United States Department of Veterans Affairs
PIV Card Project
In August 2004, President George W. Bush issued Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) which mandated new standards for secure and reliable personal identification for all federal employees and contractors. These standards are based on sound criteria for verifying an employee's identity; strongly resistant to identify fraud, tampering, counterfeiting, and terrorist exploration; and includes rapid electronic authentication.

The Personal Identity Verification (PIV) program will enable the Department of Veterans Affairs to meet the new security standards effectively and cost efficiently. PIV card issuance began with the successful launch of the pilot at VA headquarters in October 2006. National deployment to over 200 VA sites is scheduled to begin Mid-summer 2007 and is expected to be completed in the Fall of 2009.
PIV Card

What you need to know about the VA's Personal Identity Verification card, why it's important, and how you can obtain one.
PIV Card Project

How will the new card be implemented?
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