ITAA favors current smart card specs

Wednesday, 2 February 2005, 11:11 AM EST

Members of the Information Technology Association of America say they hope to persuade federal officials to modify a proposed biometric smart card specification being developed in response to Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12. Federal officials are rushing to ratify the new standard by the end of February.

Officials at ITAA, which represents some of the nation's largest computer hardware and software companies, have asked government officials to build upon federal smart card standards already in use in the Defense Department and several other large agencies. That standard is known as the Government Smart Card Interoperability Specification.

By Florence Olsen at FCW.

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