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Brad A. McGoran Designated Certified Smart Card Industry Professional for Government

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December 14, 2010


The Smart Card Alliance, the United States’ leading authority on smart cards and identification credentials, consisting of over 170 industry representatives worldwide, has announced that Brad A. McGoran, P.E. (Principal Engineer, Menlo Park) has passed the final certification exam and been designated as Certified Smart Card Industry Professional for Government (CSCIP/G). CSCIP/G is an extension of the Certified Smart Card Industry Professional (CSCIP) designation given by the Smart Card Alliance, a designation for which Mr. McGoran and Dr. John Fessler (Sr. Managing Engineer, Irvine) were among the United States’ first group of certified professionals.

The use of smart card technology has become a mainstay in the U.S. federal government, and the intensive CSCIP/G curriculum trains government professionals, contractors, and security industry experts on the role of smart cards in future rollouts of the government standards for identity management and security technology. The certification process required applicants to demonstrate years of experience associated with smart card and associated technology, interviews with references within Government and industry, and a final multi-part exam covering smart card fundamentals, security, cryptography, public key infrastructure, application data management, secure identification, mobile payments, pay TV, communication protocols, contactless interfaces, near field communications, and Government policy and regulations. Exponent’s consultants working in the area of identification, credentialing, identity management and security have in depth experience in the field of smartcard technology, are influential members of the United States Standards body, ANSI B10, that writes the standards for smartcards, and continue to support Government and industry clients in the deployment, implementation, use, and understanding of smart card technology and associated systems.