SOURCE: WidePoint Corporation

November 27, 2007 09:08 ET

Operational Research Consultants, Inc. (ORC) Signs Contract With Department of Commerce

ORC Will Provide Virtual Private Network (VPN) End-to-End Two Factor Authentication With RSA SecurID

FAIRFAX, VA--(Marketwire - November 27, 2007) - Operational Research Consultants, Inc. (ORC), a wholly owned subsidiary of WidePoint Corporation (AMEX: WYY), announced today that it has signed a contract with the Department of Commerce (DoC) to provide two-factor authentication tokens and Virtual Private Network (VPN) implementation support.

The Contract will have a term of five years and an initial value of approximately $2 million. Under this contract, ORC will prepare and provide architectural changes, documentation, and best practices along with RSA secure identification tokens in order to secure DoC VPNs in accordance with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directives. This will allow Department of Commerce and its sub agencies to meet the growing demand for security against the constant threat of intrusion.

ORC's PIVotal ID solution will include RSA Authentication Manager® software as the management component of the RSA SecurID® solution.

ORC's PIVotal ID solution will verify authentication requests and centrally administer user authentication policies for access to enterprise networks.

No other system presently available compares to ORC's PIVotal ID solution utilizing RSA SecurID authenticators and RSA Authentication Agent® software, which provides better two-factor user authentication to protect access to more VPNs, wireless networks, web applications, business applications and operating environments, including the Microsoft Windows® operating system.

ORC's CEO and President, Daniel E. Turissini, said, "The combination of ORC's technical team and RSA's hardware and software solution creates effective policies and network architecture to deploy highly secure VPNs to meet and exceed OMB's requirements. ORC looks forward to supporting the DoC in its efforts to meet its federal mandates and is proud to be a part of the federal government's security efforts."

For more information on ORC, visit or call Ms. Denise Finnance at (703) 246-8530. For ORC public relations contact Ms. Jan Goebel at (703) 938-1242.

About WidePoint

WidePoint is a technology-based provider of products and services to the government sector and commercial markets. WidePoint specializes in providing systems engineering, integration and information technology services. WidePoint's wholly owned subsidiary, Operational Research Consultants, Inc. (ORC), is at the forefront of implementing government-compliant eAuthentication identity management managed services and associated systems engineering/integration. ORC has earned four major U.S. federal government certifications offering the highest levels of assurance for transactions over the Internet.

WidePoint's profile of customers encompasses U.S. Federal Government agencies, including the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice as well as major U.S. defense contractors and several major pharmaceutical companies. For more information, visit

An investment profile about WidePoint may be found at

For investor relations information regarding WidePoint, contact Frank Hawkins or Cale Smith, Hawk Associates, at (305) 451-1888, e-mail:

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Contact Information

  • Investor Relations Contact:
    Hawk Associates, Inc.
    Frank Hawkins and Cale Smith
    Phone: (305) 451-1888
    E-mail: Email Contact

    ORC Public Relations Contact:
    Ms. Jan Goebel
    Phone: (703) 938-1242
    E-mail: Email Contact

    WidePoint Corporation
    One Lincoln Centre
    Suite 1100
    Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
    (630) 629-0003 Phone

    Operational Research Consultants
    11250 Waples Mill Road
    South Tower, Suite 210
    Fairfax, VA 22030
    (703) 273-0578 Phone