New Reseller Partnership

RNS Number : 2408I
Intercede Group PLC
17 November 2008

17 November 2008 


('Intercede' or 'the Company')

New Reseller Partnership

Intercede and ORC Partner for PIV Programs 

and Deliver Managed Credentialing Service to US Military Contractors

Intercede (AIM:IGP), the producer of the Intercede MyID® Identity and Credential Management System  (IDCMS) announces that Operational Research Consultants, Inc. ('ORC'), a subsidiary of WidePoint Corporation (AMEX: WYY), has signed a Solutions Partnership contract with Intercede. Under this contract ORC will resell and support MyID solutions and services to US Federal, State and commercial customers. A number of ORC customers already use MyID powered servicesincluding the United Space Alliance, Federal Trade Commission, Federal Housing Finance Administration and the Federal Election Commission. The credentials they use are fully compliant with the Federal Information Processing Standards No. 201 ('FIPS 201'), a new U.S. Federal Standard that sets out stringent requirements of Personal Identity Verification ('PIV') for all Federal employees and contractors.

Under a separate agreement, ORC is using Intercede MyID to deliver medium hardware assurance credentials and associated certificates to contractors that service the U.S. Military, worldwide. This service is a key component in a Defense industry-wide identity and cross-credentialing network build on certified products and standards. This network is being built as a private industry initiative to verify and authenticate the identity of civilian personnel seeking to enter U.S. Military installations. The credentials issued under this program are recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) as providing the same level of identity assurance as the Common Access Card (CAC) carried by all U.S. DoD personnel.

As part of an early stage deployment, ORC has already purchased several thousand Intercede MyID licenses for deployment for access to selected U.S. Military bases. 

Intercede Chairman & Chief Executive, Richard Parris said;

'ORC is an important new partner for Intercede, servicing U.S. Federal Government customers with PIV credentials. ORC's choice of Intercede's MyID to securely issue certified credentials to contractors servicing the U.S. Military is further testament to the strength of Intercede's technology. This emerging opportunity is potentially much larger than the U.S. DoD Common Access Card market and ORC is in an excellent position to exploit this market as it develops.'

ORC Chief Executive, Dan Turissini said;

'We are working with Intercede's MyID system to deliver secure credentials to the U.S. Government because it gives ORC a competitive advantage in supporting our nation's critical infrastructure protection. Using MyID we were able to deploy, using a single product, a full end-to-end identity and credentialing system in a fraction of the time and cost compared to using a more traditional systems integration approach. Our systems are now in full production and ready to support millions of credentials in the coming months and years.'

About WidePoint

WidePoint is a leading provider of advanced information technology products and services including identity management and information assurance and protection services, forensic informatics and wireless technology services. WidePoint has several wholly owned subsidiaries holding major contracts, Operational Research Consultants, Inc.
, iSYS, LLC, Protexx, Inc. and WidePoint IL. WidePoint enables organizations to deploy fully compliant IT services in accordance with government-mandated regulations and advanced system requirements. For more information, visit 

An investment profile about WidePoint may be found at www.

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About Intercede

Intercede is the producer of the MyID® Identity and Credential Management System (IDCMS). Intercede's MyID is the only IDCMS software product that enables organizations to easily and securely manage the identities of people and their associated identity credentials within a single, integrated, workflow driven platform. This includes enabling and managing: secure registration, biometric capture, application vetting and approval through to smart card personalization, issuance and lifecycle management.

Intercede's MyID is being used around the world by large corporations, governments and banks to manage millions of identities for employees, citizens and customers. Notable deployments include 10 US Federal Agencies, the US Transportation Worker Identity Credential (TWIC) and two major 
US financial institutions. In Europe and the Middle East, Intercede's MyID is being deployed in support of government identity, health and corporate employee ID security projects.

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