USAccess: Identity, Credentials, and Access Management
GSA's USAccess program provides federal government agencies with identity credential solutions. This shared service provides an efficient, economical and secure infrastructure to support agencies’ credentialing needs.
Stable, competitive pricing helps your agency minimize capital expenditures. Using a shared services model that leverages the combined requirements of a large customer base, the USAccess program has adopted a simplified, per-credential pricing model that eliminates large upfront costs.
USAccess offers credentials for access to buildings and systems that work across agency boundaries, are identity verified, and comply with all NIST policies.
Agencies get easy access to a shared enrollment and activation infrastructure, including a Light Activation Service. Options include a portal to view and manage your applicants' status throughout the credentialing life cycle.
As part of the shared service, USAccess manages tasks such as certification and accreditation (C&A), privacy assessments, and configuration management on your behalf. We also offer on-boarding support to address technical and operational support needs.
On May 4, 2016, and April 12, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget issued memorandums M-16-11 and M-17-22, which cover the use of shared services and the modernization of IT in the federal government. As a shared service for 110+ federal agencies, the USAccess program offers the opportunity to be a more secure, efficient, and agile organization.
Easily expand your agency’s enrollment and activation center locations by ordering a fixed or mobile credentialing unit through the USAccess Managed Service Office.
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IDENTITY, CREDENTIAL, AND ACCESS MANAGEMENT GUIDANCE
- Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12)
- Continued Implementation of HSPD-12 (OMB, M-11-11)
- Federal Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
- Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors (FIPS 201-2)
- Interfaces for Personal Identity Verification (NIST SP800-73-4)
- Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)
- Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)