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Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12)

Purpose of this Status: On January 11, 2007, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued Memorandum M-07-06 requiring agencies to post metrics conveying their progress toward HSPD-12 compliance.

About HSPD-12: Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) is a Government-wide standard for a secure and reliable form of identification issued by the Federal government to its employees and employees of Federal contractors for access to Federally-controlled facilities and Government information systems. For more information about HSPD-12, visit