Use of ISO/IEC 24727 Identification Cards: Integrated Circuit Cards Programming Interfaces [open pdf - 740KB]
"The purpose of this document is to describe the use of ISO/IEC 24727 in enabling client-applications to access identity credentials from different issuers. This document explores this new standard by discussing existing Federal identity credentials, such as PIV, and the PIV application demonstrations developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The scope of this document is to establish a proof-of-concept for ISO/IEC 24727 through the use and evaluation of existing PIV applications. The reader should note that this document provides a high-level discussion and strives to minimize technical details. An additional publication elaborating the technical discussion, including an ISO/IEC 24727 reference implementation, is currently under development. […]This document is intended for the Federal agencies and agency officials responsible for IDMS programs. It provides program managers and system integrators with a high-level discussion of the multi-part standard ISO/IEC 24727 - Identification cards - Integrated circuit cards programming interfaces. Such information is also useful to government contractors, state and local governments, and security industry vendors implementing related systems, products, and services."
NIST Interagency Report 7611
National Institute of Standards and Technology: http://www.nist.gov/