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XTec Adds Over 100 Federal Agencies for HSPD-12 Smart Card Issuance

XTec Incorporated today announced that it was awarded the HSPD-12 Shared Service Provider contract by the General Services Administration. The award is to support the GSA Managed Service Office (MSO) that provides HSPD-12 credential enrollment, issuance, and management for more than 100 federal agencies under the USAccess program.

Biometrics Institute Proposes Biometric Trust Mark

The Biometrics Institute has unveiled its proposals for a ‘trust mark’ system to boost consumer and public confidence in systems using biometric technology. The Institute made its announcement at this week’s Biometrics 2014 conference in London. According to the Institute early support for the scheme has been received by a major US as well as several Australian government agencies – including Australia’s largest welfare provider.

Auckland New Zealand Selects HP to Drive Groundbreaking Future Cities Initiative

Auckland Transport, Auckland’s government agency responsible for all of its transportation infrastructure and services, will deploy video analytics powered by HP IDOL on servers and storage from HP Enterprise Group and with support from HP Software Professional Services.

Sharjah UAE to Deploy 5,000 ‘High-Tech’ Security Cameras

Sharjah City in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is planning to install 5,000 advanced security cameras on its roads and public places in a bid to curb crime and improve security, its police chief said. The cameras would be deployed on roads and near schools, hotels, and public parks, at government offices and vital installations, public utilities and other places, Humaid Al Hadidi said, quoted by Emarat Al Youm Arabic language daily.

India To Identify All Citizens In Three Years, Issue New Biometrics Card

India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh gave government officials a three-year deadline to identify citizens through the National Population Register (NPR). The NPR is a comprehensive identity database used for India’s census. Recently, the NPR was conferred as India’s favored national identification scheme by the new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government. During recent national elections, the […]

Top 4 Ways US Gov’t Acting Unconstitutional On 4th Amendment

Editorial By Peter Van Buren. The views expressed below are those of Mr. Peter Van Buren. Leave us your comments below. Here’s a bit of history from another America: the Bill of Rights was designed to protect the people from their government. If the  First Amendment’s  right to speak out publicly was the people’s wall […]

U.S. House Of Reps Votes To Ban Purchase Of License-Plate Cameras

Moving to protect privacy amidst increased public fear about government surveillance, the U.S. House of Representatives voted Tuesday to ban certain federal agencies from purchasing cameras that capture images of license plates. The measure passed, 254-172, as an amendment to the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development funding bill under consideration on the House floor. […]

US DOJ: China Charged In Cyber-Spying Case

The United States has brought first-of-its kind cyber-espionage charges against five Chinese military officials accused of hacking into U.S. companies to gain trade secrets. The indictment accuses the hackers of targeting the U.S. nuclear power, metals, and solar products industries. The alleged victims are brand-name companies including Alcoa and Westinghouse. The indictment includes allegations of […]