Intercede receives Department of State progress order for digital identity management software

Intercede receives Department of State progress order for digital identity management software

After entering a contract with the U.S. Department of State (DoS), Intercede has received an initial progress order for its MyID digital identity management software, the company announced.

The contract, which UK-based Intercede says has a multi-million-pound value, was signed for ten years and will use the software to issue and manage the digital identities of DoS employees. The software will be implemented with next-generation identity management services (IDMS). The innovative Identity Management System (IDMS) solution is in line with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) for the DoS and its customers, according to the announcement.

Intercede’s MyID PIV is the company’s solution for federal agencies, and enables the management of identity credentials in compliance with FIPS 201. The solution’s new mobile authentication feature provides passwordless, multi-factor authentication with native mobile device fingerprint or facial biometrics. The solutions also supports biometric fingerprint scanners from HID Global and SecuGen, and the Canon EOS Rebel and Logitech HD Pro for facial biometric capture and image quality checks.

“We are delighted that MyID software will form the central element of the Department of State’s next-generation IDMS,” said Klaas van der Leest, Chief Executive Officer of Intercede, in a prepared statement.  “This contract win underlines the quality of our MyID software and its future in managing best in class digital identity solutions for security conscious organizations like the DoS. It also highlights the strength of our offering when working proactively with partners, following on from the recent launch of our Connect Partner Programme. Together with Guidehouse as the prime contractor, plus Appian Logic, Aware and CertiPath, we have an innovative solution that will meet the needs of the DoS now and over the next ten years.”

Other U.S. federal agencies that have implemented myID for credential management include the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Federal Aviation Administration and Social Security Administration.

Prime contractor Guidehouse entered the partnership in July. It combines experience in National Security and Advanced Solutions to deliver identity management strategy, project management, training and user support, and quality and risk management services to the DoS, the company said in an announcement.

“As a long-standing partner and trusted advisor to the DoS, we are honored to lead this important effort for the agency,” said Scott McIntyre, Chief Executive Officer of Guidehouse, in a prepared statement. “With our unique approach combining best-in-class National Security and Advanced Solutions expertise we have assembled a strong team and innovative solution to help them in this exciting initiative.”

The IDMS solution will be deployed to assist with Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM), support Diplomatic Security’s Domestic Operations (DS/DO), as well as implement a global version.

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