A Large, Globally-Respected U.S. Federal Agency Achieves HSPD-12 Compliance With VeriSign Managed PKI Services

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Executive Summary

One of the largest U.S. federal agencies is responsible for regular identity verification and authentication checks of its 90,000 employees and contractors under Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12) that was adopted in August 2004. HSPD-12 contains a stringent set of requirements concerning validation for all federal employees and contractors. These include use of an approved shared service provider Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and a card management system. The agency elected to deploy VeriSign Managed PKI Service for certificate issuance and lifecycle management in heterogeneous environments together with VeriSign Shared Service Provider (SSP) PKI Service, VeriSign External Certification Authority (ECA) Service, and the MyID PIV for VeriSign card management system. VeriSign SSP PKI Service helps federal agencies comply with HSPD-12 with low cost and low risk.

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