Feeds

Steria wins passport processing deal

Hops on the ID conveyor belt

High performance access to file storage

Steria is to take on a number of business processing services for the Identity and Passport Service (IPS).

It has won a contract with CSC to provide business process outsourcing services for passport applications, including the data verification and validation processes.

Steria said this will complement the technology platform to be introduced by CSC.

It will be responsible for receiving and opening passport applications, making validation checks, ensuring fees are correct and that the appropriate parts of the forms are filled, before passing them to the IPS. A spokesperson for Steria said all the work will be done in the UK.

Its services may also be used for the provisioning of identity cards, although doubts remain over whether this part of the scheme will go through. There have been indications that the card production contract may not be awarded until after the next general election; the Conservative Party has said if it wins it will abandon the plans for the identity card.

Jim Vincent, head of Steria's central government practice, said: "Our extensive work with public service bodies such as the NHS puts us in a great position to share Steria expertise with other branches of central government. The IPS provides a valuable service to British citizens, so we are very pleased to work with CSC on this project."

Phillipe Martin, a senior analyst with Kable, commented: "CSC has a £285m deal and the BPO element must be a big part of it. Steria will handle the staff-heavy parts of the scheme such as enrolment and checking."

This article was originally published at Kable.

Kable's GC weekly is a free email newsletter covering the latest news and analysis of public sector technology. To register click here.

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Android engineer: We DIDN'T copy Apple OR follow Samsung's orders
Veep testifies for Samsung during Apple patent trial
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?
And just when Brit banking org needs £400m to stay afloat
One year on: diplomatic fail as Chinese APT gangs get back to work
Mandiant says past 12 months shows Beijing won't call off its hackers
EFF: Feds plan to put 52 MILLION FACES into recognition database
System would identify faces as part of biometrics collection
Big Content goes after Kim Dotcom
Six studios sling sueballs at dead download destination
Ex-Tony Blair adviser is new top boss at UK spy-hive GCHQ
Robert Hannigan to replace Sir Iain Lobban in the autumn
Alphadex fires back at British Gas with overcharging allegation
Brit colo outfit says it paid for 347KVA, has been charged for 1940KVA
Jack the RIPA: Blighty cops ignore law, retain innocents' comms data
Prime minister: Nothing to see here, go about your business
Don't let no-hire pact suit witnesses call Steve Jobs a bullyboy, plead Apple and Google
'Irrelevant' character evidence should be excluded – lawyers
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
HP ArcSight ESM solution helps Finansbank
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.