GAO releases report on PIV card implementation


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Last month, the Government Accountability Office released a report on where government agencies currently stand with regards to the implementation of Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards.

Overall, the GAO found that federal agencies have made progress, but have fallen short of meeting all of the requirements laid out by HSPD-12.

"Specifically, they have made substantial progress in conducting background investigations on employees and others and in issuing PIV cards, fair progress in using the electronic capabilities of the cards for access to federal facilities, and limited progress in using the electronic capabilities of the cards for access to federal information systems. In addition, agencies have made minimal progress in accepting and electronically authenticating cards from other agencies," the report said.

According to the GAO, the mixed progress by federal agencies can be attributed to several obstacles including logistical problems and a lack of funding.

Click here to read the full GAO report.
 

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