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Thu, 2013-10-31 05:45 PM

Pueblo Viejo
gold mine in
Dominican Republic

Diebold, Incorporated is helping secure one of the largest gold mines in the world. Operated by Pueblo Viejo Dominicana Corp., the Pueblo Viejo mine, located in the Dominican Republic, has...
Fri, 2013-10-25 11:36 AM
The U.S. State Department’s bureau of information resource management (IRM) is looking for market research information from potential vendors who could supply a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS)...
Wed, 2013-10-23 05:57 PM
Hillsboro, OR-based Eid Passport, a provider of high-assurance identity management solutions, has announced that it has achieved cross-certification with the Federal Bridge Certification Authority (...
Wed, 2013-10-23 01:37 PM

LPR system from
Vigiliant Solutions

Good police work and license plate reader (LPR) data from Vigilant Solutions recently enabled the Cobb County (Georgia) Police Department to identify and bring to justice two suspects in the homicide...
Tue, 2013-10-22 02:58 PM
HID Global, a supplier of secure identity solutions, announced on October 22 the successful roll-out of the newly-designed Irish electronic passport (e-passport).  HID Global joined forces with...
Sat, 2013-10-19 03:32 PM
The Government Printing Office (GPO) announced on October 18 that it plans to award a sole source contract to Luminescence International, a security ink manufacturer located in the UK, to provide...
Fri, 2013-10-18 07:24 AM

New forensic services
and coroner's complex
in Toronto, Canada

Genetec, a provider of unified IP security solutions, announced on October 17 that Security Center, its unified IP security platform, was recently deployed as part of a highly sophisticated...
Wed, 2013-10-16 06:28 PM

StarSign FIPS
201 cards

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), a provider of secure solutions for authentication based in Munich, Germany, has received a contract award to provide DoD’s Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) with...
Mon, 2013-10-14 05:48 PM
AlertEnterprise, a provider of security convergence software, introduced what it calls the security industry’s first unified security program at the 2013 ASIS show, as well as two related physical...
Fri, 2013-10-11 09:26 AM

Global Filer Express Kit

Life Technologies Corp. announced on October 11 that its Global Filer Express Kit has been approved by the FBI for use by laboratories generating DNA profiles for inclusion in the National DNA Index...
Thu, 2013-10-10 08:01 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard announced on October 10 that mariners whose credentials expire between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30 will receive an extension due to the current lapse in appropriations. Currently, the...
Sun, 2013-10-06 07:34 PM
The global industry for physical security equipment and services was worth a massive $110 billion in 2012, with the Americas accounting for more than 40 percent of the overall market, according to...

Company News

Billerica, MA-based identity solutions and services provider MorphoTrust has won contracts to provide fingerprint-based background checks for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, the New Jersey Department of Public Safety, Division of State Police, and the Nevada Department of Public Safety. The agreements will help vet individuals working in childcare, education, nursing, law enforcement, and other areas, and could yield up to $25.2 million in revenue over the next six years, according to the company.

Billerica, MA-based MorphoTrust USA, a major provider of identity solutions, has won a new contract from Hawaii’s Department of Transportation, Airports Division, to perform employee screening and badging services in seven major airports in the state, including Honolulu International, Kona International, Hilo International, Kahului, Lanai, Molokai, and Lihue.

Intellicheck Mobilisa has released a new software product, MexiScan, for authenticating Mexican driver’s licenses and IDs.

MexiScan lets banks, retailers, and hotel chains scan IDs issued from Mexico, helping them in areas including filling out credit card and store loyalty club applications, checking in guests, and verifying age. The product is similar to Intellicheck Mobilisa’s ID Check software that enables organizations to verify U.S. and Canadian driver’s licenses and IDs.

Significantly expanding its ability to provide secure ID solutions to government, HID Global has announced the acquisition of IdenTrust, Inc., a provider of solutions for globally interoperable digital identities that can authenticate, encrypt, and create electronic signatures for every type of transaction activity where proof of identity is essential.

West Falls Church, VA-based Northrop Grumman has signed an agreement with CA Technologies, of Islandia, NY, to provide its customers with secure, cost-effective cloud-based identity and access management services in the fields of health care, civil government, and state and local markets.

Intellicheck Mobilisa of Port Townsend, WA, a major supplier of identity solutions and wireless security systems, has obtained a U.S. patent for a technology that reads the information encoded on an ID card, authenticates and displays the bearer’s birthdate and also displays a sample reference image of the ID just scanned to assist in the authentication process.

Ultra Electronics ID, of Weymouth, U.K., has released new proximity access cards designed to work seamlessly with other legacy access card systems. UltraSecure credentials let organizations quickly replace most existing proximity cards regardless of their make and model, according to the company.

Datacard Group of Minnetonka, MN, a major producer of secure ID and card personalization solutions, has announced the successful purchase of Entrust, Inc., a highly respected provider of identity-based security solutions based in Dallas, TX. The merged company will employ nearly 2000 professionals.

Commentary and Opinions

In January, the European Commission proposed a comprehensive reform of the EU’s 1995 Data Protection Directive to strengthen consumer privacy laws and harmonize privacy regulations and enforcement across EU member states. While the EU proposal has many useful recommendations, it falls short in a number of areas. Specifically, it adds new regulations that will negatively impact the Internet economy, limits the potential for future innovation and imposes excessive burdens on organizations.

By Robert Mueller, III

[Editor’s note: Robert Mueller, III, the Directopr of the FBI, delivered the following congressional testimony before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in Washington, DC, on October 6, 2011.]

Good morning, Chairman Rogers, Ranking Member Ruppersberger, and members of the committee. Thank you for the opportunity to appear before the committee today to discuss the threats facing our nation and the efforts of the FBI to protect the United States over the past 10 years.

In recognition of the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, many take a look back at how a revitalized concern for national security spurred numerous initiatives to improve the nation’s defense system. A decade of technological innovation and policy evolution later, the U.S. has made great strides in securing U.S. borders. In retrospect, many of these changes are byproducts of lessons learned from the official 9/11 investigation.

Whenever I tell people what I do for a living, they invariably say something like, “Oh 9/11, what a tragedy, but it must have been great for your business. Is that why you went into it?” Then, I will always have to explain that I was already in the electronic security industry, and that there’s no clear correlation between those tragic events and providing physical security to buildings and the people who inhabit them.

Fortiter in re, suaviter in modo -- Be resolute in action, and gentle in manner

Since the events of 9/11, there have been increasing calls from the public -- as well as incentives from certain sectors of the government -- for science to “do something” to better define, predict, and in this way perhaps prevent terrorism and other violent social behavior.

 

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Vanguard Security Professionals has been a multiple Winner and Finalist in previous GSN Awards Programs and was named Winner in the 2012 category of “Best Intrusion Detection/Prevention Solution” and Finalist in the 2012 categories of “Best Identity Management Platform” and “Best Compliance/Vulnerability Assessment Solution.” Steven Ringelberg argues that new language is being used to describe the threat-scape, but many threats are the same as they have been for years.

John Szczygiel describes Brivo, Winner of the 2012 Award for “Best Integrated System for HSPD-12/FIPS 201 Compliance” for the second year in a row, as a cloud company that provides hosted subscriber services in the physical access control domain. The company’s “CloudPass” product has been established as a government community cloud, specifically for federal government agencies that want to take their physical access control and PAC into a cloud configuration. Brivo also offers a cloud transition service to clients that have on-premise servers and want to make the transition.

Jody Mack provides a thumbnail description of Vanguard Integrity Professionals, a Sponsor of the 2012 GSN Awards Program as well as a Winner in the 2012 IT security category of “Best Intrusion Detection/Prevention Solution” and 2012 Finalist in the categories of “Best ID Management Platform” and “Best Compliance/Vulnerability Assessment Solution”, not to mention a multiple Winner and Finalist in prior GSN Awards Programs.

Xceedium Corporation garnered its second GSN awards trophy for the entry of its Xsuite solution in the “Best Privileged Access Management” category of the 2012 Awards Program.  Ken Ammon, Chief Strategist for the company, describes how privileged access management has become increasingly important as physical and logical access have merged, and the government, through HSPD-12, has required that the PIV smart card, historically used for physical access now must be used for logical access as well.

John D. Clark, Sr. and the Whitestone Group, which he founded in 2000, returned to the GSN Awards Dinner in 2012 to pick up their second trophy in two years, this time for the “Best Facility Security/Force Protection Service.” The Whitestone Group’s A-list of clients includes NASA, DoD, USDA, VA, DHS, Social Security Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, Army, Air Force and the Department of Interior, which has just approved a new 5-year facility security contract for the Hoover Dam.

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This white paper highlights a successful pilot HSPD-12 compliant visitor management project undertaken by a U.S. federal government agency, which successfully meets the objectives of Federal Identity, Credential, andAccess Management (FICAM) Road map use case 4.9 for how agencies should perform credentialing and validation of visitors to federal facilities.

 

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