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Friday November 21, 2014

NSTS Smart Cards Expiring and Reconciliation Reminder

With the holidays just around the corner, it can only mean one thing…the NSTS Annual Inventory Reconciliation is almost here! We'll be sending out the reconciliation packets at the end of the year but if you have online access, you don't have to wait until you receive your packet to complete your reconciliation. You can log onto NSTS any time in January and complete your reconciliation!

If you already have a One Time Password (OTP) token, this is the time to make sure you can log onto NSTS. If you are still using a smart card to log onto NSTS, you will need to migrate to an OTP token before the end of the year as they are expiring. To obtain an OTP token, visit and follow the instructions on the page. You will need an active NSTS card to be able to switch to the OTP. Note: After December 31, 2014, the only way to obtain an OTP will be to go through the entire credentialing process.

If you want to get online access to NSTS, visit to start the process. Please contact the NSTS Help Desk at 1-877-671-6787 or for help with resetting your PIN, renewing your certificates, or if you experience any issues with obtaining an OTP token.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

One Time Password

The One Time Password (OTP) initiative has been deployed and pilot tested and the Integrated Source Management Portfolio (ISMP) Team couldn't be happier with the results! The OTP provides ultimate flexibility for accessing systems in the ISMP including the National Source Tracking System (NSTS), the License Verification System (LVS), and Web Based Licensing (WBL).

By December 31, 2014 the NSTS smart cards currently being used to access NSTS, will no longer be supported. All users with NSTS smart cards will need to be transitioned to OTP to maintain their access to ISMP systems. There are several benefits of using OTP:

  • You will be able to access the systems from any computer that has a secure connection to the website – no hardware installation necessary!
  • You will not need to have your card reader with you – no hardware necessary!
  • Your OTP token is available in the form of a card, token, or smart phone app!

To ensure timely transition of the ISMP users from NSTS Smart Cards to OTP, we are starting now. Please take your ACTIVE NSTS card and go to this link to start the process for OTP:

If you have any questions, please contact the ISMP Help Desk at 1-877-671-6787.

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January 15, 2014

Annual Inventory Reconciliation Packages

Licensees with above threshold sources at the end of December should have received their Annual Inventory Reconciliation (AIR) packages in the mail by now. If you have online access to the National Source Tracking System (NSTS), you don't need to wait until you receive your AIR package – just log on to NSTS to complete your AIR. If you don't have online access and haven't received your package yet, please contact the NSTS Help Desk at 1-877-671-6787 or by email at There's only a few more weeks left in January so don't forget to complete your AIR!

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