EDS Awarded $11.6 Million VA Contract for HSPD-12 Personal Identity Verification Cards



    HERNDON, Va., Nov. 27 /CNW/ -- EDS announced today that the U.S.
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded EDS an $11.6 million contract to
help the department develop and provide personal identity verification (PIV)
card solutions to all VA employees, affiliates and contractors in accordance
with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12). Under the Personal
Identity Verification Deployment and Operations/Maintenance (PIV DOM)
contract, EDS will support the VA objective to issue PIV cards for
authentication and identity verification services in a commonly accepted
identification card recognized across the federal government.
    EDS will support the implementation and deployment of PIV cards to more
than 200 VA Medical and Benefit sites nationwide. In addition, EDS will
establish PIV card deployment teams; provide training for VA officials issuing
PIV cards; and establish supporting warehouse, staging, and shipping
facilities.
    "This follow-on project with EDS represents a further commitment by the
Department of Veterans Affairs to establish cohesive and cost-effective
authentication and authorization services required to support HSPD-12
compliance," said Dennis Stolkey, vice president and general manager, EDS U.S.
Government and Public Sector. "EDS and its team will leverage the experience
we've obtained through identity management programs with other federal
agencies to support the VA's objectives."
    EDS has worked with the VA on previous identity management projects such
as the Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure Project Implementation
and Training Support program with the VA Office of Cyber and Information
Security.
    
    About EDS
    
    EDS (NYSE:   EDS) is a leading global technology services company
delivering business solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information
technology outsourcing industry 45 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad
portfolio of information technology and business process outsourcing services
to clients in the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare,
communications, energy, transportation, and consumer and retail industries and
to governments around the world. Learn more at eds.com.
    The statements in this news release that are not historical statements,
including statements regarding the amount of new contract values, are
forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws.
These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of
which are beyond EDS' control, which could cause actual results to differ
materially from such statements.  For information concerning these risks and
uncertainties, see EDS' most recent Form 10-K.  EDS disclaims any intention or
obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    
     CONTACT:
     Brad Bass - EDS
     703 733 3193
     brad.bass@eds.com
    




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For further information: Brad Bass of EDS, +1-703-733-3193, 
brad.bass@eds.com Web Site: http://www.eds.com

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