SAIC tightens ID controls for CMS services

Science Applications International Corp. will strengthen identity and authentication procedures for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under a five-year contract that could be worth as much as $78 million if all options are exercised.

The award calls for SAIC to provide CMS with Enterprise Remote Identity Proofing and Multi-Factor Authentication Credential Services, according to a Feb. 27 company announcement.

The contractor team will develop an efficient infrastructure for solving key challenges that arise in identity proofing and authentication requirements of the CMS programs, the announcement said.

The solution integrates the latest in identity proofing and credential provisioning, minimizing the risk of fraud while employing a secure cloud-services model and enabling access to CMS systems through multiple devices including secure mobile-access technologies.

SAIC, of McLean, Va., ranks No. 6 on Washington Technology’s 2011 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.