Daon Provides Core Biometric Technology on Key TSA Initiative
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 17, 2004-- Daon, as Part of the BearingPoint Team, Has Been Selected to Provide Their Core Biometric Identity Management Software to Phase III of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Program Daon, a leading provider of biometric identity management software, announced today that it will supply some of the core biographic and biometric software to BearingPoint, Inc. for use in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Transportation Security Administration (TSA)'s Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program. BearingPoint, Inc., one of the world's largest business consulting and systems integration firms, was awarded a $12 million contract from the TSA to develop and evaluate a prototype of the TWIC system in August 2004.
The purpose of the TWIC program is to improve the security of identity management by establishing a system-wide common credential, universally acceptable across all transportation modes, for all personnel whose duties require unescorted physical and/or logical access to secure areas of the transportation system. The program's four overarching goals include improving security, enhancing commerce, protecting personal privacy, and assisting to mitigate security threats.
Daon bring extensive biometric research and subject matter expertise as well as proven software products that are highly secure, flexible and interoperable, enabling the rapid deployment of mission critical systems like TWIC. Daon will provide some of the core biometric and biographic software and solution development expertise to the BearingPoint team.
"Following an in-depth assessment of the rigorous demands of the TWIC program, BearingPoint selected Daon because we were uniquely qualified to provide the core biometric infrastructure to support this critical program," says Tom Grissen, CEO, Daon. "We are proud to have contributed to this effort and to have assisted BearingPoint in winning this contract."
"We chose Daon to provide some of the core biographic and biometric software solution on the strength of both the technology and experience they bring to the team," said Michael Palmer, Managing Director with BearingPoint's Federal Services Practice.
TWIC Prototype operations will be conducted in three regions of the country: greater Philadelphia, Pa. and vicinity; Los Angeles, Calif. and vicinity; and the 14 major port facilities in the state of Florida.
About BearingPoint, Inc.
BearingPoint, Inc. (NYSE:BE) is one of the world's largest business consulting, systems integration and managed services firms serving Global 2000 companies, medium-sized businesses, government agencies and other organizations. We provide business and technology strategy, systems design, architecture, applications implementation, network infrastructure, systems integration and managed services. Our service offerings are designed to help our clients generate revenue, reduce costs and access the information necessary to operate their business on a timely basis. Based in McLean, Va., BearingPoint has been named by Fortune as one of America's Most Admired Companies in the computer and data services sector. For more information, visit the website at www.BearingPoint.com.
Daon delivers a population-centric identity management(R) platform focused on meeting the requirements of governments and commercial organizations worldwide. Daon supports customers and system integrators in building enterprise solutions requiring the highest level of security, performance, scalability, reliability and privacy. Daon's multi-modal biometric authentication platform, DaonEngine, integrates seamlessly with IT platforms and applications, manages the identity life cycle of large populations and delivers a clear return-on-investment. Daon's offices are located in Washington DC, London and Dublin. For further information please visit www.daon.com.
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