The Department of Homeland Security is planning to release a solicitation for identity management system intended to centralize physical and logical access to the department’s facilities.
The department wants a single vendor for the 10-year contract, according to Homeland Security Today.
DHS is also seeking enrollment workstations that print the cards, as well as connect to the management system to help enroll employees in the program.
The identification and card management systems should support 245,000 DHS employees and contractors.
In other technology news, Cisco will build a cloud computing infrastructure for biomedical research at a Canadian University.
McMaster University will receive a total of $2.1 million for a health biosystems professorship over eight years and to fund a bioinformatics research chair program.
“Living in an increasingly connected world brings certain challenges to researchers in terms of managing vast amounts of data and making it easily accessible to the right people for maximum benefit,” said Nitin Kawale, Cisco Canada president.
Both programs intend for researchers to integrate large amounts of data from clinical trials and patient feedback.
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