19 November, 2007
As expected by many, Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards are behind schedule. Most government agencies have missed the October 27 deadline to have background checks completed and smart ID credentials issued to all employees and contractors with 15 years or less of service. A shared service set up by the General Services Administration to help agencies enroll employees into the PIV program and issue the new cards to them is also still in the process of ramping up. Federal agencies are mandated to issue PIV cards to all employees and contractors under Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 of August 2004.
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