Jul 9, 2012
DRAFT Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors (REVISED DRAFT)
NIST is Pleased to Announce the Revised Draft FIPS 201-2 and Associated Public Workshop
July 9, 2012
The NIST Computer Security Division is pleased to release the Revised Draft Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201-2, Personal Identity Verification of Federal Employees and Contractors. The Revised Draft FIPS 201-2 reflects the disposition of comments received from the first public comment Draft FIPS 201-2 (the 2011 Draft) published on March 8, 2011. Before recommending FIPS 201-2 to the Secretary of Commerce for review and approval, NIST invites comments from the public concerning the Revised Draft. During the public comment period, NIST will also hold a public workshop at NIST in Gaithersburg, MD, to present the Revised Draft FIPS 201-2.
Written comments may be sent to: Chief, Computer Security Division, Information Technology Laboratory, ATTN: Comments on the Revised Draft FIPS 201-2, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8930, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8930. Electronic comments may be sent to: email@example.com. Please state "Revised Draft FIPS 201-2 Comments" in the subject line of the email. Comments must be received by August 10, 2012 using the comment template listed below.
The Revised Draft and its track change version (indicating modification from the 2011 Draft to the Revised Draft FIPS 201-2) are also provided via a link below. FIPS 201-1 (Standard in effect) is available electronically from the NIST web site at http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/PubsFIPS.html.
A summary and analysis of the comments received during the public comment period of the 2011 Draft and NIST's disposition of these comments, as reflected in the Revised Draft FIPS 201-2, are provided in the Federal Register Notice (FRN). The complete set of comments and dispositions are provided in a link provided below.
Simultaneously, NIST is releasing a revised draft of Special Publication 800-76-2 Biometric Specifications for Personal Identity Verification, supporting the Revised Draft FIPS 201-2.
The public workshop on the Revised Draft FIPS 201-2 will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at NIST in Gaithersburg, Maryland, which may also be attended remotely via webcast. The purpose of the workshop is to exchange information on the Revised Draft FIPS 201-2, and to answer questions and provide clarifications regarding the Revised Draft. The agenda and related information for the public workshop, including information about the webcast, will be available at the workshop website (link above). Anyone wishing to attend the workshop in person must pre-register at http://www.nist.gov/itl/csd/ct/fips201-2_workshop_2012.cfm by 5:00pm Eastern Time on Monday, July 18th, 2012, in order to enter the NIST facility and attend the workshop.