Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA) to Issue Certified Federation for Identity and Cross Credentialing Systems (FiXs) Credentials
Strategic Agreement Executed with FiXs partner WidePoint Corporation
FAIRFAX, Va. – October 1, 2008 -- Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA), a provider of enterprise-wide information technology solutions and security services to government and industry, announced today that it has entered into a strategic Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) agreement with Operational Research Consultants, Inc. (ORC), a wholly owned subsidiary of WidePoint Corporation (AMEX: WYY), to issue Federation for Identity and Cross-Credentialing Systems® (FiXs) Certified Credentials to its employees and customers.
FiXs identity credentialing network is the only network certified to interoperate with the Defense Cross-Credentialing Identification System (DCCIS) infrastructure and the credentialing network of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
"DSA has long been dedicated to providing information assurance solutions that keep DoD net-centric systems safe from harm," states Charles Cooks, DSA vice president for Intelligence, Civil and National Security Programs. "Our partnership with ORC and its parent WidePoint Corporation enables us to offer a further layer of identity security, and the resulting peace of mind in knowing that users are able to access only the facilities and information to which they have been granted authority."
Under the scope of this Agreement, DSA will offer hardware assurance tokens and associated certificates that are recognized by DoD divisions as providing the same level of security protection as the certificate on a Common Access Card (CAC), which identifies and authenticates users by controlling access to computer networks, encrypting e-mail messages and enabling users to sign documents electronically.
WidePoint CTO Daniel Turissini said, "We are happy to work with our FiXs partner, DSA, in the proliferation of this capability, which is vitally important to our nation's critical infrastructure protection. As the Federal Government continues to demand increased identity assurance, FiXs certified credentials are rapidly becoming the answer for the Federal contracting community to meet the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-12 mandates. This agreement opens another pipeline that will enable WidePoint to service tens of thousands subscribers across the continental United States. It also marks another milestone in the growing subscriber market for strong authentication credentials in a Business to Government environment, where WidePoint and its ORC subsidiary continue to lead."
WidePoint is a leading provider of advanced information technology products and services including identity management and information assurance services, forensic informatics and wireless technology services. WidePoint has three wholly owned subsidiaries holding major contracts, Operational Research Consultants, Inc. (ORC), iSYS, LLC, and WidePoint Illinois. WidePoint enables organizations to deploy fully compliant IT services in accordance with government-mandated regulations and advanced system requirements. For more information, visit http://www.widepoint.com. An investment profile about WidePoint may be found at http://www.hawkassociates.com/wyyprofile.aspx. For investor relations information regarding WidePoint, visit http://www.hawkassociates.com and http://www.americanmicrocaps.com, or contact Frank Hawkins or Cale Smith, Hawk Associates, at 305-451-1888, e-mail: email@example.com. To receive notification of future releases via e-mail, subscribe at http://www.hawkassociates.com/email.aspx.
Founded in 2004 and based in Fairfax, Virginia, the Federation for Identity and Cross-Credentialing Systems (FiXs) is a not-for-profit coalition of commercial companies, government contractors and not-for-profit organizations. The FiXs network is a secure, scalable system that provides trusted, interoperable identity verification and credential authentication for network users accessing a range of government and commercial facilities. The FiXs network meets federally-mandated requirements, supports physical and logical access applications and integrates with an organization's existing personnel system, while leveraging the network's economies of scale. For more information, visit http://www.fixs.org
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