Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 18:39:04 -0700
From: "Randy Aden" []
To: "All Personnel" []
Subject: NASA Safety Notice regarding the new Badgeholder for the new NASA Badge

Recently there has been a safety concern with the new badge holder 
from Identity Stronghold that is being issued to ensure compliance 
with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12).  A badge 
holder safety notice (pdf) was released at Kennedy Space Center on 
August 15, 2008.  The current issue with the badge holder is the 
possibility of the badge holder becoming a Foreign Object Damage (FOD) 
hazard to flight hardware, or a projectile hazard under certain 

The Office of Protective Services has suspended issuing the badge 
holder from Identity Stronghold until such time as additional 
evaluations are conducted and all issues surrounding the FOD 
and hazard issues with the badge holder have been resolved.   
As a minimum precaution, personnel should ensure the badge holder 
is not worn, or is properly secured, in the vicinity of sensitive 
flight hardware,  such as electronics, where FOD may be an issue.  
OPS will continue to make available the original clear plastic badge 

The NASA Office of Security and Program and Protection is working 
with key personnel in addressing security compliance requirements, 
operational needs, training, deficiencies, and safety issues in 
order to mitigate all concerns.
Please carefully review the Safety Notice for Stronghold Secure 
Badgeholder notice at, 
and if you have further questions regarding the badge holders, contact:

Charles Wainwright, Office of Protective Services x4-2150  or
James Lumsden, Systems Safety Program Office x4-5667

Randy J. Aden
Manager, Office of Protective Services
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4800 Oak Grove Drive, 310-129
Pasadena, CA 91109-8099