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SBCNís Central Identity Management System (CIMS) Recognized with eC3 Award of Excellence


Reston, VA - The Central Identity Management System (CIMS) developed by the Security Biometric Clearing Network (SBCN) and used in the US Registered Traveler (RT) Program has been selected by the National Electronic Commerce Coordinating Council (eC3) as the 2008 Excellence Award winner for innovation in protecting the privacy and integrity of citizen information. The RT program is one of the most successful voluntary biometric programs in the world.

Managed and operated by the SBCN, CIMS is the first system of its type in the world: a multi-biometric, standards-based, interoperable identity management system supporting local airport solutions, while enabling use nationwide. Along with the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), over 70 of the nationís airports and 30 technology companies endorsed and approved CIMS.

The CIMS is responsible for several key functions in the RT architecture, including processing of all enrollment records, interfacing with the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) for background checks and participant vetting, establishment of chain of trust throughout the system from vetted enrollments through issued credentials, and managing the alert process with service providers regarding revoked credentials.

The CIMS was developed to process millions of enrollments utilizing DaonEngine, a highly flexible, secure and scalable identity software platform which serves as the backbone for identity assurance programs around the globe. Working with Daon, a leader in biometrics software, the SBCN successfully deployed an operational CIMS only 69 days following final approval of the Registered Traveler Interoperability Consortium (RTIC) specification by the TSA. This included the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) security approvals for CIMS facility and systems.

According to Jason Goodloe, Chief Security Officer for Daon, ďOur efforts with all the stakeholders including government, our enrollment provider partners and end customers were to develop an exhaustive privacy and data security program. The prestigious eC3 Award of Excellence is a tribute to all of these stakeholders who participated in developing a more robust system than any one company could have achieved on their own.Ē

The eC3 award will be presented in December at eC3ís 13th Annual Conference in Seattle. For more information, visit .

About SBCN

The SBCN provides hosted, network based services for biometric identity management, including enrollment, background checking, secure biometric and biographic information storage and card issuance/lifecycle management. This modular set of services allows entities to select the pieces of the value chain that are needed, and uses an existing infrastructure to help mitigate risk and control costs. The SBCN services are built on the Daon platform to provide security, scalability and future proofing. We have become a leading trusted third party providing secure, flexible and reliable services for ensuring the protection and verification of identities in the public and private sectors. Bringing together government and public record vetting services, ensuring regulatory compliance or establishing trust for employees, SBCN has been successful in leveraging its experience with government, industry and end user communities to build an interoperable platform that can be tailored to meet specific program or service needs.

About Daon

Daon is a leading provider of identity assurance software products focused on meeting the needs of governments and commercial organizations worldwide. Daon supports customers and system integrators in building enterprise solutions requiring the highest level of security, performance, scalability, reliability and privacy. Daonís multi-modal authentication infrastructure, DaonEngine, integrates seamlessly with IT platforms and applications and manages the identity life-cycle of small and large populations. Privately held, Daonís offices are located in Washington DC, Sydney, London, Singapore and Dublin.

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