Friday, July 20, 2012

It's Baaack!!! The Return of the X9.108 Smart Card Interface Standard

The Food and Nutrition Service has submitted a New Work Item (NWI) to the X9 standards group to have the old X9.108 Draft Standard for Trial Use (DSTU) revived and reviewed for eventual publication as an X9 ANSI Standard.  

X9 is an organization that develops standards for the financial industry. 

Standards organization X9 is looking for
states and developers to join a work group
on smart card standards.
FNS expects the workgroup to begin its review in December or January.

FNS has a couple of questions for states interested in this effort. If you represent a state, the agency would like to know if you are able to participate in this effort. Participating would mean  your state joining an X9AB work group. 

Second, FNS would like to know if there are any retail developers out there who have already implemented the DSTU or a version of it. If you're not a developer, do you know any who are?
Participating in this effort will require membership in X9. If you're interested in X9 and the workgroup, click here