WASHINGTON D.C. – Heartland Consulting announced today that it has been awarded a contract by United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA/FSIS) to support the implementation of Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12). HSPD-12 is a strategic initiative intended to enhance security, increase Government efficiency, reduce identity fraud, and protect personal privacy. It requires the development and implementation of a government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of identification for Federal employees and contractors.

People value working in a safe environment where their individual identity is protected. To convey that level of confidence, Heartland will provide identity proofing support to USDA/FSIS: biometric data collection; document verification; physical security, and implementation support.

“Heartland is very pleased to receive this award. We look forward to fully supporting the needs of USDA/FSIS with a wide range of missions, and continuing to expand our range of physical security and identity protection support services,” said John English, CEO of Heartland Consulting.