The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Lockheed Martin a proof-of-concept contract to implement its end-to-end identity framework solution at four of the agency’s sites. This follows on from research reported in The Engineer Online on 21 July 2006.
The contract is a first step in the agency’s compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12). This mandate requires all federal workers and contractors to use a standard biometric identification card for access to government buildings and resources.
Lockheed Martin will integrate its BioUnique Identity Management system with five of its BioUnique Enrolment stations distributed at four HHS operating divisions. Under the proof-of-concept contract, as many as one thousand HHS employees may enrol.
The BioUnique Identity Framework consists of two parts designed by the company, an enrolment system and an identity management system. Configurable in multiple formats, the enrolment system can scan and validate employment eligibility documents, capture FBI-compliant fingerprints, and automatically screen for print quality, keeping data encrypted and secure at every step of the process.