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Case Study Report

 In 2010, the S&T Directorate publicized the “Moving Towards Credentialing Interoperability” case study report incorporating insight from members of the PIV-I/FRAC Technology Transition Working Group and other stakeholders regarding successful state, local, and regional and non-government identity/attribute management projects. The case study report provides information to non-federal organizations and their decision makers about the value of strong credentialing practices using federal standards. Credentialing is a system by which identification cards or other tokens are used to authenticate a person and transmit skills, qualifications, and other attributes associated with that identity. Interoperability, in the credentialing context, provides the capability for a jurisdiction to access information and trust its legitimacy in order to make decisions about granting access and privileges. The seven case study jurisdictions highlighted are:

  • The Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC) – San Antonio, Texas
  • The Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Chester County, Pennsylvania
  • The State of Colorado
  • The District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.)
  • West Virginia, Eastern Panhandle Homeland Security Region 3
  • Honolulu, Hawaii

This report has been well received by the state and local communities moving toward the PIV-I standard credential, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO), various homeland security agencies, and many others. Click here for the full case study report.

Last Published Date: March 14, 2014
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