In an effort to develop a solution for managing universal identities and access to federal facilities and systems, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Diebold Inc. have partnered to complete a study that will hopefully initiates the first steps of the project.
The idea is to spread identity, credential and access management (ICAM) across the board in accordance with government initiatives.
The study will first take a look at NOAA’s physical access control and logical access control systems to determine the most effective and financially beneficial means of applying the current or new technology across all of NOAA’s facilities. The target architecture Deibold will present for this system will reflect whether or not the physcial access control systems needs to be replaced and/or upgraded based on a gap analysis. Additionally once decided on a final product, Deibold will be responsible for putting together a comprehensive timeline for completion.
Once completed, Diebold’s study covering NOAA’s PACS architecture may become the new ICAM methodology other government agencies will adopt.