HP Enterprise Services has been selected by SecureKey Technologies, Inc. as a subcontractor to provide enterprise cloud services to host the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) new authentication infrastructure.
“Agencies are faced with delivering the next level of customer service as citizens are increasingly looking to the federal government to provide services online,” said Marilyn Crouther, senior vice president and general manager, U.S. Public Sector, HP Enterprise Services. “HP is committed to supporting federal cloud computing initiatives like USPS’ innovative implementation of FCCX by delivering enterprise solutions that are built with security and flexibility in mind.”
The U.S. government’s Federal Cloud Credential Exchange (FCCX), which enables online access to multiple federal agencies, will offer individuals and organizations secure access to federal websites and online services through existing, approved digital identification credentials.
Under the contract, HP will deliver HP Enterprise Cloud Services – Virtual Private Cloud for U.S. Public Sector, a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorized service, to host SecureKey’s briidge.net Exchange application for the implementation of FCCX. Part of the HP Converged Cloud portfolio, HP Enterprise Cloud Services deliver the benefits of a cloud-based approach without sacrificing the security required for mission-critical workloads.
“Security and privacy are absolutely critical for the delivery and accessibility of online citizen services by means of FICAM credentials,” said Scott Lowry, general manager, U.S. Public Sector and Health Care, SecureKey. “The FCCX offers a superb example of how public-private partnerships can work effectively to help agencies achieve ambitious objectives securely. We are delighted to be working with HP to host the briidge.net Exchange Platform.”
The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) and the Federal Identity, Credential and Access Management (FICAM) initiative call on all agencies to establish FCCX in an effort to broaden government acceptance of approved third-party credentials of varying strengths and types.