HSPD-12 – Ten Years On
Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), signed by President Bush on August 27, 2004, was originally enacted to address the wide variety and differing security levels of identification credentials used to access secure facilities. The directive established standards for verifying an individual’s identity and issuing a tamper-proof credential that could be rapidly authenticated electronically. The credentials were designed to be used for multifactor logical and physical access to both facilities and information systems.
According to the White House Cross Agency Priorities FY2014 Q2 report 13 of the CFO agencies, slightly more than half, are now in double digit PIV implementation percentages. The Defense Department has achieved 100% issuance of the DOD Common Access Card.
However, issuing is not the same as using.
“Despite steady progress toward achieving a ‘passing’ PIV mark for organizations in FY14, the mode average, that is the outcome that is most likely to be observed, stands at zero.”
Eight of the 24 agencies in the study have not implemented PIV for network access and another three agencies are at 3% implementation or less.
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