Getting Smart IDs to First Responders

(Government Computer News) “A group of smart-card technology companies have formed a consortium” (Tiers of Trust; see the Website of the Week) “to put affordable smart identification cards into the hands of first responders at the state and local levels,” reports Government Computer News. “The companies will provide hardware, software and services free or at steep discounts to cut the cost of deploying interoperable cards by as much as 75 percent.… The program is open to first-responder organizations such as law enforcement, fire, hazmat, rescue and public health agencies in the United States and its territories, in addition to private-sector utilities, communications and transportation companies that operate critical infrastructure. Organizations should register for the program at by Dec. 31. Priority will be given to the first 500 organizations to register.” [View article]

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