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This notice announces Draft Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201, Personal Identification Verification for Federal Employees and Contractors, for public review and comment. The draft of FIPS 201 is being proposed in response to tasking to the Secretary of Commerce by the President to promulgate, in accordance with applicable law, a Federal standard for secure and reliable forms of identification for Federal employees. The standard specifies the minimum necessary technical and operational requirements for such Federal identification credentials. Prior to the submission of this proposed standard to the Secretary of Commerce for review and approval, it is essential that consideration be given to the needs and views of the public, users, the information technology industry, and Federal, State and local government organizations. The purpose of this notice is to solicit such views.