Washington - The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has been certified by the General Services Administration (GSA) to personalize Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) cards for federal agencies. GPO is the sole federal agency certified on the GSA Approved Products List for the graphical personalization services of these identification cards required for all full-time government employees and contractors. GPO employees in the agency's Secure Credential Center will print and personalize the cards with the cardholder's picture and biographical data. GSA certified that GPO complies with the Federal Information Processing Standard 201, which sets requirements to ensure that identification cards are secure and resistant to fraud. Federal agencies can now select GPO to produce their agency's identification cards. GPO also produces the nation's passports for the Department of State and Trusted Traveler Program cards for the Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection.
"GPO's expertise and reputation for producing the most secure credentials in the federal government has led to this achievement," said GPO's Managing Director for Security & Intelligent Documents Steve LeBlanc. "GPO's employees have been producing the passport for more than 80 years and that experience has lead to federal agencies turning to GPO to design, print, personalize and manufacture their secure credentials."