Office of Mission Assurance (OMA) HSPD-12 Branch

Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM) is the intersection of digital identities and associated attributes, credentials and access controls into one comprehensive approach.

The Office of Mission Assurance (OMA) HSPD-12 Branch is responsible for coordinating ICAM activities across GSA by:

  • Supporting GSA Access Card issuance, usage and lifecycle maintenance for GSA personnel
  • Facilitating the contractor fitness/suitability determination process for GSA contractors
  • Developing GSA-wide identity, credential and access management isolation

The OMA HSPD-12 Branch was originally established to help GSA comply with the Homeland Security Presidential Directive - 12 (HSPD-12). This directive requires that all federal agencies adopt common, reliable and interoperable identification standards for employees and contractors. The OMA HSPD-12 Branch safeguards GSA assets by ensuring that all GSA personnel obtain Personal Identity Verification (PIV) [PDF] credentials, and by developing enterprise-wide, compliant, identity solutions. GSA branded the PIV credential it issues to its employees and contractors as the 'GSA Access Card.'

The HSPD-12 Branch's ICAM solutions help GSA meet federal mandates such as the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum 11-11 (M-11-11) to use the GSA Access Card for access to GSA facilities and information systems.

GSA Credential and Identity Management System (GCIMS) is a GSA internal web database that provides authoritative information on GSA personnel, work locations and credentials. The easy-to-use GCIMS database streamlines the management and tracking of the background investigation and credentialing process and serves as a repository for personnel information. There are more than 200 credentialing and investigation process role holders logging in from various GSA regions nationwide, with new users continuously added. In addition, GSA personnel use GCIMS to update their contact information.

Last Reviewed: 2022-03-18