DoD deal for G&D

15/10/13

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has received a contract to provide the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) with FIPS 201 PIV certified identification and physical/logical access cards. FIPS 201 is a US Federal Government standard that specifies Personal Identity Verification (PIV) requirements for Federal employees and contractors.

For many years, the DMDC has been providing smart card technology as a DoD-wide Common Access Card/Personal Identity Verification (CAC/PIV). The CAC is the standard ID card for active duty members of the Uniformed Services, Selected Reserve, DoD civilian employees, and eligible contractor personnel. It is the DoD’s Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 authorised personal identity verification card. The CAC/PIV is also the principal card used to enable physical access to buildings and controlled spaces and for logical access to the DoD’s computer networks and systems.

 

Axel Deininger, group senior vice president at G&D, says: “G&D StarSign FIPS 201 cards are very robust. They are designed to withstand the field conditions that have led to high card failure rates often seen in the PIV market today and are an excellent host for our authentication and identification applications.”

 

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