After several years of collaborative work, the Kansas City Plant has implemented an innovative solution that integrates the Personal Identification Verification (PIV) badge by combining logical and physical access based on the Smart Card technology.
This work was recently honored by the Kansas City Business Journal’s 2013 KC ImpacT Award, which recognizes organizations that use technology to solve problems.
It's typically too expensive to replace existing physical access systems since they tend to be ingrained in the infrastructure. However, the move to the National Security Campus provided a unique opportunity to implement this solution. As a result, KCP is the first site within the DOE to integrate all the appropriate databases to seamlessly provide physical and logistical access in a streamlined process.
This effort has directly impacted the success of employees relocating to the National Security Campus and will ultimately result in a cost savings of $1 million.