The 21st century IDEA Act

Offer citizens web-based, mobile, and accessible government services enabled by e-signatures

All levels of government use OneSpan Sign to automate their signing processes, including:


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OneSpan Sign enables compliance with the 21st Century IDEA Act through secure e-signature technology

On December 20, 2018, the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (also known as the 21st Century IDEA Act) was  signed into law.

The 21st Century IDEA Act creates a set of minimum functionality and security standards that federal agencies must meet. For example, it requires agencies to offer digital versions of paper-based citizen services and accept electronic signatures, allowing citizens to complete transactions digitally.

In June 2019, executive agencies must provide Congress and the OMB a plan for enabling electronic signature technology. By December 2020, all public-facing forms are required to have a digital option.

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Digitize your signing processes in compliance with the 21st Century IDEA Act

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Replace paper with e-signatures

Automate your signing workflows and capture citizens’ consent with secure, legally binding e-signatures.

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Improve accessibility for people with disabilities

Meet accessibility standards and regulations by enabling visually impaired citizens to e-sign documents in a supported browser.


Support mobile signing experiences

Accelerate service to citizens by enabling them to e-sign permits, applications, and other forms directly on their smartphone. 


Get to market faster on a FEDRAMP Cloud

Quickly deploy on a public or private cloud using the first electronic signature solution to be granted authorization to Operate (ATO) under FEDRAMP (on-premises option also available).

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Fast-track digitization through standardization

Fast-track your digitization efforts with a standardized, shared services approach. Ensure technology reusability across all departments without delays due to one-off implementations.

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Protect your agency with strong digital security

Strengthen security with an e‑signature solution that supports FIPS PUB 140-2, SHA-1 and SHA-2, SOC2, and digital signature encryption – as well as digital ID verification and authentication. 

What customers are saying about OneSpan

[OneSpan Sign] came onboard with a full complement of knowledgeable personnel who were able to help us cut through a lot of roadblocks.

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Patrick McFall

USDA, Director, Software Services Delivery

Get to market faster with e‑signatures on a FedRAMP compliant cloud

The time for cloud infrastructure is here. Digital processes are being implemented faster and more cost-effectively than ever through FedRAMP, taking the pressure off IT departments.

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a government-wide program that standardizes security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services to mitigate security risk.

Watch this webinar to learn how to quickly enable government-approved, security-compliant cloud infrastructure and services.

Agencies using OneSpan Sign e-signatures on FedRAMP

U.S. Census Bureau Saving $1.2M

This innovative approach for the Bureau’s performance management system removes the need for paper and shipping.

  • FedRAMP SaaS-level compliant cloud
  • Robust audit trail, white-labeling capabilities, and scalability
  • Deployed to 8,000 field workers and 7,000 employees in regional offices

USDA Automates Livestock Import/export Permits

Learn how e-signatures built on digital signature security are helping animal health authorities quickly trace livestock locations.

  • Authentication for internal & external signers
  • Practical insights to accelerate implementation
  • E-Signatures as a shared service across an agency

GSA Mandates E-signatures for Procurement Contracts

Find out what happened when the GSA mandated e-signatures and digital signature security for 19,000 vendors.  

  • Improved customer experience
  • Dramatic reduction in paper, errors, delays, and more
  • No more lost or misplaced contracts 

Why partner with OneSpan

In June 2019, executive agencies must provide Congress and the OMB a plan for accelerating e-signatures. OneSpan can help you meet the 180-day deadline.

Domain Expertise

Through two decades of government deployments across DoD and civilian entities, OneSpan understands the unique requirements of federal agencies. Partner with an electronic signature expert with deep domain, industry, and implementation experience, and who is committed to your success.

Highly flexible and scalable solutions

Our solutions integrate with third-party and in-house systems so that you can continue to leverage your existing technology investments while advancing your digital transformation with electronic and digital signature technologies.

Secure digital journeys

We bring together best-in-class digital workflow and security solutions that work together to enhance the citizen experience while protecting against fraud.

Customer commitment and support

We’re known for taking a hands-on approach. We pride ourselves on our post-launch support, working with our government customers to optimize their e-signature workflows, increase efficiency, and improve adoption rates.

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