Corporation, leader of secure, embedded micro and e-business databases and development solutions for Internet Appliances and intelligent devices, announced Wednesday that it has been awarded a Smart Card contract under the guidance of the Department of the Navy’s Chief Information Officer Smart Card Office (DON CIO SCO). The contract calls for Centura Software to assist the Department of the Navy with its Smart Card Initiative. The use of Smart Card technology is viewed as critical to the success of this effort and provides secure access to existing applications combined with the ability to extend this access to the Internet and information appliances.
The DON CIO SCO is leading an effort that addresses the Department of the Navy’s strategic goal to reduce administrative overhead while increasing the Department’s overall readiness. Tony Cieri, director, Department of The Navy states, “Smart Card Technology is not only about Smart Cards, it’s about the revolution in business affairs and the processes that effect the changes taking place in the virtual realm of E-commerce and e-services. The Department of the Navy has long been on the cutting edge of this technology and is the lead service for the Department of Defense. The positive results of this technology will only serve to further enhance the overall readiness of the Department.”
“We believe that with our background in secure databases, Internet solutions, and our experience in server-centric computing — secure access via smart cards, will help the Navy ensure that their strategic goals can enable the Navy to achieve its stated objectives.” States Scott Broomfield, chairman and chief executive officer of Centura Software. “We are pleased to be supporting the DON CIO SCO as they deploy smart card technology to the Department of the Navy.”
About the DON CIO SCO:
The mission of the DON CIO SCO:
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 SEC. 346.
USE OF SMART CARD TECHNOLOGY IN THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE. Not later than October 1, 1999, the Secretary of Defense shall designate the Department of the Navy to be the lead agency for the development and implementation of a Smart Card program for the Department of Defense effective as of the date of the designation.
Not later than November 30, 1999, the Secretary of the Navy shall establish a business plan to implement the use of Smart Cards in one major Naval region of the continental United States that is in the area of operations of the United States Atlantic Command and one major Naval region of the continental United States that is in the area of operations of the United States Pacific Command. The regions selected shall include a major Fleet concentration area. The implementation of the use of Smart Cards in each region shall cover the Navy and Marine Corps bases and all non-deployed units in the region. The Secretary of the Navy shall submit the business plan to the congressional defense committees.
About Centura Software:
Headquartered in Redwood Shores, CA, Centura is a leading provider of secure embedded database, connectivity and development solutions for the Internet Appliance and intelligent devices marketplace. Centura’s product offerings address the growing demand for complete and secure integration capabilities, which enable successful mobile computing. Developers and IT decision makers worldwide have relied on Centura’s rich and innovative technology offerings and its world-class professional services since 1984. The company integrates their solutions in various business systems worldwide including the healthcare, manufacturing, telecommunications and financial industries. Centura has 19 offices worldwide, including locations in North America, Latin America, Asia/Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. For more information about Centura, visit [http://www.centurasoft.com].