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U.S. General Services Administration Selects HP to Support Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 Program

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:14:50 EST

PALO ALTO, Calif. - HP today announced that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has selected HP Enterprise Services to support the GSA Managed Service Office (MSO) in managing the identities of more than 500,000 federal employees and contractors at more than 90 federal agencies, commissions and boards.

The new one-year contract, which includes two one-year option periods, is valued at up to $47 million if all options are exercised.

The GSA MSO USAccess program is a major provider of Personal Identity Verification (PIV) credentials to federal agencies. In addition to federal agencies that provide their own PIV credentials, the GSA MSO and HP will deliver identity credentials needed to help secure federal facilities, systems and applications as part of the government-wide Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12) program.

As part of the agreement, the GSA MSO has implemented the HP Assured Identity solution. This enables the USAccess program to provide agencies with the key components to manage the full life cycle of a PIV credential by simplifying the process of sponsoring, enrolling, adjudicating and credentialing applicants. PIV credentials issued under the USAccess program are secure and reliable, and comply with government-established HSPD-12 standards.

'Protecting government facilities and information system assets is critical to national security,' said Keith Blodgett, vice president, Leveraged Delivery and Enterprise Clients, U.S. Public Sector, HP Enterprise Services. 'HP will continue to provide and manage the HSPD-12 identity credentials necessary to help secure these vitally important assets.'

In a world of continuous connectivity, HP enables agencies to become Instant-On Governments with technology, security and innovation embedded throughout their organizations to deliver immediate services to citizens and clients.

More information about HP Enterprise Services' government business is available at www.hp.com/enterprise/government. Additional information about U.S. Federal Contract Vehicles awarded to HP is available at www.hp.com/enterprise/gov/contract-vehicles.

HP's premier client event, HP Discover, takes place June 4-7 in Las Vegas.

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This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, including execution of restructuring and integration plans; any statements concerning expected development, performance or market share relating to products and services; any statements regarding anticipated operational and financial results; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the competitive pressures faced by HP's businesses; the development and transition of new products and services (and the enhancement of existing products and services) to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its customers, suppliers and partners; the protection of HP's intellectual property assets, including intellectual property licensed from third parties; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; the hiring and retention of key employees; expectations and assumptions relating to the execution and timing of restructuring and integration plans; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2011 and HP's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.


Source: WebWire



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