ActivIdentity Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTI), the global leader in digital identification for government and enterprise, today announced the appointment of Robert Brandewie as senior vice president of the company's new Public Sector Solutions group.
Brandewie will be responsible for driving and extending ActivIdentity's comprehensive set of identity security solutions for the global government market.
"Brandewie's proven leadership and hands-on experience with some of the most significant security deployments today makes him the ideal person to head our new global Public Sector Solutions group and a valued resource for our customers," said Jason Hart, chief executive officer for ActivIdentity. "Robbie's exceptional industry insight and record of accomplishment will provide our customers both access to ActivIdentity's government-focused solutions and the expertise of one of the world's foremost government systems security authorities."
As the head of ActivIdentity's new business group, Brandewie will drive the company's relationships with government customers to address the challenges of planning and implementing their large-scale, multi-function smart card programs.
ActivIdentity's identity assurance solutions today power the employee smart card programs of many leading commercial enterprises and government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Defense whose Common Access Card program is one of the world's largest multi-function smart card deployments.
"As the market for digital identification around the world continues to grow, Actividentity leads the way in successful government and enterprise implementations. The Company's expertise in deploying open, secure identity solutions that embrace standards and systems flexibility is a basic requirement for the public sector," said Robert Brandewie, senior vice president of ActivIdentity's Public Sector Solutions group. "I am looking forward to leading this new group and working with our government customers to help them successfully and efficiently incorporate digital identity into their infrastructure with the solutions and features that are crucial to every public sector organization - interoperability, security, standards and cost effectiveness."
Brandewie most recently served as the director the Department of Defense's (DoD), Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), where he was architect of the DoD's Common Access Smart Card (CAC) system. During his tenure with DMDC, he was also responsible for the oversight of the largest and most comprehensive automated personnel data base in the DoD, and management of a dozen major operational DoD programs. Based on his work at DMDC, Brandewie has been a frequent speaker on identity issues in both the U.S. and internationally. He has also served as technology liaison to visiting governments from around the world as they planned their large scale smart card implementations. Throughout Brandewie's career he has been honored with several prestigious awards, most notably for the Smart Card Alliance's Outstanding Smart Card Achievement Leadership Award for 2005 and has three times been the recipient of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service.