Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Eid Passport Receives New U.S. Navy Authority to Operate

Hillsboro December 3, 2014 - Eid Passport, Inc., a national leader in high-assurance identity management solutions, has received a new “authority to operate” (ATO) Mission Assurance Category (MAC) III certification of its RAPIDGate® system for operation on U.S. Navy installations. Contractors responsible for handling sensitive data must adhere to the Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP), a stringent Department of Defense (DoD) information assurance standard, to reduce overall risk for physical and logical security vulnerabilities. An ATO is a formal accreditation granting a system approval to operate at a particular security level using a prescribed set of cybersecurity safeguards.
“We value the trust placed in our company from one of our longtime customers and we look forward to continuing to meet the developing high-assurance, identity management needs of the U.S. Navy.”
“This new approval highlights our company’s commitment and expertise in delivering world-class identity management programs and allows Eid Passport to continue to serve the U.S. Navy in providing increased security and streamlined access for authorized personnel,” said Steve Larson, chairman and CEO of Eid Passport. “We value the trust placed in our company from one of our longtime customers and we look forward to continuing to meet the developing high-assurance, identity management needs of the U.S. Navy.”
The RAPIDGate program serves more than 150 government installations, making Eid Passport the largest commercial provider of vendor credentials for DoD. In meeting the identity management needs of the DoD, Eid Passport has earned a number of notable accreditations and certifications. They include the Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP), approval on the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) qualified technology list, federal government assurance standards for Personal Identity Verification-Interoperable (PIV-I) technology, cross certification with the Federal Bridge Certification Authority (FBCA), and Certification by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act.

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