(K. Talbott/NIST)This smart chip on a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card holds two fingerprint biometrics, a unique number that identifies the individual within the PIV system, a PIN number that never leaves the card and a cryptographic key that is used to authenticate the cardholder to the PIV system.

Credit: K. Talbott/NIST

USPS, GSA make 7 DC-area post offices permanent PIV card sites following pilot

The Postal Service and the General Services Administration are making seven post offices in the Washington, D.C. metro area permanent locations for federal…

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(Photo courtesy of NIST)PIV card, access, credential, clearance

USPS, GSA expand ‘government storefront’ concept with PIV card pilot

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