The process is time consuming and at this point the badges are not needed by 95% of those getting them. Instead of putting a expiration date on the badge leave them open and it will not need to be redone every two years. This would save not only in the individual cost of the badge but the travel cost and lost work time to get the badge.
The thought that you, as Chief Ececutive, would allow Homeland Security to spend upwards of $40MM (so I'm told) to change component acronyms (OI-HSI and DRO-ERO) in the present economy for what appears to be the sake of "branding" is inexcusable. All of the badges, logos, uniforms, stationary and business cards, signs, powerpoint presentations and materials used to teach, organizational charts, flags,... more »
Last year I got a Smart ID which I would be able to track my time and have access to my computer. Why issue them to employees if the system is not ready yet? Give us the cards when we are ready to use them it is a waste of time and money to issue these cards if it is unknown if we are going to use them
Have one standard ID card for ALL Agencies of the Federal Government. This ID would be a "Super Smart ID" you could get into any Government building with. You could also have electronic access to any buliding if you have permission to do so. This would save money and labor when an employee changes Agencies they would not need a new ID.
Charge employees for replacement identification badges. This will save on a great deal of cost.