So, things aren’t as straightforward as the Office of Management and Budget would like to believe. This, of course, is a truism, but given the constant stream of over-simplified policy that comes out it like water from the Trevi Fountain, it requires periodic repetition.
The latest example comes with agency implementation of Homeland Security Policy Directive-12, which requires agencies to issue standardized identity cards. OMB issued the policy in the expectation that the cards would be used for both physical and logical access–that is, they would be used to logon to computer, too.
via Fierce Government IT, continued here.