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Access Control | Identification

GSN 2012 Awards announced: White House deputy of homeland security recognized for leadership at annual gala

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GSN Awards 2012

Hundreds of the best of the homeland security community’s federal, state and municipal government officials, government contractors, systems integrators, IT vendors and physical security product and solutions providers all came together the night of November 29 in a ballroom of the Washington, D.C. convention center to receive accolades.

The GSN awards dinner, which has become a Washington tradition over the last four years, offered a chance for the excellence and civic-minded spirit of homeland security efforts nationwide to be recognized.

GSN 2012 Homeland Security Awards program open for entries

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The Government Security News 2012 Homeland Security Awards Program officially opened for entries on May 1, once again featuring 45 Awards in three broad Categories:Best Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions, Best Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions and the 2011 Government Excellence Awards.

OzVision

Alan Avidan, President, indicates that OzVision is pushing the forefront of hosted video services for dealers and users. The company’s government market includes military bases, government facilities, and national monuments such as the Washington Monument, the State of Liberty and Ford’s Theater. Avidan calls for dealers and central services to join in the hosted video movement, which he describes as the future of the industry.

HID Global forecasts 2017's top trends in identity technology

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Widing

AUSTIN, TX Jan. 11, 2017 HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, forecasts a shift in the use of identity technology that will lead to increased adoption of mobile devices and the latest smart card technology, a greater emphasis and reliance on the cloud, and a radical new way of thinking of trust in smart environments and Internet of Things (IoT).

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Homeland Security awards CGI contract for credential management services

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Mango

FAIRFAX, VA Jan. 17, 2017 CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) today announced it has been awarded a task order by the General Services Administration's Federal Acquisition Service (GSA FAS) on behalf of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Credential Management Task Order provides identity management services for 26 federal agencies. Issued under the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Continuous Monitoring as a Service (CMaaS) Blanket Purchase Agreement and GSA IT Schedule 70, the total contract value is US$102 million over two years.

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AU10TIX reports 65 percent growth in 2016

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NICOSIA, Cyprus Jan. 9, 2017 AU10TIX's accelerated growth in 2016 has been driven by significant new client intake, new capabilities and new features. 2nd generation Secure Customer Onboarding capabilities has earned wider recognition and is poised to become market standard thanks to adoption by more major players and new verticals. Despite the increase in range of deep forgery and counterfeiting checks, AU10TIX processing speed has in fact reduced thanks to new, high efficiency machine-learning and deep-learning algorithms.

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Identiv provides smart event, transportation badges for CES attendees

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FREMONT, CA Jan. 5, 2017 Identiv, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE) today announced that it has partnered with NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) to provide badges to all 170,000+ attendees at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 5 - 8, 2017. CES is the world’s premier technology innovation event. Identiv and NXP are offering CES visitors the ultimate smart event experience.

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TSA renews partnership with NATACS to process biographical, biometric data for aviation community

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RENO, NV Jann. 3, 2017 In December 2016, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) renewed its Government/Industry Partnership with the National Air Transportation Association - Compliance Services (NATACS) for an additional five-year period. This renewed agreement will result in two decades of uninterrupted services to the general and business aviation community by NATACS. The agreement authorizes NATACS to continue as a Trusted Fingerprint Facility to process biographical and biometric information and other services for general and commercial aviation populations, worldwide.

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Customs system shuts down, forces international arrivals to wait for hours

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Twitter image via @MolinaAshli

By Steve Bittenbender
Editor, Government Security News

The final day of the 2016-17 holiday travel season hit a snag as the computer system responsible for processing international travelers entering the United States went offline late Monday evening.

The outage, affecting U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s automated I-94 records system, lasted about four hours, but that was long enough to cause delays at several international airports as CBP officials needed to manually process passengers during the downtime.

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