SOURCE: WidePoint Corporation

November 09, 2007 08:30 ET

WidePoint's ORC Subsidiary Joins Lockheed Martin-Led TWIC Team

ORC Will Provide Certificate Manufacturing and Management Services for TSA's Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Program

FAIRFAX, VA--(Marketwire - November 9, 2007) - Operational Research Consultants, Inc. (ORC), a wholly owned subsidiary of WidePoint Corporation (AMEX: WYY), today announced that it will support Lockheed Martin on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)'s Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program. To further secure the nation's transportation system, the TWIC program involves the rapid, nationwide deployment of biometric identification credentials to maritime workers.

The TWIC credential will enhance port security by requiring all workers with unescorted access to secure areas of vessels and maritime facilities to complete a security threat assessment successfully and carry a biometric credential.

"ORC is pleased that Lockheed Martin has selected ORC to support this very important initiative," said Daniel E. Turissini, CEO of ORC. "We're proud that our PIVotal ID© technology will serve such an integral task in securing our country's critical transportation infrastructure."

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 http://www.widepoint.com.

An investment profile about WidePoint may be found at http://www.hawkassociates.com/wyyprofile.aspx.

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

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