Issuer definition in Computer Security terms:
Definition(s): The organization that is issuing the PIV Card to an applicant. Typically this is an organization for which the applicant is working.
Source(s): FIPS 201-2
An entity that performs functions required to produce, issue, and maintain PIV Cards or Derived PIV Credentials for an organization.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-79-2
An agency or service provider that issues PIV credentials in accordance with FIPS 201 and NIST SP 800-79-2.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-156
reference: CSRC Glossary