The NIH is expanding deployment of the new PIV Card Reader Pilot program to help you better prepare for important changes that are coming soon to all NIH perimeter entrances.
The transition to a new, more secure type of PIV Card reader, as required by HSPD-12, will change how you use your PIV Card (HHS ID Badge) to enter the NIH Bethesda campus.
As part of this transition, the Office of Research Services (ORS) will continue installing pilot sites around the NIH campus and several off-campus locations where drivers and pedestrians can try out their PIV cards with the new PIV Card readers.
Starting on Monday, May 5, those arriving by car will be able to use their PIV Card with the new reader at the following locations:
* South Drive (Metro) vehicle entrance will be expanded to BOTH lanes.
* South Drive and Old Georgetown Road vehicle entrance RIGHT lane only (testing from 6:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. weekdays).
Guards will be on hand at each of the pilot vehicle entrances to assist drivers should issues arise.
Please be aware that ORS has installed kiosks in several buildings on campus and at the Bayview Research Center, Baltimore where you can test your badge with the new reader. To avoid unnecessary delays, before using the pilot vehicle lanes, we advise that you test your badge at a kiosk to ensure it works properly with the new readers. You will find these test kiosks in the lobbies of the following buildings:
Building 10 (Clinical Center) North
Building 10 (Clinical Center) South
Bayview Research Center (BRC) in Baltimore, MD
The ORS invites you to click on the link, http://youtu.be/EeNzoTiJJdQ, to view a brief video produced by the Division of Personnel Security and Access Control and the NIH Police demonstrating the three steps you’ll need to follow so that your PIV Card will work with the new readers:
1. REMOVE your PIV Card from its holder.
2. PLACE and HOLD your PIV Card flat against the reader.
3. KEEP the card pressed firmly against the reader, and WAIT for the green light and a beep for access.
If the PIV Card Reader does not show a sustained green light when you place and hold your PIV Card on the reader, an antenna in your badge is probably broken. You will need to make an appointment through Access Control to obtain a replacement badge (email@example.com; 301-451-4766). You will also find Instructions for obtaining help posted on the kiosks.
Should you have questions about this transition, or would like to provide feedback, please contact: HSPDfirstname.lastname@example.org.