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Federal Agencies Miss Employee ID Card Deadline

No federal agency will meet a deadline this weekend to complete background checks and to begin issuing employee identity cards that will control access to federal buildings and computers, the top information technology executive at the Office of Management and Budget said Friday. Agencies were required to complete by Oct. 27 background checks for employees and contractors who have worked for the federal government for 15 years or less and to begin issuing new identity cards that include employees' fingerprints. The cards would control what federal buildings employees could access and what computers employees could log on to.

Agencies miss deadline for ID card mandate, Government Executive, October 26, 2007.