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HSPD-12HP wins $47M contract to support HSPD-12 implementation

Published 28 February 2012

On Monday the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced it had awarded Hewlett Packard a one-year contract worth as much as $47 million to support government-compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12)

On Monday the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announcedit had awarded Hewlett Packard a one-year contract worth as much as $47 million to support government-compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12).

Under the contract, HP will assist GSA in managing the identities of more than 500,000 federal employees and contractors at more than ninety federal agencies, commissions, and boards.  More specifically, GSA will use HP’s Assured Identity solution which allows the agency to manage the entire life cycle of the credentialization process.

Protecting government facilities and information system assets is critical to national security,” Keith Blodgett, the vice president of Leveraged Delivery and Enterprise Clients at HP Enterprise Services, said in a release. “HP will continue to provide and manage the HSPD-12 identity credentials necessary to help secure these vitally important assets.”

Signed in 2004, HSPD-12 instituted strict government security measures to ensure that terrorists or other malicious actors do not have access to sensitive federal databases by establishing a federal standard for secure and reliable forms of identification.

The contract is good for one year, but includes two one-year options for extension.