Operational Research Consultants Inc. (ORC), a subsidiary of WidePoint Corp., has been authorized to issue PIV-I as a certified non-federal issuer.
As a non-federal issuer, ORCs identity credentials, issued to government contractors, state and local governments, first responders and health care providers, have additional interoperability for customers who wish to conduct e-government and e-commerce transactions with other entities across the Federal Bridge.
ORC adds this certification to its list of accredited credentialing offerings that include the U.S. External Certificate Authority (ECA), Access Certificates for Electronic Services (ACES) and Shared Service Provider federal issuer program.
Four of WidePoint’s state credentialing deployments will achieve FEMA interoperability capability from this certification. It will also impact the company’s deployment of contractors and trading partners under the Federation for Identity and Cross-Credentialing Systems (FiXs) certified credentialing program that converges both Physical and Logical access control through a direct trust relationship with the Department of Defense.