MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WidePoint Corporation (NYSE Amex: WYY), a specialist in wireless mobility management and cybersecurity solutions, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Operational Research Consultants (ORC), has entered into a subcontract agreement with Eyak Technology, LLC (EyakTek) to implement federated information and identity assurance services as part of EyakTek's cloud computing solution.
The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) requires federal agencies to ensure safe and secure cloud solutions, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) estimates that $20 billion of the $80 billion budget for information technology is a potential target for migration to cloud computing solutions.
ORC's proprietary, hosted solution allows organizations to leverage strong federated identity credentials such as the Department of Defense (DoD) Common Access Card (CAC), Personal Identification Verification (PIV), PIV-Interoperable, Transportation Workers Identity Credential (TWIC) and others by implementing a simple Common Information Assurance (IA) Enabling Infrastructure (CIEI). ORC's managed services expand the overall usability of these credentials across enterprise boundaries. Combined with EyakTek's cloud solutions, government agencies can meet both the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Cloud and OMB 11-11 mandates under one initiative.
EyakTek focuses on Cloud Computing as a core capability, including the associated technologies of virtualization and managed cloud services. From virtualizing resources in an existing data center to providing a utility-based computing platform that delivers IT as a complete and managed service, EyakTek's cloud-based offering facilitates a seamless transition to a scalable, customized cloud platform structured to fit any environment.
"Our federal customers are currently striving to meet OMB mandates to move applications into the cloud environment, and they have one common concern-- effective information and identity assurance within a cloud-based environment," said Quang Le, President and CFO of EyakTek. "We have engaged ORC's strong multi-factor authentication services to address the federal government's security concerns of confidentiality, integrity, and availability, and by leveraging ORC's extensive experience and existing managed services, we can now offer our customers the most comprehensive security solution for their cloud environment."
"Cheaper processors, faster networks, and the rise of mobile devices are driving innovation faster than ever before," stated Daniel Turissini, CTO of WidePoint Corporation. "While cloud computing is a manifestation and core enabler of this transformation, the key to its success is robust information and identity assurance. Our leading edge solutions, technologies, and subject matter expertise in this area offers EyakTek the ability to provide a superior and competitively differentiated cloud-based solution. We are extremely pleased to be EyakTek's partner in addressing this new and rapidly-developing transformational opportunity."
About Eyak Technology, LLC:
Eyak Technology, LLC ("EyakTek") provides award-winning solutions in communications, information technology, healthcare, and critical infrastructure services. As a recognized leader in the industry, EyakTek has consistently been ranked as one of the top 100 federal contractors. An Alaska-native owned small business, EyakTek also provides socio-economic benefits for their community of native shareholders. More information is available at www.eyaktek.com.
ORC is an elite provider of information assurance and authentication services for business-to-government, government-to-government, and citizen-to-government. ORCs solutions are interoperable with legacy systems and integrate seamlessly with all leading software applications on the market today. The staying power of our offerings is derived from production experience and certification as an authorized certificate authority for the Department of Defense External Certificate Authority (ECA), GSA Access Certificates for Electronic Services (ACES), Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC), Federated Identity Cross Credentialing (FiXs) and the GSA Shared Service Provider (SSP) Program. We provide the Trust Behind Your Digital Identity. For more information, visit http://www.orc.com.
WidePoint is a specialist in providing wireless mobility management and cybersecurity solutions utilizing its advanced information technology products and services. WidePoint has several wholly owned subsidiaries holding major government and commercial contracts including, Operational Research Consultants, Inc., iSYS, LLC, Protexx Technology Corporation, Advanced Response Concepts Corporation and WidePoint IL. WidePoint enables organizations to deploy fully compliant IT services in accordance with government-mandated regulations and advanced system requirements. For more information, visit http://www.widepoint.com.
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