The ID card hanging around your neck isn’t living up to its potential. The Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) cards allow secure entry into federal facilities.
But some agencies have not used the cards to their full potential, treating them more like “glorified ID cards,” said Gregory Wilshusen, director of Information Security Issues at the Government Accountability Office, in an interview with In Depth with Francis Rose.
Wilshusen is also the author of a recent GAO report on agencies’ use of HSPD-12.
The card has personal identity verification (PIV) credentials based on a chip embedded inside.