HP Enterprise Services will serve as a subcontractor to provide cloud services to the U.S. Postal Service’s new authentication infrastructure, according to an Oct. 2 company announcement.
As a subcontractor to SecureKey Technologies, Inc., HP Enterprise Services will deliver a virtual private cloud to host SecureKey’s briidge.net Exchange application for the adoption of the Federal Cloud Credential Exchange, which enables online access to multiple federal agencies.
The solution, HP Enterprise Cloud Services – Virtual Private Cloud, is authorized by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. The program aims to implement a governmentwide standardized approach to cloud services and security.
As part of the Obama administration’s National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, agencies have been mandated to establish FCCX to enable the acceptance of third-party credentials to facilitate access to online federal services.
“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.”