7th CACR Information Security Workshop
John Moore, GSA Office of Electronic Government
Update on Government Smart Cards
This presentation describes the role and activities of the US Federal Government
with regard to Smart Card. It includes a brief overview of leading Smart Card
programs and the applications they serve for the US Federal Government. The
General Services Administration Government Smart Card contract and SC
Interoperability specification is discussed. References are made to related
legislative mandates, and some scenarios for emerging Smart Card applications.
John G. Moore is employed by the Office of Electronic Government, Office of
Government-wide Policy for the US General Services Administration. His recent
activities have included acquisition of the Government Common Access Smart ID
Card, and related Smart Card Interoperability negotiations, as well as related
information technology activities for Federal Government Agencies. He is
exploring expansion of the frontiers of Smart Cards and the Internet to
facilitate deployment and use of other emerging information technologies and
applications. These include the incorporation of e-Forms, eXtensible Markup
Language (XML), Electronic Signatures and Wireless technologies into those
provided as part of Electronic Government.
Previously, at the Financial Management Service (FMS) of the U.S. Department of
the Treasury. He chaired the Federal Smart Card User Group and helped lead its
growth from 70 to over 1,500 individual members since 1989. His work supported
the FMS smart-card-based Electronic Certification System for secure transfer of
Government funds of $800 billion annually to over 530 Federal Payment Agencies.
He led Federal Smart Card User Group members in publishing comprehensive surveys
of Government smart card and related technology applications in 1990 and 1996.
He was one of three individual founders of the Smart Card Forum in July 1993. He
served on the board of the Federation of Government Information Processing
Councils, and led Federal User Groups on Local Area Networks and Microcomputers.
Past experience included information technology management, systems development,
operations research and consulting for the United Nations, Swift Meat Packers,
AC Nielsen TV Ratings, George Washington University across the US, Latin America