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This site helps bring the smart card community with emphasis on smart card policy, standards, interoperability, and education.

  • Tracks the latest in Federal smart card developments (What's New),
  • The Smart Card Handbook developed to help agencies develop and deploy smart card systems,
  • Provides a multi-media tutorial on smart cards (Smart Card Tutorial),
  • Maintains a database of Government smart card projects (Smart Data),
  • Maintains a list of participants in the Smart Card Project Managers Group (Project Managers),
  • Provides a library of PowerPoint presentations and documents related to smart cards (Library),
  • Lists a number of business cases and related case studies (Business Cases/Case Studies),

GSA and NIST ( also participate in Federal, U.S., and global standard-making efforts; coordinated through the Government Interoperability Advisory Board (IAB), Smart Card Alliance, Global Platform, and other national and international organizations.

For more information on smart card policy, contact the Webmaster. For information on FTS smart card offerings, also contact Mike Brooks at (202) 501-2765 or by e-mail at in the Center for Smart Card Solutions.