XTec awarded DHS PIV contract
XTec was awarded a 10-year, $102.8 million contract to supply PIV related products and services to the U.S. Department of Homeland security.
The contract was originally awarded to HP Enterprise Services in September but XTec protested, stating that the agency didn’t properly review the proposals. Homeland Security announced the new contract to XTec at the end of February.
Legic unveils new partner
LEGIC announced Keyprocessor BV as its new license partner. The Dutch system integrator uses LEGIC products for different applications such as time & attendance, parking or access control.
Keyprocessor BV is a system integrator specialized in integrated, electronic security management systems. The company employs around 60 people and is located in Amsterdam, Holland.
SecureKey eclipses 1 million credentials
SecureKey announced it has passed the 1 million-credential milestone as the rollout of its Concierge Service gains momentum in Canada. Used by the Government of Canada to enable citizens to log into online services using credentials they already have from one of several banks, the SecureKey Concierge service processes more than one million transactions per month, and volumes are growing.
The SecureKey Concierge service, in full operation since April 2012, aims to make it convenient for people across Canada to access online services from the Canadian government by offering them the choice of signing in using the familiar authentication credentials they regularly use for their banking and other financial services.
As a result, anyone with an account at major Canadian banks – BMO Financial Group, ING DIRECT, Scotiabank and Toronto-Dominion Bank – can use their login credentials to access many of the online services offered by the government, including those from Service Canada and the Canada Revenue Agency.
Many individuals use their online banking credentials regularly, and being able to use those same credentials to access government services online means fewer user IDs and passwords to remember. By offering its citizens the choice of using existing banking credentials, the Government of Canada is leveraging the investments made by financial institutions in secure online environments. Privacy is respected in that SecureKey Concierge, the financial institutions and the government departments and agencies involved do not share any information that personally identifies individuals, as required under federal privacy legislation.