Policies & HSPD-12

In August, 2004, the President ordered all federal agencies to develop and carry out a government-wide identification standard and establish a uniform Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Card that will operate across federal agencies by the end of 2008. To carry out this mandate – known as Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), the ORS Division of Personnel Security and Access Control (DPSAC), and the HSPD-12 Program Office were charged with the responsibility of developing and implementing the Directive at NIH. 

The overarching goal for everyone working on HSPD-12 is to develop a system that protects our people and secures our science while enabling all applicants to obtain background checks and ID Badges quickly and with minimal inconvenience.