GSA put data at risk mishandling 15,000 contract employee access cards

FedScoop: The General Services Administration put its data at risk by mishandling contract employee access cards, according to an audit released Wednesday by its Office of Inspector General.

The OIG’s report says the agency was unable to account for about 15,000 personal identity verification (PIV) cards issued to contract employees and failed to recover 445 such cards from those who failed their background checks. The audit was performed because OIG had lingering concerns from a 2016 evaluation about how GSA collects and destroys PIV cards. About 14,500 are issued annually to workers supporting federal programs and operations.

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