Change in Fee Structure for FIPS 201 Product/Service Evaluations, 5053 [E7-1693]

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E7–1736 Filed 2–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [ME–2007–N01; Docket 2007–0005, Sequence 1] Change in Fee Structure for FIPS 201 Product/Service Evaluations Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services Administration. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Under the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 201 Evaluation Program, the General Services Administration (GSA) publishes this notice of intent that it will no longer fund product/service evaluations as of April 3, 2007. Overall impact on the FIPS 201 Evaluation Program is minimal with respect to operations. Product/service evaluations will continue to be performed and approved through the current fully operational laboratory and future qualified laboratories; however, fees for evaluations will be borne on a cost– reimbursable basis by the Supplier. Instruction on how to obtain product/ service evaluations and an estimated fee structure will be posted at: (http:// fips201ep.cio.gov/index.php). DATES: The GSA FIPS 201 Evaluation Program currently provides funding for evaluation of products and services through its fully operational laboratory. Suppliers whose applications for evaluation are received by the laboratory after April 3, 2007 will be required to bear the cost of their evaluation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. April Giles, FIPS 201 Evaluation sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Feb 01, 2007 Jkt 211001 Program, GSA, 1800 F Street, NW, Stop 2013, Washington, DC, 20405, telephone: 202–501–1123, e-mail: april.giles@gsa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Homeland Security Presidential Directive–12 (HSPD–12), ‘‘Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors’’ requires agencies to use only information technology products and services that meet this standard. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has designated the GSA as the Executive Agent for government-wide acquisitions for the implementation of HSPD–12. HSPD–12 establishes the requirement for a mandatory Government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of identification issued by the Federal Government to its employees and contractors. OMB has directed Federal agencies to purchase only products and services that are compliant with the Federal policy, standards and numerous supporting technical specifications, including: • Federal Information Processing Standard 201, Personal Identity Verification of Federal Employees and Contractors; • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publications (SP) 800–73, Interfaces for Personal Identity Verification, 800–78 Cryptographic Algorithms and Key Sizes for Personal Identity Verification, and 800–79, Guidelines for the Certification and Accreditation of PIV Card Issuing Organizations; and • Special Publication 800–76, Biometric Data Specification for Personal Identity Verification (Pending). To ensure standard HSPD–12 compliant products and services are available, NIST has issued requirements in FIPS 201 and supporting documentation (http://csrc.nist.gov/pivprogram/fips201–support-docs.html). As mandated by OMB through M05– 24, GSA has been designated as the ‘‘executive agent for Government-wide acquisitions of information technology’’ under section 5112(e) of the ClingerCohen Act of 1996 (40 U.S.C. § 11302(e)) for the products and services required by the HSPD–12. GSA will ensure all approved Suppliers provide products and services that meet all applicable federal standards and requirements through its fully operational laboratory under the FIPS 201 Evaluation Program, web site found at (http:// fips201ep.cio.gov/index.php). The GSA FIPS 201 Evaluation Program is currently set up to evaluate PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5053 products and services against the requirements outlined in FIPS 201 and its supporting documents. Twenty-two product/service categories were created using FIPS 201 and supporting documentation as the foundation. 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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

[ME-2007-N01; Docket 2007-0005, Sequence 1]


Change in Fee Structure for FIPS 201 Product/Service Evaluations

AGENCY: Office of Governmentwide Policy, General Services 
Administration.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Under the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 201 
Evaluation Program, the General Services Administration (GSA) publishes 
this notice of intent that it will no longer fund product/service 
evaluations as of April 3, 2007. Overall impact on the FIPS 201 
Evaluation Program is minimal with respect to operations. Product/
service evaluations will continue to be performed and approved through 
the current fully operational laboratory and future qualified 
laboratories; however, fees for evaluations will be borne on a cost-
reimbursable basis by the Supplier. Instruction on how to obtain 
product/service evaluations and an estimated fee structure will be 
posted at: (http://fips201ep.cio.gov/index.php).

DATES: The GSA FIPS 201 Evaluation Program currently provides funding 
for evaluation of products and services through its fully operational 
laboratory. Suppliers whose applications for evaluation are received by 
the laboratory after April 3, 2007 will be required to bear the cost of 
their evaluation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. April Giles, FIPS 201 Evaluation 
Program, GSA, 1800 F Street, NW, Stop 2013, Washington, DC, 20405, 
telephone: 202-501-1123, e-mail: april.giles@gsa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12), ``Policy for 
a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and 
Contractors'' requires agencies to use only information technology 
products and services that meet this standard. The Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) has designated the GSA as the Executive Agent for 
government-wide acquisitions for the implementation of HSPD-12. HSPD-12 
establishes the requirement for a mandatory Government-wide standard 
for secure and reliable forms of identification issued by the Federal 
Government to its employees and contractors. OMB has directed Federal 
agencies to purchase only products and services that are compliant with 
the Federal policy, standards and numerous supporting technical 
specifications, including:
     Federal Information Processing Standard 201, Personal 
Identity Verification of Federal Employees and Contractors;
     National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 
Special Publications (SP) 800-73, Interfaces for Personal Identity 
Verification, 800-78 Cryptographic Algorithms and Key Sizes for 
Personal Identity Verification, and 800-79, Guidelines for the 
Certification and Accreditation of PIV Card Issuing Organizations; and
     Special Publication 800-76, Biometric Data Specification 
for Personal Identity Verification (Pending).
    To ensure standard HSPD-12 compliant products and services are 
available, NIST has issued requirements in FIPS 201 and supporting 
documentation (http://csrc.nist.gov/piv-program/fips201-support-docs.html).
    As mandated by OMB through M05-24, GSA has been designated as the 
``executive agent for Government-wide acquisitions of information 
technology'' under section 5112(e) of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 (40 
U.S.C. Sec.  11302(e)) for the products and services required by the 
HSPD-12. GSA will ensure all approved Suppliers provide products and 
services that meet all applicable federal standards and requirements 
through its fully operational laboratory under the FIPS 201 Evaluation 
Program, web site found at (http://fips201ep.cio.gov/index.php).
    The GSA FIPS 201 Evaluation Program is currently set up to evaluate 
products and services against the requirements outlined in FIPS 201 and 
its supporting documents. Twenty-two product/service categories were 
created using FIPS 201 and supporting documentation as the foundation. 
Each category has developed approval and test procedures which outline 
the evaluation criteria, approval mechanisms and test process employed 
by the laboratory during their evaluation of a Supplier's product or 
service against the requirements for that category. Initially the cost 
of evaluating each product was funded by GSA.
    Once evaluated and approved by GSA, products and services are 
placed on the FIPS 201 Approved List. Agencies can then procure these 
products and services from Suppliers for their HSPD-12 implementations 
having full assurance that they meet all the requirements of FIPS 201 
and all supporting documentation.

    Dated: January 24, 2007.
Mary Mitchell,
Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Technology Strategy.
[FR Doc. E7-1693 Filed 2-1-07; 8:45 am]
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