Derived credentials will let feds use smartphones for ID
August 29, 2016
Government agencies will soon be able to replace the familiar Personal Identity Verification card with a smartphone equipped with a secure chip, two vendors say.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
The federal government will remain closed again on Tuesday due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the Washington, D.C. area.
The operating status remains the same as Monday.
Non-emergency employees, including employees on pre-approved paid leave, will be granted excused absence (administrative leave) for the number of hours they were scheduled to work unless they are:
Telework-ready employees who are scheduled to perform telework on the day of the announcement or who are required to perform unscheduled telework on a day when federal offices are closed to the public must telework the entire workday or request leave, or a combination of both, in accordance with their agencies’ policies and procedures, subject to any applicable collective bargaining requirements.
Emergency employees are expected to report to their worksites unless otherwise directed by their agencies.