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Multicard Implements Incident Command System for Emergency Responders in Colorado´s North Central All-Hazards Region


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Government Contracts

Subtitle: System provides federally compliant identity management,
accountability and reporting for incident management and reimbursement

Denver, Colorado, September 7, 2011 (euro adhoc) - Multicard, a leading supplier
of credential solutions, identity management and system integration services and
a business unit of Identive Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE: Frankfurt: INV),
announced today it is implementing an identity management and incident command
system for the North Central All-Hazards Region (NCR) of Colorado that will help
emergency management personnel coordinate and document their response to
incidents within the framework of federal standards. Based on the Colorado First
Responder Access Card (CoFRAC) credential, the solution allows the region to
validate the identity of and track personnel responding to an incident, manage
resources at the site, and produce incident report documentation needed for
state and federal reimbursement following an event.

As the largest of nine emergency preparedness and response regions in the state,
the NCR is responsible for over 50% of Colorado´s population and is comprised of
a wide variety and diverse type of jurisdictions including mountainous, urban
and rural communities that encompass ten counties, including Denver and Boulder.
The goal of the NCR CoFRAC program is to create a standard procedure for
responder identification and incident management throughout the region. A key
requirement for the program was that Multicard´s solution must comply with
federal Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-12, which standardizes
the validation process of responder credentials, and HSPD-5, which defines
processes for management of an incident.  For emergency management situations,
the use of an identity credential that is interoperable across local, state and
federal agencies ensures that first responders showing up at an incident such as
an earthquake, fire or flood can be quickly and accurately identified, assigned
to appropriate tasks and tracked as to their hours and activities. 

Under the identity management component of Multicard´s solution, a rugged,
handheld card reader is used to validate the CoFRAC and other government issued
credentials of federal, state, and local emergency response officials showing up
at an incident. Under HSPD-12, the credentials of first responders must be
verified under Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201. To accomplish
this, Multicard´s handheld device compares the information stored on the CoFRAC
and other FIPS 201-based cards against the Colorado Certificate Revocation List
(CRL), which confirms that the card certificates are still valid. Upon
validation, the first responder is asked to enter a pin number, and subsequently
a fingerprint for comparison with the stored template on the card. If all three
match, the responder is granted access to the secured incident site. 
HSPD-5 mandates a single, comprehensive system for the management of domestic
incidents using Incident Command Standards (ICS) and National Incident
Management Standards (NIMS). Multicard´s solution includes an incident
management software application that creates an organization structure as
credentials are scanned, which allows emergency response coordinators to track
people, resources, trucks and equipment at an incident site. Incident Commanders
also can use the application to view each first responder´s NIMS qualifications
to make better decisions regarding the deployment of resources on site. As an
incident progresses in complexity, Incident Commanders can consolidate data in
the incident command software and send it to a web-based application for remote
viewing at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Multicard´s solution also
provides agencies access to incident data for real-time or post-incident
analysis. In addition to providing critical information to improve future
emergency response, the incident command software aids in producing
documentation of resource usage for state and federal reimbursement.
Chain-of-custody documents for incident victims can also be accessed through the
reporting functions. 

Matt McDaniel, Vice President for Multicard states, "For the CoFRAC program,
Multicard´s incident command solution seamlessly blends credential management,
accountability and reporting into one system. The NCR is the first region to
deploy an integrated system of this scope and we will be supporting them as they
work with other regions to make the solution interoperable state-wide. Because
the Multicard solution is designed around common on-site incident command
applications and standard operating procedures, it can scale to virtually any
size."

Currently, there are six (6) pilot agencies assigned equipment within the NCR
under available federal grants. The agencies include: North Washington Fire
Department, Denver Sheriff, Boulder County (inclusive of all Police, Fire, EMS,
and Rescue agencies), Douglas County Sheriff, Glendale Police Department, and
Commerce City Police Department. These agencies are interoperable with agencies
throughout the state and nation that have adopted the HSPD-12 and -5 guidelines
for incident management.

For additional information on the NCR and CoFRAC projects please contact:
Alan Colon
North Central Region / Denver UASI Credentialing Project Manager
acolon@c3gov.com
+1 303-289-3630

About Multicard
Multicard, a business unit of Identive Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE; Frankfurt:
INV), is a worldwide supplier of card solutions for secure identification
programs, with in-house capabilities for credential issuance, personalization
and fulfillment for the consumer, government, education, healthcare, smart
community and corporate markets. Multicard offers a complete open payment
platform, ID systems management and engineering services as well as full
implementation and program management. Multicard also is a provider of
enrollment, emergency management and accreditation solutions using government or
corporate IDs. For additional information, visit www.multicard.com.
 
Identive Group, Inc. is a leading provider of products, services and solutions
for the security, identification and RFID industries. For more information,
please visit www.identive-group.com.
 
Note: All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


Further inquiry note:
Frau Annika Oelsner
Tel.: +49 89 9595-5220
E-Mail: aoelsner@identive-group.com

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