Microsoft Corp and WISeKey Win EUR17.4 Million e-Government Citizen Services Platform (CSP) Project

    GENEVA, Switzerland and HOUSTON, TX, July 10 /CNW/ - Microsoft Corp. and
WISeKey today announced that they were selected by the Regional Government of
Biscay for the delivery of a comprehensive e-Government Citizen Services
Platform. This EUR17.4 million project includes a leading-edge identity
federation that enables the establishment of customized citizen portals
adapted to the needs and the interests of each citizen in a real Web 2.0
    According to Mr. Jose Luis Bilbao, Deputy General of Bizkaia, Spain,
"BiscayTIK shall allow our citizens to benefit from leading edge services that
propel our region into the 21st century at the forefront of social and
economic development, with support of first class partners such as Microsoft
and WISeKey, fully committed to joining us in developing our world class
technology center."
    Microsoft has long recognized the responsibility to enable access to
technology in ways that help people realize their full potential," Michel Van
der Bel Vice President Public Sector of Microsoft International said. "We are
working closely with partners like WISeKey with governments around the world
on progressing technology policy issues and providing technology solutions
that address the unique IT needs of governments, educators and non-profit
    "WISeKey's long experience in securing e-Government services and its
unique Trust Platform and ID portability capability are a major asset for
deployment of the CSPs around the world," said Carlos Moreira, Founder and CEO
of WISeKey. WISeKey has a major development center in Bizkaia and recruits
local experts and will use this location as a leading center of excellence.
    Part of the solution to be delivered by WISeKey is a new generation
semantic validation system which leverages the Web 2.0 functionalities and Web
3.0 interactions.
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