?

Log in

No account? Create an account
The Contractor's Prayer - Dan the Serene
May 27th, 2014
05:37 pm

[Link]

Previous Entry Share Next Entry
The Contractor's Prayer
This is my PIV* card. There are many others like it, but this one is mine. My PIV card is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my PIV card is useless. Without my PIV card, I am useless. Before God I swear this creed: my PIV card and myself are defenders of my country, we are the masters of our enemy, we are the saviors of my life. So be it, until there is no enemy, but peace. Amen.
[Inspired by the rifle prayer from Full Metal Jacket]

The agency CIO has decreed that if a fed leaves their card at home they can be granted temporary network access, but a contractor must go and retrieve the card, wherever it may be. Apparently, it is more important to punish a contractor than to have them do their job on any given day.

*Personal Identity Verification, as required by FIPS 201-2, HSPD-12, etc.

(3 comments | Leave a comment)

Comments
 
[User Picture]
From:evelynne
Date:May 27th, 2014 10:16 pm (UTC)
(Link)
That's ... not what I thought PIV was. Do you think they did that on purpose?
[User Picture]
From:evelynne
Date:May 27th, 2014 10:16 pm (UTC)
(Link)
And btw, sorry you had to waste your time like that. JEEZ.
[User Picture]
From:dantheserene
Date:May 27th, 2014 10:22 pm (UTC)
(Link)
They haven't caught me yet. I keep my ID in the same pocket of my bookbag any time I'm not wearing it, so I've only forgotten it a handful of times in 20+ years of contracting.
This is a new policy and it will bite someone on the ass and they'll probably have to change it.
It is foolish and shortsighted and tells you exactly what our CIO thinks of contractors. Too bad they do a majority of the hands on work in IT, among other departments.
Powered by LiveJournal.com