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NIST Mobile ID Ad Hoc Work Group 

NIST is pleased to announce the release of Special Publication 500-280: Mobile ID Device Best Practices Recommendation Version 1.0.

The special publication is a culmination of over 2 years of effort by various stakeholders that included federal agencies, state and local governments, private sector entities and academic researchers forming the Mobile ID ad-hoc work group.

This best practices recommendation provides guidance and operational requirements for Mobile ID devices that can be used for enrollment, identification, and verification functions. It also provides sample sets of use-cases categorized according to severity and risk to public safety with suggested capture application profiles based on that categorization. In addition to this, the best practices recommendation contains guidelines to promote interoperability of such devices with each other as well as legacy systems.

This document is available for download via the link provided below.

[Download Mobile ID Device BPR Version 1.0]

We would like to thank all the members of the Mobile ID ad-hoc working group for their hard work and contributions to this effort.


Shahram Orandi  R. Michael McCabe
NIST                    IDTP


The Mobile ID Work Group is open to all interested parties. If you would like to join or have any questions, please email the Mobile ID WG Chair Mike McCabe or the NIST contact Shahram Orandi at .

List of Mobile ID WG Members



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