The U.S. Government Printing Office is offering personalization of PIV credentials to other government agencies, says Steve LeBlanc, managing director for security and intelligent documents at the agency.
The U.S. General Services Administration certified the printing office for the graphical personalization services of PIV identification cards, which are required for all full-time government employees and contractors.
Government agencies can contract with the Government Printing Office to design, manufacture, print, personalize and deliver the credentials to employees, LeBlanc says. The service will also enable agency officials to add more security features, such as holograms and advances security printing, to the credentials.
“We can add value to the current blank white cards,” LeBlanc says. “If an agency wants to enhance or make their credential more secure we can help them with that.”
The Government Printing Office had experience producing other documents for government agencies. It produces the electronic passport book for the U.S. State Department and numerous card form factors for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, including the Nexus, Sentri and FAST cards used at land border crossing in Canada and Mexico.