HERNDON, VA, April 25 /CNW/ - EDS (NYSE: EDS) today announced it has been
selected by the U.S. General Services Administration to provide identity
management services to federal government civilian agencies. These services
will allow agencies to comply with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12
(HSPD-12), which calls for a mandatory government- wide standard for a secure
common form of identification for all federal government employees and
The single award GSA Federal Supply Schedule task order is worth $66
million and will run through September 2011 if all options are exercised.
HSPD-12 requires federal agencies to use a standard process to establish
and manage an individual's identity and then issue that individual an
interoperable smart card that can be used for both physical and logical access
to federal government facilities and information systems. This policy is
intended to enhance security, increase efficiency, reduce identity fraud and
protect personal privacy.
Under this contract, the EDS team will support GSA in issuing identity
credentials to approximately 420,000 employees at 42 federal civilian
agencies. EDS will provide a shared service solution for end-to-end managed
services for the following core HSPD-12 system components:
- Enrollment - capturing a federal employee's identity, fingerprint and
digital facial images and storing them in the EDS identity management
- System infrastructure - the identity management and card management
- Card production and issuance - processing credential requests,
producing Personal Identity Verification cards and issuing them to
- Card activation - verifying applicants' identities using biometric
scans and then "personalizing" cards with the applicants' PIN numbers
and other information.
"We are proud to partner with GSA on this industry-leading program to
issue a standard, interoperable credential to simplify security and assure the
identity of federal employees," said Jim Duffey, general manager, EDS U.S.
Public Sector. "We commend GSA on conducting a comprehensive evaluation,
including an operational capability demonstration that gave EDS an opportunity
to display our HSPD-12 services capabilities."
In addition to noting EDS' ability to demonstrate an operational
capability, GSA also cited EDS' technical understanding and capability to meet
the requirements, its project management approach and its past performance as
factors that led to the award decision.
The award reinforces EDS' standing as the leading provider of advanced
smart card identity management services to the federal government and
recognizes the strength of the EDS Assured Identity(TM) solution, specifically
designed to meet the HSPD-12 requirements.
EDS' winning team includes services and technology companies such as
Northrop Grumman Corp., ActivIdentity Corp., Data Systems Analysts Inc.,
Identification Technology Group, L-1 Identity Solutions, Oberthur Card
Systems, and Tibco Software Inc.
EDS has more than 10 years of experience in federal biometric and card-
based access control systems. EDS has delivered more than 13 million common
access smart cards to the U.S. Department of Defense under an aggressive six-
year-old global security program managed by the Defense Manpower Data Center.
EDS leveraged its experiences in providing these services to the DOD to
establish a capability for GSA that will support meeting the timelines of the
HSPD-12 directive, and ensure a successful program for GSA and its clients.
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 http://www.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.
Brad Bass - EDS
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