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NSC makes an impact with smart card technology 

Leveraging technology to reduce costs and increase efficiency is a constant goal at the NNSA. The National Security Campus was recently recognized by The Kansas City Business Journal with a KC ImpacT Award for an innovative security solution using secure physical and logical authentication technologies.


The move to the new National Security Campus provided a unique opportunity to implement new smart card technology to comply with a government mandate (HSPD-12) to increase efficiency and reduce identity fraud. The federal government requires all agencies to issue Personal Identity Verification (PIV) badges to their Federal and contractor employees for physical access to Federally-controlled facilities and logical access to Federally-controlled information systems.


Thanks to team collaboration, the National Security Campus is the first DOE site to integrate all the appropriate databases to provide real-time physical and logistical access for visitors and partners with appropriate security clearance to the facility in a streamlined process. This solution has directly impacted the success of relocating nearly 3,000 employees to the National Security Campus and will ultimately result in a cost savings of $1 million.


If you plan to visit the NSC and already have a HSPD-12/PIV badge from another DOE site, take advantage of the pre-registration for access online. Visitors may also register upon arrival if you have difficulty pre-registering. Check out the Visitors Guide for more information.


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