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Audit Initiated of DOT's Implementation of Personal Identity Verification Cards

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The Office of Inspector General is initiating an audit of DOT’s implementation of personal identity verification (PIV) cards. On August 27, 2004, President Bush signed Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD–12), “Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors.” This Directive requires the development and implementation of a mandatory, government–wide standard for security and reliable forms of identification, referred as PIV cards, to be issued by the Federal government to its employees and contractors. OMB required DOT to fully implement HSPD–12 by October 27, 2008. Our audit objectives are to determine if DOT (1) has an effective process to issue, maintain, and terminate functional PIV cards for employees and contractors; and (2) is adequately protecting the personal information collected, stored, processed, and transmitted on the PIV systems.