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MAXIMUS Awarded $93.6 Million Smart Card Project by GSA for NASA

Monday 9 February 2004 00:07 CET | News

The U. S. General Services Administrations Federal Technology Service on behalf of its customer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), has awarded MAXIMUS a $93.6 million order to develop a "One NASA" smart card system to be used by all NASA employees and contractors across the United States.
Approximately 90,000 personnel at 15 major NASA facilities are expected to receive "One NASA" identification cards over the next two years. The enterprise smart card system will support both contact and contactless transactions, and allow NASA employees and contractors to conduct business using a single card for both physical and logical access, including PKI-enabled applications. MAXIMUS will lead the effort to develop a Centralized Card Management System that will administer and issue NASA credentials, interface with various certificate authorities and physical access systems, and manage access to networks. In addition, MAXIMUS will provide access control readers and visitor badging systems for selected NASA facilities. The "One NASA" smart card will be deployed in compliance with the Government Smart Card Interoperability Specification (GSC-IS), allowing NASA smart cards to be fully interoperable with other Federally issued smart credentials. The system will be piloted at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama before being rolled out to the remaining NASA facilities. MAXIMUS primary team member for this project is EDS. Other key team members include: ActivCard, a provider of secure smart card software, Risk Management Associates, a security consulting firm, and ISR Solutions, experts in physical access control.

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