State and local governments have issued First Responders Authentication Cards (FRAC), and many of the largest federal contractors have signed up for the Federation for Identity and Cross-Credentialing Systems (FIXs).
The document details four specific areas to make sure non-federal cards could be trusted and interoperate with federal cards:
Common terminology for ID cards;
Technical requirements for the cards to interact with federal systems;
Identifier namespace, which ensures that the card is unique;
Trusted identity process to verify and authenticate the card holder;
The council says trust of non-federally issued ID cards is not mandated.
Instead, each agency can decide for itself what, if any, cards to trust, and if so, for what purposes.