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Microsoft and WISeKey win E17,4m e-government deal

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Microsoft and WISeKey have been selected by the Regional Government of
Biscay for the delivery of a comprehensive e-government Citizen Services
Platform.

The E17,4-million project includes a leading-edge identity federation that
enables the establishment of customized citizen portals adapted to the needs
and the interests of each citizen in a real Web 2.0 environment.
According to Jose Luis Bilbao, Deputy General of Bizkaia, Spain: "BiscayTIK
shall allow our citizens to benefit from leading edge services that propel
our region into the 21st century at the forefront of social and economic
development, with support of first class partners such as Microsoft and
WISeKey, fully committed to joining us in developing our world class
technology centre."
Michel Van der Bel, vice-president: Public Sector of Microsoft
International, says: "We are working closely with partners like WISeKey with
governments around the world on progressing technology policy issues and
providing technology solutions that address the unique IT needs of
governments, educators and non-profit organisations."
Part of the solution to be delivered by WISeKey is a new-generation semantic
validation system which leverages the Web 2.0 functionalities and Web 3.0
interactions.