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Spear and LexisNexis Risk Solutions Team to Expand and Strengthen Secure Access to Government Agencies through the Single Sign-on Solution


WASHINGTON, DC and ATLANTA – Spear, Incorporated and LexisNexis® Risk Solutions today announced the award of two General Services Administration (GSA) contracts that will broaden and secure public access to U.S. federal agencies using, a credentialing system to help people access government websites and programs.

The two companies will provide technology and services for online identity proofing and fraud detection as part of the GSA’s Identity Proofing Initiative, which aims to solve the challenge of providing public access to their programs. gives the public a simple and convenient way to interact with participating federal agencies for programs such as federal benefits, services and applications. A consolidated experience through will provide enhanced security and privacy protections for users, while empowering federal agencies to work in concert through the use of an efficient, cost-saving technology solution.

According to a recent Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Executive Summary, approximately 70 million people are credit invisible, unbanked or underbanked, making them largely invisible to’s current identity resolution capabilities. The best way to achieve better coverage goal is to include public records data to supplement.  In addition, Javelin Strategy’s recent study estimating a record high of 16.7 million U.S. victims of identity fraud in 2017 alone, demonstrating that further action is needed to address identity fraud.

“Our public records data help fill in the gaps by providing additional support to help verify identity and help detect fraud,” said Haywood Talcove, CEO, Government, LexisNexis Risk Solutions. “In addition, consolidating security and operations under a single managed service through eliminates the cost and burden of having each agency doing identity proofing and fraud detection themselves. This solution also expedites their ability to serve the public, while creating a more positive citizen experience working with the government agency,” he said.

The LexisNexis technologies are fully compliant with NIST 800-level security standards; a requirement for meeting U.S. federal government computer security policies, procedures and guidelines.

Spear will provide infrastructure support, and manage program deployment, integration services and customer and technical support in accordance with Service Level Agreements (SLAs). The company will also perform analytics and ensure data quality and compliance requirements are fully met.

 “Spear is pleased to support the GSA shared services team in its quest to streamline and secure access to Federal Government services. We are proud to do our part in citizen-centric services becoming more accessible and secure with leveraging best practice IT solutions and the LexisNexis Risk Solutions technologies,” said Richard Pineda, CEO of Spear.

About Spear, Inc.
Spear, Inc. was founded with a mission to deliver superior, IT solutions, cybersecurity, and data analytics services for business partners and federal agency clients. Led by our team of industry veterans, Spear combines the winning attributes of large business pedigree with small business agility and drive. Our depth of experience coupled with personalized attention leads to timely response, innovative decision making, and flexibility to market needs, changes, and trends for our customers. Spear understands today’s economic climate that challenges government agencies to “do more with less”. Delivering value and exceeding customer expectations is at the core of everything we do.

Our solutions/performance/results-driven approach reflects the passion and entrepreneurial spirit of its founders.  Spear was named to the Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work list in 2018, GovCon 2017 Federal Contractor of the Year, SECAF 2017 Government Contractor of the Year, ACG 2017 Emerging Growth Company of the Year, Washington Technology Fast 50 2017, and earned a prestigious spot on the 2017 Inc. 500|5000 List. Spear is also an Elite status Splunk partner. For more information about Spear, please visit

About LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis® Risk Solutions harnesses the power of data, sophisticated analytics platforms and technology solutions to provide insights that help businesses across multiple industries and governmental entities reduce risk and improve decisions to benefit people around the globe. Headquartered in metro Atlanta, Georgia, we have offices throughout the world and are part of RELX (LSE: REL/NYSE: RELX), a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. For more information, please visit LexisNexis Risk Solutions and RELX.

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