GSA Names ADT an Approved HSPD-12 Integration Service Provider


ADT Security Services, a unit of Tyco Fire & Security, announces the General Services Administration (GSA) has named it a “Qualified HSPD-12 System Integration Service Provider.” The designation enables ADT to provide its end-to-end universal smart card solutions to federal agencies in compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12).

The presidential mandate outlines common identification card and identity systems standards for all federal employees and contractors. HSPD-12 directs the implementation of a new standardized identification and credentialing process, which is designed to enhance security, reduce identity fraud and help protect the personal privacy of those issued government identification. The Federal Information Processing Standards Publication-201 (FIPS 201) outlines the technology standards to meet the technical requirement of HSPD-12.

ADT Sure Pass Identity Access Management is designed to handle agency-wide process compliance from employee authentication and enrollment to card production/issuance and data management. Each smart card is built with layers of verified identification, including an employee’s name, photo, agency and title, physical and logical access clearance, and biometric markers such as fingerprints.

FIPS-201 is intended to assure that a background check has been successfully completed before a person can obtain a credential.

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