Smart Card Alliance

The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology.

Through specific projects such as education programs, market research, advocacy, industry relations and open forums, the Alliance keeps its members connected to industry leaders and innovative thought. The Alliance is the single industry voice for smart cards, leading industry discussion on the impact and value of smart cards in the U.S. and Latin America.

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Whitepaper: Emergency Response Official Credentials: An Approach To Attain Trust In Credentials Across Multiple Jurisdictions For Disaster Response And Recovery

by Smart Card AllianceOct 01, 2008

The white paper identifies best practices and defines use cases for ERO credentials based on the FIPS 201 standard, and outlines how these credentials can meet identity goals of trust, privacy, interoperability, and usability. It also describes recent demonstrations and pilots of the First Responder Authentication Credential (FRAC) that have involved emergency response officials in the National Capital Region, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Texas, Illinois, Florida and Colorado.