USAccess: Identity, Credentials, and Access Management
GSA's USAccess program provides civilian agencies with badging solutions - a vital nationwide, economical, secure, shared service facilitating identity credential issuance, maintenance, and lifecycle management.
Lower prices and reduced capital expenditures
Stable, competitive pricing helps your agency manage annual budget requests while minimizing capital expenditures. Using a shared services model, the USAccess program has adopted a simplified, per-credential pricing model that eliminates large upfront costs.
Enhanced security and built-in HSPD-12 policy compliance
USAccess offers interoperable, high-trust PIV credentials for access to information resources across both logical and physical domains. Each credential is registered and verified according to the requirements outlined by applicable NIST policies.
Easier to use and deploy
Agencies get easy access to a shared enrollment and activation infrastructure, including the portal Light Activation Service or Light Credentialing Solution. All options include a portal to view and manage your applicants' status throughout the credentialing life cycle.
GSA manages tasks such as certification and accreditation (C&A), privacy assessments, and configuration management on your behalf. We also offer on-boarding support to address technical and operational support needs.
Aligned with the Federal IT Shared Services Strategy
In December 2011, the Federal Chief Information Officer issued a draft discussion paper about the Federal IT Shared Services Strategy [PDF, 774 KB]. As a shared service for 95 agencies, the USAccess program offers the opportunity to be one of those leaner, more efficient, and more agile organizations.
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FIND A USACCESS CENTER
If your agency uses USAccess and you need to enroll or activate your credential, visit USAccess Centers for a credentialing center near you.
EXPAND YOUR ENROLLMENT AND ACTIVATION CENTER LOCATIONS
Easily expand your agency’s enrollment and activation center locations by buying one of the Light Solutions:
- Buy Light Credentialing Solution kit and maintenance from GSA Advantage!
- Buy Light Activation Stations from GSA Advantage!
SELL SECURITY SOLUTIONS
The FIPS 201 Evaluation Program evaluates your products and services to ensure they comply with NIST HSPD-12 standards.
LEARN MORE ABOUT IDENTITY, CREDENTIAL, AND ACCESS MANAGEMENT
The shortcut to this page is www.gsa.gov/usaccess.