Four Cert PIV Smartcard Transition
An initiative to transition NASA Personal Identity Verification (PIV) smartcards (NASA badges) to four certificate capability is underway. This “four cert” smartcard is NASA’s next generation PIV card. It provides a stronger identity assurance and can be used for physical access, desktop login (currently for Windows users only), encrypting/decrypting e-mails, and signing e-mail and forms.
HQ users who need to be transitioned will receive a notice with instructions based on individual status. Once transitioned, users will receive brief instructions on the capabilities of the four cert smartcard.
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RSA SecurID Token Phase-Out Effort
Collection Times: Mon-Fri, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Room 4G76
As part of a strategic objective to enhance PIV smartcard usage, the ITCD is continuing the effort to reduce the number of RSA SecurID Tokens in phases. The ultimate goal is to resolve all exceptions (i.e., the technical need to use a token) and eliminate tokens altogether. This will provide cost savings to HQ, ensure compliancy with federal mandates for improved security, and allow users to take advantage of advanced technologies available. Future efforts will focus on how smartcard replaces the need for tokens and how smartcard options are being enabled for the exception categories to support the elimination of tokens. All users are encouraged to turn in tokens that are no longer utilized. Contact Jeff Anderson, 358-1348.
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