The FFIEC's document (http://www.ffiec.gov/pdf/authentication_guidance.pdf) is a good starting point.
SecurityDocs.com (http://www.securitydocs.com/Authentication/Passwords) has some great links to articles about different password solutions and stronger alternatives to passwords.
Also, I offer some common tips for strengthening passwords in chapter 7 of my book, The Little Black Book of Computer Security, entitled "Putting Software Access Controls in Place."
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