U.S. flag   An official website of the United States government
Dot gov

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.


Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock (Dot gov) or https:// means you've safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

NIST Announced Release of Draft Special Publication (SP) 800-156, Representation of PIV Chain-of-Trust for Import and Export
December 29, 2015

NIST announces that Draft Special Publication (SP) 800-156Representation of PIV Chain-of-Trust for Import and Export, is now available for public comment. This document provides the data representation of a chain-of-trust record for the exchange of records between issuers. The exchanged record can be used by an agency to personalize a PIV Card for a transferred employee, or by a service provider to personalize a PIV Card on behave of client federal agencies. The data representation is based on a common XML schema to facilitate interoperable information sharing and data exchange. The document also provides support for data integrity through digital signatures and confidentiality through encryption of chain-of-trust data in transit and at rest.  

NIST requests comments on Draft Special Publications 800-156 by 5:00pm EST on January 28, 2016. The comment period for this draft is now CLOSED. Questions send email to: piv_comments@nist.gov.

Created December 21, 2016, Updated June 22, 2020