GSA awards smart-card contracts

GSA awards smart-card contracts

MAY 22—The General Services Administration on Friday awarded five contracts for governmentwide smart cards.

GSA officials estimated the joint value of the 10-year indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts at $1.5 billion. The winning vendors are Electronic Data Systems Corp., Litton PRC Inc., Logicon Inc. of Herndon, Va., KPMG Peat Marwick of New York and 3-G International Inc. of Springfield, Va.

Through the Smart Access Common ID Card Program, GSA wants to create a vehicle that agencies can use to obtain interoperable, multiple-application smart cards. The agency has suggested that government employees could use such cards for host of applications, including identification, system user authentication, physical access control and small purchases.

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