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Common Access Card (CAC)

Acronym(s):
CAC
Definition(s):

  Standard identification/smart card issued by the Department of Defense (DoD) that has an embedded integrated chip storing public key infrastructure (PKI) certificates.
Note: As per DoDI 1000.13, the common access card (CAC), a form of DoD ID card, shall serve as the Federal personal identity verification (PIV) card for DoD implementation of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12.

Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (Adapted from DoDI 1000.13)

Synonym(s):

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