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The issuance and use of Personal Identity Verification (PIV) credentials for access to secure government systems and buildings are on a hot streak, while efforts to include the use of mobile credentials are gaining strength, government leaders reported this week at the Smart Card Alliance’s Securing Federal Identity 2016 conference in Washington, D.C.
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Use of PIV credentials continues to expand in government sectors

June 9, 2016
Government leaders report rising use of PIV credentials and movement towards mobile credentials at Smart Card Alliance Securing Federal Identity 2016 Conference
As the Internet of Things (IoT) creates an increasingly connected world—connected devices are expected to reach 21 billion by the year 2020—security and privacy concerns are top-of-mind. To address these concerns, the Smart Card Alliance is bringing its expertise to IoT as it has done in other markets including payments, transportation, government, identity, mobile and healthcare.
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Smart Card Alliance expands focus to Internet of Things

April 27, 2016
The Internet of Things Security Council will provide guidance and insights to help accelerate adoption of secure architecture
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Smart Card Alliance outlines new healthcare security paradigm in infographic

April 19, 2016
Healthcare spending losses to fraud and abuse total $272 billion a year, but no single part of the healthcare system is responsible
Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance.
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Smart Card Alliance hosts EPACS workshop at ISC West

April 9, 2015
This interactive workshop will provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the new physical access control systems (PACS) architectures

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Smart Card Alliance announces agenda for CTST 2008

April 17, 2008
Conference to address "the future of payments and security"

Smart Card Alliances advoces chips for REAL ID

Jan. 14, 2008
Manufacturers organization advocates adding chips for future e-government services
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Best Practices for the Use of RF Technology in Identity Management

Jan. 29, 2007
Smart Card Alliance gives tips for when radio frequency readers and transmitters are used to control identity and access

New Smart Card Alliance Paper: REAL ID Act and Smart Cards

July 20, 2006
SCA touts smart cards for protection of privacy and strengthening of security in compliance with REAL ID
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Smart Card Alliance Invites Nominations for Outstanding Smart Card Achievement Awards

July 18, 2006
Alliance looks for individual and organizations that have impacted North American smart card market
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Smart Card Alliance Challenges DHS over RFID Deployment for WHTI PASS Card

June 8, 2006
New white paper recommends contactless technology for meeting goals at border crossings
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Smart Card Alliance Physical Access Council Announces First Year Report

June 8, 2006
Alliance commits to making FIPS 201 PIV test cards available to industry
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Smart Card Alliance Releases White Paper on Healthcare Applications

Feb. 10, 2006
White paper addresses benefits of smart card applications for patient security and information privacy
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Smart Card Alliance Announces 45 Percent Growth in New Members

Nov. 9, 2005
Diversity in smart card markets in the Americas fuels rapid growth in Alliance