SOURCE: WidePoint Corporation

November 14, 2006 10:00 ET

WidePoint Partnered With XTec to Provide HSPD-12 Credentials to the National Science Foundation

FAIRFAX, VA and RESTON, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 14, 2006 -- WidePoint Corporation (AMEX: WYY) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Operational Research Consultants, Inc. (ORC) and XTec, Inc.'s combined HSPD-12 solution has been selected to support Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HPSD-12) compliance for the National Science Foundation (NSF).

ORC's Shared Services Provider (SSP) digital certificates are combined with XTec's end-to-end PIV issuance and lifecycle management services. XTec, which was the prime contractor for this award, was able to capitalize on the standard of excellence that it set at the Department of State in achieving an HSPD-12 "End-to-End" compliant program. Using its own technologies, XTec is able to deliver a compliant solution to both large and small agencies. Its modular approach to HSPD-12 compliance helps shorten the enrollment time. This is the second HSPD-12 contract award for this partnership. The XTec and ORC partnership was also awarded a contract by the Department of Labor (DoL) in late August.

XTec Vice President of Government Initiatives Kevin Kozlowski said, "The solution we have integrated and demonstrated for NSF is able to be deployed in a short period of time allowing agencies to be compliant with the HSPD-12. Because of the innovative XTec approach to the HSPD-12 requirements and the fully compliant ORC SSP PKI, we are able to customize the solution to any federal agency."

The combined solution complies with Federal Information Processing Standard 201-1 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Federal PKI Common Policy Framework.

ORC's CEO Daniel Turissini said, "This successful partnership between XTec and ORC is evidence of the large contributions small businesses can make to securing our country's critical resources. The innovation and agility of our two companies has allowed us to quickly integrate our two solutions and demonstrate a compliant and deployable HSPD-12 solution ahead of larger competition. Because both XTec and ORC are focused on government compliant systems integration our customers receive the benefit of 'full corporate commitment' from subject matter experts who have built these systems and business, from the ground up."

About XTec

XTec is a leader in secure, interoperable authentication and verification systems. XTec develops, produces and licenses enterprise-level security solutions for credentialing, access control, information systems and electronic commerce for a wide range of government and commercial uses. XTec's focus is on providing a secure foundation from which customers can build secure enterprise web-based applications and cryptographic systems. XTec has a long-standing relationship with the Department of Homeland Security (formerly the United States Secret Service) for document security using XTec equipment to assist in the forensic tracing of counterfeit cards. XTec is a recognized leader in both government and commercial circles for its expertise and products for credentialing, identity, secure payment and access control. For more information, visit

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, 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

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