Office
8:45 - 9:10 Conformity assessment programs and the benefits of a QPL NIST
Gordon Gillerman
9:10 - 9:35 NVLAP’s Approach to Laboratory Accreditation NVLAP
Dana Leaman

9:35 - 9:50 Coffee Break  
9:50 - 10:15 Lessons learned from the General Services Administration FIPS 201 Evaluation Program GSA
David Temoshok
10:15 - 10:40 Airport Access Control Biometrics QPL TSA
Renee Hendricks
10:40 - 11:00 Transitioning biometrics R&D into qualified products DHS
Patricia Wolfhope
11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break  
11:15 - 11:45 DHS Transportation Worker Identification Card TSA
John Schwartz
Gerald Smith, IDTP
11:45 - 12:45 Panel discussion on operational feedback
    • TWIC Pilot Program
    • TWIC Testing Program
Panel members:
John Schwartz, TSA
Gerald Smith, IDTP
Richard Kaye, SPAWAR
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch Break  
13:45 - 14:15

Industry Panel Round Table Discussion

[Hamilton] [Zivney]

Panel members:
Tom Lockwood, DHS
Walter Hamilton, IBIA
Rob Zivney, Hirsch Electronics/SIA

14:15 - 14:30 Facilitated Q&A on industry concerns: “What are the advantages
and disadvantages of Government testing, vendor testing
(self-declaration of conformity) or independent testing”?
14:30 - 14:40 Break  
14:40 - 15:10 QPL process panel round table Panel members:
Gordon Gillerman, NIST
Mike Butler, NIST
Nabil Ghadiali, NIST/Electrosoft
Richard Lazarick, TSA/CSC
15:10 - 15:25 Facilitated Q&A on QPL Process: “What should the priorities be for QPL process development?“; “ Which issues can be predicted with the QPL and which ones can not?”
“Which functional and environmental testing issues can be predicted and which ones can not?” “What is the best practice for providing testing cards?” “Is biometrics testing necessary or not?”
15:25 - 15:40 Break  
15:40 - 16:45 Q&A (responding to questions submitted on note cards) NIST & TSA
16:45 - 17:00 Closing Remarks  

Note: Workshop attendees will receive note cards at the beginning of the workshop for submission of questions and comments. These submissions will be input for the Q & A session..