The Department of Homeland Security plans to release a solicitation in June for an identity management system intended to centralize physical and logical access to the department’s facilities, Homeland Security Today reports.
Mickey McCarter writes DHS wants a single vendor for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-delivery contract, where the awardee would perform task orders for up to 10 years.
McCarter reports DHS intends for the ID management system to help it comply with Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12, which requires personal identity verification cards for federal employees.
DHS is also seeking enrollment issuance workstations that encode and print the cards, as well as connect to the management system to help enroll employees in the program and issue cards, according to the report.
The identification and card management systems should support 245,000 DHS employees and contractors, McCarter reports.