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Falls Church, VA; October 8, 2012 - Creative Information Technology, Inc. (CITI) today announced the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) has selected CITI and manageID®, a family of commercial-‐off-‐the-‐shelf (COTS) identity management, credentialing and access control software products, for the Theater Access Control and Threat Identification (TACTIC) Program.
TACTIC will leverage manageID and complementary professional services to ensure that key in-‐theater mission-‐critical requirements are met. These include theatre-‐standardized enrollment systems and processes, theatre-‐standardized member badges, a common badge management database, and improved access control capabilities. The common NATO-‐issued badge will reduce the number of different badges currently in use and establish a clear status for a member throughout theatre. The more secure badge and an electronic badge verification capability will reduce the risk of individuals gaining unauthorized access to NATO installations and secure areas.
“Given the unique military environment in which these badges will be utilized, the security and reliability of the solution is paramount,” comments Dr. Sunil Kolhekar, President and CEO of CITI. “I am very pleased that NCIA found manageID the most cost-‐effective turn-‐key commercial software solution that can best meet the mission-‐critical needs of their forward-‐deployed NATO operations. The application of a common COTS framework, a pre-‐integrated product suite and straight-‐forward software configurations further validate how manageID fills a key identity solution gap currently found across multiple markets.”
manageID Framework and optional suite of software applications delivers enterprise performance via configurable, scalable and extensible services-‐oriented solutions. manageID provides identity, credential and permission lifecycle management for private and public sector markets such as immigration and travel, voter registration, national ID / driver licensing, border management, law enforcement, badging and loyalty programs. Access control modules include support for both attended and unattended operations including guard desks and eGates. Patent-‐pending technologies, including Dynamic User Interface™ and Identity Program Templates™, deliver dynamic configuration capability and rapid incorporation of customer business processes and rules.
The NCI Agency is a key pillar of NATO Secretary General's Smart Defence and Connected Forces initiative. To strengthen the Alliance through connecting its forces, NCIA delivers secure, coherent, cost effective and interoperable communications and information systems and services in support of consultation, command & control and enabling intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities, for NATO, where and when required. It includes IT support to the Alliances’ business processes (to include provision of IT shared services) to the NATO HQ, the Command Structure and NATO Agencies.
Creative Information Technology, Inc., or CITI, was founded in 1996 and is comprised of more than 300 employees and consultants. CITI provides a wide range of professional services, software and solutions and is SEI CMMI-‐Level 3, PMP, ISO 20000 & ITIL certified. CITI’s customers include commercial customers, international government agencies and multiple US federal government agencies including the US Department of Homeland Security and US Department of State. CITI has the distinction of designing, delivering, operating and supporting one of the largest, most sophisticated identity management and credentialing systems in the world. For more information go to www.manageid-‐ us.com.
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