New HSPD-12 road map guides tech managers

The Industry Advisory Council has released a white paper on Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12, IAC said July 6. It’s the first in a series of brief guides for technology managers affected by the directive, the council added.

HSPD-12, signed in 2004, mandates a secure, standardized and interoperable identification and authentication system for all federal employees and contractors.

The council created “IAC Roadmap: What You Need to Know to Meet the HSPD-12 Mandate Part 1 – First Steps” to serve as a primer on issues that agencies must address for Personal Identity Verification-I, which deals with control objectives and security, and PIV-II, which deals with technical interoperability, according to a council statement.

The road map discusses management issues needed to effectively implement HSDP-12 and includes a checklist of questions and recommendations, such as the need to include relevant stakeholders in HSPD-12 planning and management.

“This road map provides in one brief document a checklist of core issues that any federal agency must address to comply with HSPD-12,” said Mary Ellen Condon, chairwoman of the IAC Information Security and Privacy Shared Interest Group.

She said the white paper can help clarify the questions of federal information security managers who face complex Federal Information Processing Standard 201 and Office of Management and Budget requirements.

Download the road map here [.doc].

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David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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