Re: US Maritime Credentialing

RNS Number : 3645G
Intercede Group PLC
22 October 2008

22 October 2008

Intercede Group plc


Key Maritime Credentialing Program Assisted by Intercede Technology


Intercede Group (AIM:IGP), the producer of the Intercede MyID® Identity and Credential Management System, is pleased to confirm today that it is playing a critical role in support of Lockheed Martin and its work on the United States Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Worker Identification Credential program (TWIC).  The world's largest maritime credentialing initiative, enrolments in the program currently exceed 500,000 applicants at approximately 149 port locations nationwide.  


The TWIC program's goal is to ensure that any individual who has unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities and vessels has received a thorough government background check and is not a security threat; individuals will then be issued a biometric-based credential.  Intercede's IDCMS software product enables the seamless integration of the credential with the relevant IT infrastructure at each location.  


Richard Parris, Chairman and Chief Executive of Intercede, commented:

'The TWIC programme is one of the most important security initiatives to have been undertaken in the US in recent years and we are proud to be playing a critical role.  The MyID product is proving to be a vital component in the effective functioning of robust security systems around the world. Its deployment in the TWIC programme is testament to its strength and scalability.' 



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.

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Richard Parris, Chairman & Chief Executive

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