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NIST Updates Federal Agency Organizational Codes Used in PIV Cards, Releasing Special Publication 800-87 Revision 2
April 19, 2018

NIST has updated the federal agency organizational codes specified in Special Publication (SP) 800-87, Codes for Identification of Federal and Federally-Assisted Organizations. The changes included in this update, Revision 2, are summarized in the revision history in Appendix A.

As a companion document to Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201-2, Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors, SP 800-87 Rev. 2 provides the organizational codes necessary to establish the PIV Federal Agency Smart Credential Number (PIV FASC-N). The PIV FASC-N is required to be included in each PIV Card’s Card Holder Unique Identifier (CHUID).

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Created April 19, 2018, Updated June 22, 2020