After 9/11, the U.S. Army took on a more focused need to improve security across all bases worldwide. PM-SETD (Product Manager Secure Electronic Transactions-Devices) began looking at identity solutions to make sure that Army personnel use newer identity technology and concepts for authentication. One area that was of focus was physical access control. For a test, they contracted with Maden Technologies which subcontracted the product design and implementation to BridgePoint Systems of California. Unidatum became a subcontractor on this project and helped with systems design on the electronics, mechanics, and network logistics of an advanced three factor authentication smart card reader. This system was one-of-a-kind and the first three factor system to utilize the Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC). The CAC is issued to all military personnel and is basically a smart card that holds minimal information but is issued by the DoD. Unidatum helped design, build, install, test, and implement the system in several facilities across the United States.


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