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Israel airport authority release RFI for ePassport SDK 27 September 2016

The Israel Airport Authority (IAA) is requesting information regarding e-passport reading software (SDK) to be integrated into IAA IT systems.

eu-LISA Selects Accenture, Atos and Safran for EU visa biometrics 27 September 2016

The European Union agency that manages IT systems for borders has selected Accenture, Atos and Safran for a major EU visa biometrics project.


OT reveals Costa Rica ID card deployment 26 September 2016

Identity security solutions firm Oberthur Technologies has announced that its Lasink solution has started to be deployed across Costa Rica, through a multi-year contract to provide highly secure national ID cards.

connect:ID launches call for speakers 22 September 2016

The organisers of next-generation identity solutions event connect:ID 2017, Science Media Partners and the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA), have announced that the Call for Speakers for the event’s fourth edition is officially open. 

Biometrics Institute expands board 22 September 2016

Adam Hergert, Jason Holmes and Richard Agostinelli join Biometrics Institute board of directors.

OT confirms French collaboration 22 September 2016

Oberthur Technologies announces collaboration with SESAM-Vitale economic interest group (EIG) on two contracts for French health system. 

Gemalto awarded the Swiss ePassport project 20 September 2016

Franco-Dutch security firm Gemalto has been awarded the contract for the renewal of the Swiss ePassport, according to contract documents.

secunet acquires HJP Consulting’s eID testing business unit 20 September 2016

German secure identity solutions firm secunet has revealed that it is acquiring a business unit from HJP Consulting, based in Borchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, with the aim of expanding its core expertise in the Homeland Security division. 

ICAO working group releases RFI for new tech 19 September 2016

The TAG/TRIP, an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) body that consists of government and private sector experts, has through its New Technologies Working Group (NTWG), issued an RFI in order to keep abreast of new and improving technologies.   

REAL ID deadline pushed back to January 16 September 2016

The Department of Homeland Security has again pushed back the deadline for when the federal government will stop accepting state ID cards that don’t meet the standards of the REAL ID Act of 2005

Safran to decide ID division buyer by end of September 15 September 2016

French aviation and defence firm Safran plans to choose a buyer for its ID and biometrics division by the end of September, reports financial papers.

TWIC background checks could be better, says DHS office 15 September 2016

The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General has found in a new report that the TSA does not provide sufficient oversight and guidance to ensure that the TWIC program operates effectively.

OT sees first half revenues grow 15 September 2016

OT sees consolidated revenue increase by 7.6%.

FIDO certifies Safran’s biometric authentication solution for eID 14 September 2016

The FIDO (Fast Identity Online) Alliance has certified a new Safran solution enabling biometric authentication through eID cards.

GET Group NA and Speed Identity team up 14 September 2016

GET Group North America enters exclusive reseller agreement with Speed Identity.

Leti and OT to collaborate on tech 13 September 2016

Leti and OT sign letter of intent to collaborate on range of technologies and solutions for security and performance in a connected world.

DHS ‘to expand’ biometrics collection at US borders 12 September 2016

Senior Homeland Security officials have said that plans are underway to expand the agency’s biometric data collection capabilities at borders.

Vision-Box reveals airport intelligence platform 12 September 2016

Portuguese biometric border technology firm Vision-Box has revealed a new open services platform built upon biometrics for passenger flow management.

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Latest White Papers

HID Global - Mobile ID solutions for government-to-citizen applications

Citizen ID documents such as national IDs and driver licenses will ultimately follow the trend toward mobility.

Gemalto - National identity schemes

To enable public administrations, companies and citizens to freely interact while retaining their formal relationships of liability, there needs to be a progressive development in the use of "digital trust" services.

NIST launches white papers on digital identity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released white papers on digital identity and authentication ahead of a key workshop. 

GlobalPlatform launches Mobile ID white paper

New white paper highlights how standardised GlobalPlatform technologies support the implementation and deployment of mobile ID solutions, while meeting the advanced security requirements.

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SDW and connect:ID News

secunet releases SDW InterOp 2016 results

secunet Security Networks has published the final set of test results from the SDW InterOp 2016 event held in London in May 2016.

More than 100 stands already reserved for SDW 2017

More than 100 companies have already reserved stands for next-generation government identity solutions event SDW 2017, which will be held on 26-28 June, 2017 in the QEII Centre in London.

SDW InterOp 2016 statement regarding claims of ePassport reading speeds

The organisers of SDW InterOp 2016 would like to, in the strongest terms, clarify that any vendor claims being made surrounding the reading speed of ePassports is not in any way an official result of the tests.

Next-generation government and citizen ID event, SDW 2016, has a remarkable year

The 10th edition of SDW saw numbers increase to a record high, with an expanded exhibition and the strongest conference programme to date.

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