WidePoint CTO to Speak at RSA Conference 2007 about HSPD-12

Jan. 25, 2007
IT assurance and identity management company to offer insight on compliance, lessons learned

FAIRFAX, VA -- January 25, 2007 -- WidePoint Corporation, a leading provider of information technology assurance and identity management services, announced today that its Chief Technology Officer Dan Turissini will speak at the RSA Conference 2007, which will be held Monday, Feb. 5 through Friday, Feb. 9 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Turissini will present at 10:05 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 9.

Turissini, also president and CEO of WidePoint's subsidiary Operational Research Consultants (ORC), will give a presentation with Kirk Brafford, Vice President of the Security Solutions Division, MAXIMUS, Inc. (a strategic partner of ORC) on federal agency compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12).

The presentation will provide an overview of the directive, discuss industry and government response and talk about lessons learned while implementing compliant end-to-end solutions that are powered by the RSA Card Manager and RSA Certificate Manager. The presentation will also address how state and local first responders and the commercial sector can leverage the investment made by the federal government and industry in this authentication architecture. This will satisfy the privacy and security of transactions with the federal government as well as meet local information assurance requirements.

An innovator in systems engineering for over 15 years, Turissini has focused ORC in the field of information assurance. Under his leadership ORC is certified as the first External Certificate Authority (ECA) for the Department of Defense (DoD), initiated by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to provide trusted third-party authentication capability for businesses, associations and individuals who wish to conduct electronic business and services with the DoD. ORC is also certified by the General Services Administration to provide Access Certificates for Electronic Services (ACES), Federal PKI Common Policy Framework and e-Authentication trusted credentials. Under these programs, ORC offers over 50,000 subscribers (federal, state and local government employees, related industry and trading partner employees, and U.S. citizens) a single federally trusted credential to access multiple secured government and business services.