Identity Management

As federal agencies comply with the requirements of the HSPD-12 directive, many are rethinking and broadening their enterprise strategies for identity management to include credentialing and access management (both physical and virtual). This “big picture” view is often referred to as Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM).

GSA helps government meet the variety of policy requirements and addresses the need for comprehensive ICAM products, services, and consulting. As the lead agency for providing ICAM solutions, GSA strives to eliminate cost redundancies by offering inter-operable and compliant products and services.

HSPD-12 Compliance Assurance

Contractors typically provide the service of issuing, verifying, and managing smart cards and certificates. These vendors must submit their products or services for review to the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201 Evaluation Program to be added to its Approved Products List.

Services GSA Offers Directly


GSA’s USAccess program offers federal agencies a shared service that simplifies the process of procuring and maintaining an enterprise wide compliant Personal Identity Verification (PIV) credential solution. As a leader in issuing identity credentials to civilian agencies, GSA can help customers reduce overall costs and gain internal efficiencies.

Last Reviewed 2016-07-08