The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs selected 3M to provide Identification Document Verification for its HSPD-12 PIV System.
The 3M solution includes 300 3M AT9000 Full Page Readers and document authentication software deployed at approximately 284 PIV site locations, throughout a range of Veterans Affairs facilities across the United States.
The contract was awarded to 3M Cogent – a wholly owned subsidiary of 3M and GSA-certified HSPD-12 solutions provider – through a bid process using the GSA IT-70 schedule.
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, it required a common, verifiable, and traceable solution deployed to all PIV Registrar sites that complies with the FIPS 201 requirement. HSPD-12 PIV identity proofing with the 3M reader and software helps PIV Registrars ensure that applicants are issued credentials based on electronically validated I-9 documents, and that the resulting data is available for audit and reporting purposes.