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February 23, 2009

Vangent wins $68m Mexican deal

To design, build, and operate biometric identification management system

By CBR Staff Writer

Information management and business process outsourcing provider Vangent has won a three-year $68m contract from Mexico’s social security agency Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) to design, build, and operate a full biometric identification (ID) management system.

The company will provide ID management services to over 20 million beneficiaries through 700 enrollment centers nationwide. It will manage the entire beneficiary enrollment procedure including the distribution of ID cards equipped with beneficiaries’ full biometric information.

The contract adds to Vangent’s growing list of customers in ID Management applications, which includes the US Department of Education, the US Department of Labor, and the Office of Personnel Management. Last October, the company won a 10-year $300m contract from the US Department of Education, Office of Federal Student Aid to provide software engineering services to support technology lifecycle management.

Mac Curtis, chief executive at Vangent, said: Vangent’s end-to-end ID management system will ensure swift and accurate provision of critically needed services while helping IMSS and the Mexican government reduce fraud, waste, and abuse. Vangent’s portfolio of ID management offerings combined with experience of building and operating the first and largest e-Authentication PIN web site and database in the US Federal government can be directed to help other federal agencies and organizations effectively manage identity, enhance security, and achieve program goals.

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