2001 Conferences

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.

Speaker's Bio
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 and Europe.