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NIST is Pleased to Announce the Revised Draft FIPS 201-2 and Associated Public Workshop
July 09, 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.

Comment period CLOSED on: August 10, 2012. Questions? Send email to:

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. 

Comment period CLOSED on: August 10, 2012. Questions? Send email to:

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. 

Revised Draft FIPS 201-2 Track-Change version


NOTE: Draft SP 800-76-2 has been approved as final (July 2013)

Related Topics

Security and Privacy: Personal Identity Verification

Laws and Regulations: Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12

Created December 22, 2016, Updated June 22, 2020