Feds combine smart card buys

Thursday, 13 May 2004, 2:23 PM EST

Five federal agencies have agreed to pool their smart card needs into a large contract buy of up to 40 million cards during the next three years.

The agencies ó the Defense Department, Homeland Security Department, Interior Department, NASA, and Department of Veterans Affairs ó will initiate the procurement, but other federal agencies could buy cards under the contract, said Bob Donelson, a senior property management specialist in Interior's Bureau of Land Management. He spoke today in Washington, D.C., at a Federal Public Key Infrastructure Deployment Workshop.

By Florence Olsen at FCW.

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