United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Related Information

The links below provide more detailed information regarding the directives, policies, and publications which are the foundation of the PIV program.


Federal Government Documentation


  • E-Authentication: Secure Government Access
    Sets standards for a common identity proofing method of individuals and businesses, based on risk of online services used. Its intent is to meet the business needs of the E-Gov initiatives.
  • Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-07
    Addresses personal identification requirements in the Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) and Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS PUB) 201.


For further information, contact the PIV Card Issuance (PCI) Office:

810 Vermont Ave., Room B11A
Washington D.C.
Phone: (202) 461-5399  Fax: (202) 495-5326

E-mail:hspd12pmo@va.gov 


Hours of Operation (Badge issuance):
8:00 am - 12:00 pm; 1:00 pm - 4:00pm (Monday - Friday)

Walk-ins welcome from the hours of 8:00 am- 11:00 am; 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm APPOINTMENTS WILL ALWAYS HAVE TOP PRIORITY



Homepage (only accessible within the VA network)