Term:Smart Card

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DoDD 8190.03

Smart Card - A credit card-size device, normally for carrying and use by personnel, that contains one or more integrated circuits and also may employ one or more of the following technologies: magnetic stripe, bar codes (linear and two-dimensional), non-contact and radio frequency transmitters, biometric information, encryption and authentication, or photo identification. 3.2.

DoDI 8520.02

Smart Card - A credit card-size device containing one or more integrated circuits and may employ one or more of the following technologies: magnetic stripe, bar code (linear or two dimensional), non-contact and radio frequency transmitters, biometric information, encryption and authentication information, and photo identification. E2.1.24.

GAO-09-232G

Smart Card - A credit card-sized token that contains a microprocessor and memory circuits for authenticating a user of computer, banking, or transportation services.

NIST IR 7298

Smart Card - A credit card with a built-in microprocessor and memory that is used for identification or financial transactions. When inserted into a reader, the card transfers data to and from a central computer. A smart card is more secure than a magnetic stripe card and can be programmed to self-destruct if the wrong password is entered too many times. SOURCE: SP 800-48

NIST SP 800-48

Smart Card - A credit card with a built-in microprocessor and memory that is used for identification or financial transactions. When inserted into a reader, the card transfers data to and from a central computer. A smart card is more secure than a magnetic stripe card and can be programmed to self-destruct if the wrong password is entered too many times.

NIST SP 800-98

Smart Card - A plastic card containing a computer chip that enables the holder to purchase goods and services, enter restricted areas, access medical, financial, or other records, or perform other operations requiring data stored on the chip.