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VA Technical Reference Model v 21.9

Identification Cards - Integrated Circuit(s) Cards with Contacts
Identification Cards - Integrated Circuit(s) Cards with Contacts Standard or Specification

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Description: International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/ International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 7816: Identification Cards - Integrated Circuit Cards with Contacts is a standard related to electronic identification (ID) cards, especially smart cards. ISO/IEC 7816-1:2011 specifies the physical characteristics of integrated circuit cards with contacts, which apply to ID cards of the ID-1 card type. These cards can include embossing and/or a magnetic stripe and/or tactile identifier mark as specified in ISO/IEC 7811. Test methods are specified in ISO/IEC 10373-1.

ISO/IEC 7816-1:2011 applies to cards which have a physical interface with electrical contacts. It does not, however, define the nature, number and position of the integrated circuits in the cards.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.5
Decision Date: 05/06/2020
Introduced By: TRMSP
Standards Body: ISO
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (05/06/2020).