Editor’s Note: A pdf of the complete Memorandum including the attachments is available here.
August 5, 2005
MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF ALL DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES
FROM: Joshua B. Bolten, Director
SUBJECT: Implementation of Home land Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 12 – Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors
On August 27, 2004, the President signed HSPD-12 “Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors” (the Directive). The Directive requires the development and agency implementation of a mandatory, government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of identification for Federal employees and contractors. As required by the Directive, the Department of Commerce issued Federal Information Processing Standard 201 (the Standard). This memorandum provides implementing instructions for the Directive and the Standard.