HHS Selects BearingPoint to Provide HSPD-12 Credentialing Services.
Pilot and Full Capability Project to Be Implemented Immediately
MCLEAN, Va. -- BearingPoint, Inc. (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :BE), one of the world's largest management and technology consulting firms, today announced it has been selected to perform an Identity and Access Management Pilot and Full Capability implementation for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Noun 1. Department of Health and Human Services - the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with health and welfare; created in 1979
Health and Human Services, HHS . The objective of the pilot is to validate a process for supplying secure identification or "smart cards Example of widely used contactless smart cards are Hong Kong's Octopus card, Paris' Calypso/Navigo card and Lisbon' LisboaViva card, which predate the ISO/IEC 14443 standard. The following tables list smart cards used for public transportation and other electronic purse applications. " to 112,000 HHS HHS Department of Health and Human Services. employees and contractors.
With employees and contractors spread out at agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), agency of the U.S. Public Health Service since 1973, with headquarters in Atlanta; it was established in 1946 as the Communicable Disease Center. , and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, developing an effective and efficient approach to meet HSPD-12 mandates was clearly a necessity and top priority for HHS. In January of 2007, BearingPoint was one of three providers issued a blanket purchase agreement by HHS' Identity and Access Management team to test various HSPD-12 technologies. This pilot project award is the result of that technology competition to determine the best vendor to meet the Department's unique needs.
"The government-wide transition to new identity standards is a complex project for agencies," said Rick Swanson, vice president for BearingPoint's HHS account. "BearingPoint has a history of leadership in deploying successful, leading-edge identity management programs on schedule and on budget. That level of proven performance, as well as our unique skills and experience in these projects, help keep us a leading choice as agencies continue to look for partners to assist in their HSPD-12 implementation programs."
Homeland Security Noun 1. Homeland Security - the federal department that administers all matters relating to homeland security
Department of Homeland Security
executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12) is a presidential mandate outlining common identification card and identity systems standards for all federal employees and contractors. BearingPoint has been at the forefront of rolling out such services, helping issue new secure identity cards that combine physical and logical access control to personnel from over 40 federal agencies on behalf of the General Services Administration The General Services Administration (GSA) was established by section 101 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C.A. § 751). The GSA sets policy for and manages government property and records. in October of 2006.
BearingPoint has nearly a decade of experience in security and identity management solution programs, helping to develop, implement, operate the Defense Department's Common Access Card program, and also implementing smart card programs for TSA TSA
See tax-sheltered annuity (TSA). and GSA (1) (Global mobile Suppliers Association, Sawbridgeworth, U.K., www.gsacom.com) A membership organization of suppliers of GSM products and services. Its goal is to promote GSM as the worldwide mobile communications standard. See GSM Association and GSM. (to include making over 40 agencies HSPD-12 compliant). Any government organization interested in learning more about BearingPoint's Security and Identity Management solutions may visit www.BearingPoint.com/SecurityinGovernment. Those interested in a live demonstration of security technologies can also arrange a visit to BearingPoint's Global Security and Identity Management Center of Excellence in McLean, Va. by sending an email to: centerofexcellence@BearingPoint.com.
BearingPoint currently serves all major operating divisions within HHS. During nearly 15 years of service to HHS, BearingPoint has provided support for some of the Department and the nation's most strategic healthcare projects, including the Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response, the National Center for Public Health Informatics Public Health Informatics has been defined as the systematic application of information and computer science and technology to public health practice, research, and learning.
It is one of the subdomains of (bio)medical or health informatics. , the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, and the department-wide Unified Financial Management System (UFMS UFMS Unified Financial Management System ).
About BearingPoint, Inc.
BearingPoint, Inc. (NYSE:BE) is one of the world's largest providers of management and technology consulting services to Global 2000 companies and government organizations in 60 countries worldwide. Based in McLean, Va., the firm has more than 17,000 employees focusing on the Public Services Public services is a term usually used to mean services provided by government to its citizens, either directly (through the public sector) or by financing private provision of services. , Financial Services and Commercial Services industries. BearingPoint professionals have built a reputation for knowing what it takes to help clients achieve their goals, and working closely with them to get the job done. Our service offerings are designed to help our clients generate revenue, increase cost-effectiveness, manage regulatory compliance, integrate information and transition to "next-generation" technology. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.BearingPoint.com.
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