US ARMY SELECTS SCHLUMBERGERSEMA SMART CARD READERS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE COMMON ACCESS CARD PROGRAM.SchlumbergerSema has announced that Logicon has acquired nearly 60,000 of its advanced Reflex smart card readers for the US Army's implementation of the Department of Defense (DoD) Common Access Card (CAC See Consumer Advisory Council. ) program. This new order complements the company's previous announcement that EDS (Electronic Data Systems, Plano, TX, www.eds.com) Founded in 1962 by H. Ross Perot (independent candidate for the President of the U.S. in 1992), EDS is the largest outsourcing and data processing services organization in the country. purchased 600,000 of its leading Java-based Cyberflex Access smart cards for the overall DoD CAC program.
"The US Army's Secure Electronic Transactions -- Devices (SET-D SET-D Secure Electronic Transactions - Devices
SET-D Secure Electronic Transfer Devices ) Program Office chose the Reflex smart card readers after an internal evaluation and testing process," said John Gist, Logicon's program manager for 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. (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. ) Smart Access Common ID Card contract. "Readers are an integral part of smart card deployments to secure the link between users and networks." Gist noted that the contract represents the largest single deployment of smart card readers in the US to date and the first time the GSA contract has been used by one of the services to support its smart card requirements.
The US Army will utilize the Reflex 72 USB USB
in full Universal Serial Bus
Type of serial bus that allows peripheral devices (disks, modems, printers, digitizers, data gloves, etc.) to be easily connected to a computer. and Reflex 20 PCMCIA (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association, San Jose, CA, www.pcmcia.org) An international standards body and trade association that was founded in 1989 to establish a standard for connecting peripherals to portable computers. PCMCIA created the PC Card. See PC Card. readers, which connect with desktop and portable PCs to authenticate smart cards used for secure network access, as part of their implementation of the DoD CAC program. The DoD CAC program is using highly secure, multiple application smart cards -- such as the SchlumbergerSema Cyberflex Access card -- for physical identification, building access and network access in a multi-tiered program that is being rolled out throughout the DoD over the next few years. Both types of SchlumbergerSema Reflex readers are compliant with PS/SC standards to fully utilize the smart card handling capabilities of the Microsoft Windows.
SchlumbergerSema Reflex readers and Cyberflex Access smart cards are part of the company's extensive portfolio of smart card-based total solutions for information security, e-transactions and other applications used by government agencies, mobile communication operators, financial institutions, corporations and other types of businesses. The total SchlumbergerSema smart card-based offering includes cards, readers, terminals, software, servers, applications development, consulting, integration and other services.
Logicon Inc., a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corp., is a premier provider of advanced information technology solutions, engineering and business services for government and commercial clients. Headquartered in Herndon, Va., Logicon's expertise spans such areas as information systems integration; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance may refer to:
C4ISR Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
C4ISR Command Control Communications Computers Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance ); enterprise hardware and software solutions; training and simulation; base and range support; signals intelligence; space systems; health informatics; and specialized scientific, engineering and technical services.
SchlumbergerSema is a leading information technology services company providing consulting, systems integration, managed services, business continuity systems, products and IP network security solutions serving the telecommunications, utility, finance, transport, oil and gas, and public sector markets. With more than 30,000 employees in 130 countries, SchlumbergerSema is one of two business segments of Schlumberger Limited, a global technology services company.