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The purpose of ACES is to facilitate public access to the services offered by government agencies through use of information technologies, including on-line access to computers for purposes of reviewing, retrieving, providing, and exchanging information. Operational Research Consultants (ORC) is authorized to provide digital certificates for:

  • Identification/Digital Signature,
  • Encryption, and
  • Server Authentication.

The ORC ACES supports the medium assurance levels, as defined in the U.S. Government ACES Certificate Policy (CP). ORC ACES offers two-year Certificates for individuals.

ORC ACES subscribers may include members of the general public, individuals authorized to act on behalf of business entities recognized by the ORC Certificate Authority (CA), such as employees, officers, and agents of sponsoring organizations and qualified relying parties that choose to use ACES.

Order ACES Business Representative Certificates
Access to GSA eOffer, GSA eMod, DDTC DTrade, and all other sites that accept this type of certificate.
Order ACES Unaffiliated Certificates
Access to DDTC DTrade and other sites that accept this type of certificate.

ORC offers a variety of other ACES certificates. Click here to view the complete list.