According to new figures by The Office of Management and Budget less than 1 percent (0.8%) of more than 4.33 million federal employees and less than 1 percent (0.9%) of the 1 million contractors who need the secure credentials have them, although a significant increase is expected over the coming months.
The figures only show a small increase in the percentage of employees and contractors with HSPD-12 cards, the OMB said. However, Karen Evans, OMB’s administrator for e-government and information technology, said that she expects the number of cards agencies issue to employees and contractors to significantly increase.
According to the OMB’s figures, agencies reported that 36,757 employees and 9,895 contractors have PIV cards. Meanwhile, just under 56% percent, or 2.4 million, of employees and 43%, or 476,320, of contractors have completed National Agency Checks with Inquiries (NACI).