Emergency Response Official Credentials
January 14, 2009
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Smart Card Alliance White Paper, Emergency Response Official Credentials
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12/22/08 Federal Register Notice: NIMS Guideline for the Credentialing of Personnel
Draft NIMS Guideline
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"Very interesting discussion and currently looking into its possible adaptation to meet the needs of businesses and VOADs involved in the initial emergency response."
"The discussion of costs of the Smart Card credential was very helpful."
"I have been hearing about the technology and what was expected. Wanted to hear the truth - not just rumor."
Seven Mountains EMS Council
"Information was good, but complex. Someone else could've presented it in a fashion understandable to the layman."
"Good presentation. The year 2009 should be added to the drop down menu." [Note: The rating form has been fixed to include 2009. Thanks to several reviewers for pointing this out.-ajs]
Salvatore D'Agostino is CEO of IDmachines, Cambridge, MA. IDmachines provide design, integration, strategy and sales services for the converged security, machine intelligence and technology transfer markets. For 5 years prior to IDmachines, Sal was at CoreStreet, Ltd. leaving as EVP, and 18 years before that at Computer Recognition Systems, Inc. leaving as CEO.
Sal helped provide DHS and FEMA with the initial first responder authentication credential (FRAC) system as well as many of the subsequent deployments and use of the FIPS 201 based FRAC. Sal is Secretary of the Smart Card Alliance (SCA) Identity Council Steering Committee, and principal author of the recent SCA Emergency Response Official (ERO) credentialing white paper.
Sal is also a member of the Security Industry Association PIV Working Group, the American Society for Industrial Security, the Transportation Research Board's Freeway Operation Committee, a charter member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers' Machine Vision Association, and former Chairman of the Intelligent Transportation Society of Massachusetts. Sal is a 1978 graduate of Harvard College.
About the Smart Card Alliance Identity Council
The Smart Card Alliance Identity Council is focused on promoting the need for technologies and usage solutions regarding human identity information to address the challenges of securing identity information and reducing identity fraud, and to help organizations realize the benefits that secure identity information delivers. The Council engages a broad set of participants and takes an industry perspective, bringing careful thought, joint planning, and multiple organization resources to bear on addressing the challenges of securing identity information for proper use.