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Transition Equipment Deployment Complete

The Core Services transition equipment deployment concluded on December 31, 2018. Unless previously discussed with the MSO, all requests for equipment will be treated as a new order and will be billed accordingly. 


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Reminder for Agencies to Register MCUs on Site Manager

If you have received a Mobile Credentialing Unit (MCU) as part of of the USAccess transition process, please remember to register your new equipment on Site Manager. There are step by step instructions in the MCU Setup Guide for how to add a site in Site Manager, as well as how to add end dates to your current LCS workstations. Please reach out to your Agency Lead or the gsamso@gsa.gov inbox if you have any questions.  


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Annual Distribution List Cleanup Coming Next Month

The MSO will be performing its annual distribution list cleanup in February. Agency Leads should be on the lookout for an email on this topic, which will include an attachment listing all agency representatives on the USAccess distribution lists and all agency ALP accounts. Agency Leads will be asked to review the lists and provide any necessary changes to the MSO.


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Thank you for a Rewarding Year

The MSO would like to thank you for allowing us to serve you for another year. As 2018 draws to a close, the MSO reflects on our accomplishments for the year. We welcomed three new customer agencies to the USAccess program, moved to an upgraded data center, and completed 72% of transition (2812 of 3927 pieces of equipment have been transitioned to date).


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Holiday Card Printing Schedule

Please be aware that our card printing facility (CPF) will not be printing PIV credentials on Dec. 25 and on Jan. 1.  Agencies may experience a minor delay in receiving cards as a result. This affects centrally printed cards only. Local print is not affected.


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V8.1 Status Update

The USAccess Program began preparing for the transition to V8 PIV cards in 2015 by setting up a working group. USAccess Customer Agencies received V8.1 test cards in late September 2018. The last V8.1 working group transition meeting with Agencies was held on November 14, 2018. Agencies reported favorable results and plan to complete testing their Physical Access Control System (PACS) and Logical Access Control System (LACS) within the next two months.


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Reminder for Sponsors to Check for Duplicate Records

The MSO is seeing an uptick in the number of requests for duplicate records to be deleted from USAccess. Sponsors are reminded to check all forms of a person’s name before creating a new record. In addition; please note that new entries are not required for employees moving between sub-agencies within an organization; a re-enrollment is required. Contact HSPD12@gsa.gov with any questions.


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Service Enhancements - December 2018

Changes/updates since last Blue Top

November 9-12, 2018: USAccess Release 14 was pushed to production as scheduled. This release upgraded the Card Management System (CMS) to allow USAccess to issue V8.1 cardstock.


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USAccess Equipment Transition Deadline

The MSO would like to remind agency customers that all transition equipment must be shipped by December 31, 2018. There is a four week processing time-frame, so all SET worksheets and final transition decisions are due to the MSO no later than Wednesday, November 28, 2018.


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