NASPO is an ANSI-accredited standards development organization based in Washington, D.C. Its members include Fortune 500 companies, commercial, industrial, government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). NASPO maintains the ANSI/NASPO Security Assurance standard (ANSI/NASPO-SA-2008) and certifies organizations to one of three levels of security assurance. On behalf of ANSI, NASPO acts as secretariat of the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee on Fraud Countermeasures and Controls (ISO TC 247). NASPO also administers the ANSI-accredited United States Technical Advisory Group to ISO/TC 247 and ISO PC 246. NASPO has recently launched a consensus body supporting the creation of an American National Standard (ANS) to define minimum standards for proof and verification of personal identities, NASPO Identity Verification Standard (IDV).