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Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-12

HSPD-12 mandates a common identification standard for all Federal employees and contractors who have a need to access government facilities and information systems.  The NNSA goal is to develop a common solution for effective and secure logical and physical access for longer than six months. Individuals who have a valid need to access NNSA-owned security areas, facilities and information systems will be issued an HSPD-12 credential.

The purpose of establishing requirements and responsibilities for the DOE’s Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) Program is as follows:

Provides a trusted framework and common identity infrastructure for access to DOE facilities and systems; reduces the identity, credential, and access management burden for individual DOE and contractor organizations by fostering common interoperable approaches; aligns identity, credential, and access management activities that cross organizational boundaries; enables trust in online transactions through common  identity, credential, and access management policies and approaches; and establishes roles to enhance interoperability when collaborating with external identity management activities. 

OPFCC is responsible for rendering HSPD-12 determinations for NNSA field offices by utilizing the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process and the Identity Management System (IDMS) to initiate an investigation and record the determination; and completing the necessary actions in USAccess to allow for the issuance of an HSPD-12 credential.

All Federal employees and contractor employees must have a DOE unique identifier that remains with the individual forever. It must never be assigned to another individual.  It will remain the same no matter how often the individual joins and separates from DOE/NNSA, or if their status changes from Federal employee to contractor employee or visa versa, or employed by multiple contractors.

In order to accomplish these tasks the following mandated regulations will be followed:

  • Executive Order 12968, Access to Classified Information, dated 1995
  • Homeland Security Presidential Directive – 12 (HSPD-12)
  • FIPS PUB 201-2, Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors
  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) memorandum, Interim Credentialing Standards for Issuing Personal Identity Verification Cards under HSPD-12, dated July 31, 2008
  • DOE Order 206.2, Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM)