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 the Defense Department, Homeland Security Department, Interior Department, NASA, and Department of Veterans Affairs 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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