SOURCE: WidePoint Corporation

July 20, 2006 09:00 ET

WidePoint Subsidiary ORC is First Sole Company to Meet GSA End-To-End Requirements for HSPD-12

FAIRFAX, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 20, 2006 -- WidePoint Corporation's (OTCBB: WDPT) wholly owned subsidiary Operational Research Consultants, Inc. (ORC) announced today that the General Services Administration (GSA) has approved ORC to provide federal agencies complete end-to-end solutions for Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12). As federal agencies strive to meet a directive issued by the White House to implement these security systems, ORC is now the first and only company qualified for all three categories within the GSA Information Technology (IT) Schedule 70, Special Item Number (SIN) 132-6x series.

The GSA approval places ORC squarely in the forefront of helping agencies meet their mandated deadlines and reaffirms ORC's position as the leading provider of federal public key infrastructure (PKI) and shared services. The SIN 132-6x series designation for ORC provides an expedient contracting vehicle for authentication products and services for purposes of physical and logical access controls, electronic signature, performance of e-business transactions and delivery of government services.

In addition to providing authentication products and services under SINs 132-60 and 61, ORC has been evaluated and approved to provide: (1) Integration services for integration of more than one Personal Identity Verification (PIV) service and product, including interfaces between PIV components and with agency PIV systems; (2) Turn-key agency-owned integrated PIV solutions, comprised of more than one PIV service; and (3) contractor owned and managed service that provides integrated PIV solutions.

Steve Komar, CEO of Widepoint, commented, "We are very pleased to be the first and sole company to meet GSA's end-to-end requirements for HSPD-12. This award confirms ORC's reputation as an elite provider of a wide range of information assurance security solutions, from HSPD-12 planning and integration to managed credentialing services. ORC is partnered with an exceptional team that provides best-in-class solutions, including Tumbleweed, RSA Security, Siemens, XTec, nCipher and many others."

About WidePoint

WidePoint is an innovative technology-based provider of products and services to both the government sector and commercial markets. WidePoint presently specializes in providing systems engineering and information technology services as well as PKI E-Authentication and credentialing services. WidePoint's wholly owned subsidiary, Operational Research Consultants, Inc. (ORC) is at the forefront of implementing public key infrastructure, E-Authentication and credentialing services. The company's identity management and E-Authentication services have received three major U.S. federal government certifications. WidePoint's profile of customers encompasses U.S. federal government agencies such as the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S Treasury Department and the Department of Justice as well as major transnational corporations such as Boeing Aerospace, Northrop Grumman and several major pharmaceutical companies. For more information, visit ORC GSA IT Schedule FSS # GS-35F-0164J and associated SINs are available through

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