GSA Awards IdentityForce BPAs for Identity Monitoring, Data Breach Response and Protection Services
September 24th, 2015
After undergoing a thorough vetting process, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded IdentityForce a Tier 1 and Tier 2, five year government-wide Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA) for Identity Monitoring, and Data Breach Response & Protection services. Tier 1 BPAs include contractors who have expertise with responding to data breaches that impact populations of a significant size. Tier 2 BPAs include contractors who have experience with providing routine data breach responses.
The GSA announced it has a plan to notify the 21.5 million affected by the OPM data breach by the end of this month. Under the BPAs, federal agencies have access to well-qualified contractors that provide a variety of identity protection services. The comprehensive package of services chosen by the GSA gives, federal agencies access to a variety of identity protection services including: consumer credit reports, address verification reports, and credit risk assessments, as well as identity restoration services involving suspected or actual breaches of sensitive personally identifiable information.
The BPAs have an estimated value of over $500 million and will be available to agencies for the next five years. Identity protection services will also be available to the dependents of affected breach victims.
“IdentityForce has had a long standing relationship with the GSA since 1995,” said Judith Leary, President of IdentityForce. “In 2006, after the Veterans’ Administration data breach, we were awarded a five-year BPA for credit monitoring services. We are proud to continue to support many federal government agencies and their employees with the comprehensive identity theft and credit monitoring services they have come to expect from IdentityForce.”
Being awarded tier 1 status is proof of IdentityForce’s commitment to provide best-in-class identity protection services and customer support.
For nearly 40 years, IdentityForce, Inc. has provided best-in-class, highly scalable, award-winning identity theft, privacy and credit protection solutions to consumers, businesses, and government agencies. A pioneer of identity protection, IdentityForce’s innovation and customer-centric approach has made the company a trusted partner for both organizations and individuals. IdentityForce also provides custom-tailored programs to organizations enabling them to build closer relationships and additional revenue streams. In 2015, the U.S. government awarded IdentityForce elite Tier One status as an approved provider of identity protection services for data breaches affecting over 21.5 million people. IdentityForce is the only identity protection provider awarded the Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal. Follow IdentityForce on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook, engage with us on LinkedIn, and join us on Google+. Learn more at www.identityforce.com.