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.