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Common Identification Issuance

Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD 12): Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors

Purpose of this Publication

On January 11, 2007, OMB issued Memorandum M-07-06 requiring agencies to post metrics conveying their progress toward HSPD-12 compliance. OMB provided revised guidance to Agency Chief Information Officers on October 26, 2007, to publish on the website additional HSPD-12 compliance metrics on a quarterly basis.

About HSPD-12

Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) mandates the development and implementation of a government-wide standard for a secure and reliable Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card issued to Federal employees and contractors. The overall goal of HSPD-12 is to achieve appropriate security assurance by verifying the identity of individuals seeking physical access to federally controlled government facilities and electronic access to government information systems. For more information about HSPD-12, visit