Press Release:

HP Helps Federal Government Agencies Improve Security and IT Operations

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2006

HP today announced new solutions and services to help government agencies increase security while becoming more agile.

Announced at FOSE 2006, the offerings focus on several federal priorities including: identity management; personal identification verification solutions in support of HSPD-12, a homeland security presidential directive; open source strategy and solutions; document management; and solutions for ports, borders and customs.

"HP is pleased to demonstrate our global government solutions for federal decision makers at FOSE," said Jim Ganthier, leader, worldwide Defense, Intelligence, and Public Security Solutions, Technology Solutions Group, HP. "HP enables governments to better serve the public by improving access, insight and integration of information, processes and people."

HP is working with ImageWare Systems, Inc. and Software Productivity Strategist, Inc. on a solution that incorporates biometrics for a personal identification verification card to allow both physical and IT access to enterprise resources.

The solution leverages the HP OpenView Identity Management software suite, including HP OpenView Select Access and Select Identity, to simplify the management of the lifecycle of the identity, access rights and compliance through a single enterprise view with remote management control from edge devices to the enterprise database. In addition, the solution's "Biometric Engine" can evolve to comply with the future needs of government biometric requirements.

The use and need for identity management solutions span all areas of the public sector including government, health and education, with applications ranging from passports, drivers' licenses, health and human services and university ID cards.

Federal Open Source Alliance

Intel, HP and Red Hat have formed a marketing initiative called the Federal Open Source Alliance. The alliance seeks to deliver tailored solutions to help federal government agencies mitigate risk while benefiting from the performance, flexibility and lower costs of Linux.

Federal Open Source Alliance solutions deliver the agility and economy of scale that federal government agencies want from an open source strategy, combined with the trustworthiness expected from an industry-standard platform delivered and supported by proven partners.

New HP scanners

In response to government compliance issues and a growing number of agencies relying on scanners to organize and manage documents, HP has introduced a new line of scanners to provide more document management options for organizations. The scanner line can help agencies accelerate workflows, reduce the cost of operations and control risk while managing critical documents.

For workgroup document scanning, the HP Scanjet 8390, 8350 and 7800 provide increased productivity with single-pass duplex automatic document feeders and industry-leading speeds at their respective prices.

Microsoft Across America Mobile Experience

HP is the official host of The Microsoft Across America Mobile Event Experience at FOSE 2006. Parked in booth 1800, the 42-foot, state-of-the-art truck is outfitted with the latest business technology from Microsoft, Cisco, HP and Intel. Local government representatives can obtain the information and hands-on experience they need to help make smart technology decisions and drive productivity, profitability and growth.

HP is located in booth 1600 at FOSE 2006, taking place March 7-9 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington. More information on HP's offerings for the public sector is available at

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