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SrNo. Description Deadline Date
1 Procurement for the Supply, Installation, Configuration, Testing, Commissioning; Training and After Sales Services of CCTV IP CAMERA SYSTEM 29/09/2017
2 Provision of services for Revamping of the African Union Commission’s Internal Communications System (VSAT / IPL) 29/09/2017
3 Request for expressions of interest for recruitment of consultant for financial management manual preparation 29/09/2017
4 The supply of vacuum cleaners for several mosques in the region of drâa-tafilalet (2nd installment). 28/09/2017
5 Supply, installation, synchronization and commissioning of 1,200kva generator set for its campus located in Addis Ababa 22/09/2017
6 Supply delivery and Installation of Walk through metal detector and heavy duty x-ray baggage screening machine 22/09/2017
7 SUPPLY & DELIVERY OF NIGHT VISION GOGGLES 22/09/2017
8 Supply of installation, commission, and test Telecom system, Data system, fire alarm system, CCTV system, public address system and sound system. 22/09/2017
9 Provision of mobile perdiem payment services 22/09/2017
10 Supply of M-wat kit water purification plant 19/09/2017
11 Supply of Programmable Logic Controller. 19/09/2017
12 Procurement of ID card printer and accessories 13/09/2017
13 Supply of Laboratory Chemicals, Chemicals and Electro-mechanical Training Equipments, Furniture, Dump Truck, Trailers, Truck Tractors and Leather Laptop computers 08/09/2017
14 Grid-Assisted Photovoltaic System sufficient enough to power 230volt AC equipment 08/09/2017
15 Provision of spare parts for notifier by Honeywell fire alarm system to UNECA 07/09/2017
16 Provision of CCTV Camera & Accessories 07/09/2017
17 Strengthening of the Drinking Water Supply of the town of Al Hoceima by desalination of sea waterLot No. 4: Electrical connection- Sub-batch No. 4.2: Power from the source station 60/22 KV of Al Hoceima 06/09/2017
18 Supply of 300 to 400 horse-drawn tractors of agricultural machinery with a capacity of 300 to 400 horse-drawn tractors. 06/09/2017
19 Saving account pass book 05/09/2017
20 Saving Account Pass Book Interset free Saving Account Pass Book 05/09/2017
21 Hand Held Metal Detectors 05/09/2017
22 Procurement of Newspaper, post card, Agenda and Calendar printing 05/09/2017
23 E-commerce payment gateway 04/09/2017
24 E- commerce payment gateway 04/09/2017
25 Supply of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI - DSS) remediation 04/09/2017
26 Tellers Note Counting Machines Heavy Duty Note Counting Machines Foreign Currency Detecting Machines (Multi Currency) 01/09/2017
27 Supply of Reel Nyala End Label 30/08/2017
28 Construction work for a bridge at oued el atchana commune ouizeght, province of Boulemane 29/08/2017
29 Generators 29/08/2017
30 Print a series of there stamps to commemorate 29/08/2017
31 Procurement of Linear Grader 28/08/2017
32 Note counting & foreign currency detecting machine 28/08/2017
33 Supply of Different Types of Wheel Loader 28/08/2017
34 Purchase Walk Behind Double Drum Vibrator Roller and compactor for use on various road projects 28/08/2017
35 Supply and installation of Road Traffic Marking. 28/08/2017
36 Stationery Items Banks Format printing 24/08/2017
37 Procurement of hand held communication radio (VHF) with accessories. 24/08/2017
38 Printing different IEC materials that will be used to support ongoing Lowland Water Sanitation and Hygiene(Lowland-WASH) activity 24/08/2017
39 Printing different IEC materials that will be used to support ongoing Lowland Water Sanitation and Hygiene(Lowland-WASH) activity 24/08/2017
40 Purchase of Agricultural Machineries 24/08/2017
41 Hand held metel detector 23/08/2017
42 Note Counting and cash safe 23/08/2017
43 procurement of stationary items, bank formats printing, hardware office equipment, network tools, note counting foreign currency detecting machine, generators and Air Conditioner (AC) 23/08/2017
44 Procurement of stationary items, bank formats printing, hardware office equipment, network tools, note counting foreign currency detecting machine, generators and Air Conditioner (AC) 23/08/2017
45 Digital certificate 22/08/2017
46 Production and transmission of a National radio and television message/program service 21/08/2017
47 Supply of Different types of Heat Exchanger Pipes. 19/08/2017
48 Print the checklist/job aid in 25.000 copies 19/08/2017
49 Supply of Different types of printing presses, Lottery tickets and stationery. 16/08/2017
50 Printing and delivery of IEC materials for ongoing lowland water sanitation and hygiene activity 16/08/2017
51 Procurement of SDH Analyzer and Two Hybrid IP PBX 15/08/2017
52 For the procurement of SDH Analyzer and Two Hybrid IP PBX 15/08/2017
53 Different ststionery materials 15/08/2017
54 INVITATION OF AUDIT FIRMS FOR THE PROVISION OF EXTERNAL AUDIT SERVICE 15/08/2017
55 Supply of Different types of printing presses, Lottery tickets and stationery. 15/08/2017
56 Stand alone photovoltaic system installation 14/08/2017
57 Stand-alone Photovoltaic System Installation 14/08/2017
58 Amhara Credit and Saving, Institution S.C (ACSI) intended to procure an audit service by entering a contract with an audit firm 13/08/2017
59 Metal body detector 12/08/2017
60 Metal body detector 11/08/2017
61 Recruitment of Consultant for IT Application System Development for Wheat Rust Early Warning System. 10/08/2017
62 Supply of 1,000 solar panels 10/08/2017
63 Passbook printer Photo/ document scanner 09/08/2017
64 Procurement of firefighting vehicle 09/08/2017
65 Differerent types of toners, stationery items 09/08/2017
66 procurement of fire fighting vehicles 09/08/2017
67 Supply of debit card and pin mailer 08/08/2017
68 Supply of paper packaging and labels manufacturing Plants 07/08/2017
69 Office / School Stationery items 03/08/2017
70 Greeting card printing 02/08/2017
71 Supply of give away materials, list of different printing materials and greeting card printing 02/08/2017
72 Logistic freight or truck transport service 02/08/2017
73 Ethiopian Postal Service Enterprise wants to print a series of five stamps to commemorate “BIRDS” in four colors 01/08/2017
74 Procure an audit service by entering a contract with an audit firm 28/07/2017
75 Anti- money laundering database, sanction screening and transaction monitoring solution 25/07/2017
76 For the procurement of VSAT HUB With Remote Equipment 24/07/2017
77 Supply, installation and maintenance of electronic ticketing and queuing system for the various driving license testing centres (dltcs) 24/07/2017
78 Printing of longbook 24/07/2017
79 Accounting audit service and external auditors are allowed 23/07/2017
80 Supply, instalaltion, implementation, customization and maintenance of core banking solution 21/07/2017
81 Truck with trailer Bus 20/07/2017
82 Procurement of VSAT and SATELLITE TOOLS 11/07/2017
83 Procurement of VSAT and satellite tools 11/07/2017
84 distribution and wholesale of scratch voucher cards for mobile phones airtime, SIM cards, mobile phones, COMA, solar lanterns and the likes 11/07/2017
85 Supply and installation of traffic signs 10/07/2017
86 Supply nad delivery of printed materials 10/07/2017
87 Supply of safety hard hat (helmet) 06/07/2017
88 Consultancy services for construction supervision of road project 30/06/2017
89 CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR TRANSPORT FACILITATION STUDY 28/06/2017
90 Customs clearing forwarding services 27/06/2017
91 PROVISION OF CUSTOMS CLEARANCE SERVICE FOR ALL UN AGENCIES OPERATING IN ETHIOPIA 22/06/2017
92 Provide registration certificate 21/06/2017
93 Supply of lap top computer, UPS, hand held body metal detector, automatic car park barrier with installation and WT 2000 walk through metal detector 21/06/2017
94 Procurement of design, supply installation rehabilitation of baggage handling systems supply, installation commissioning of solar airfield lighting system for jigijiga garad wilwa airport 20/06/2017
95 Supply, installation, test, commission and upgrading work of CCTV camera 16/06/2017
96 Construction and instalaltion of solar panels and stands 16/06/2017
97 Multi-functional printers, passbook printer, ticket printer, laser jet printer 15/06/2017
98 Security feature printing 15/06/2017
99 Metal detector 15/06/2017
100 Printing of different documents 15/06/2017
101 Supply of different agricultural machinery and heavy duty machinery 13/06/2017
102 Printing of stamps commemorating "CHURCHES" in four colors 13/06/2017
103 Supply and delivery of truck tractor chopped sugar cane transporting heavy duty 2-Axle rigid cane dump semitrailer 13/06/2017
104 Supply of different agricultural machinery and heavy duty machinery 13/06/2017
105 Procurement of DVB-S/DVB-S2 Satellite finder meter with Spectrum Analyzer 05/06/2017
106 This provision includes Solar Systems (pumps, lighting, appliances) and related installation 02/06/2017
107 Project 13 branch offices / home equipment, fingerprint access control machine operates during business hours, water transport service Supply 31/05/2017
108 Supply, installation training of ICT DMNG equipment CCTV camera system 26/05/2017
109 Procurement of Different receipts and bill printing on MFA contract 23/05/2017
110 For the procurement of VSAT and SATELLITE TOOLS 2 18/05/2017
111 AGL(air field lighting system) complete supply, installation and commissioning work at dire dawa international airports 18/05/2017
112 Printing of normal diaries, table calenders and new year greeting cards 17/05/2017
113 Procurement of turnkey solution to supply installation of time attendance and access control system and d/t types of fixed asset material 16/05/2017
114 Supply installation of time attendance and access control system and d/t types of fixed asset material 16/05/2017
115 Laser jet printer, epson printer and passbook printer 15/05/2017
116 Multi currency detecting machine (dollar detector and euro scan) 15/05/2017
117 Queue management system machine 15/05/2017
118 ATM, debit card and pin mailer 15/05/2017
119 Metal body detector 15/05/2017
120 Printer toner 15/05/2017
121 Printing of calendar, brouchers, Agenda, Annual Magzine, postcard and design work 15/05/2017
122 Supply of front shovel excavator, dozer, loader, off-highway dump truck and forklift 13/05/2017
123 Toyota / Japan model LJ72-KR code 01190 BC license plate number of the car used in the context of eligible bidders 13/05/2017
124 Supply of front shovel excavator, dozer, loader, off-highway dump truck and forklift 13/05/2017
125 Supply of saving account pass book free interest saving account pass book 11/05/2017
126 Supply and delivery of printing service 11/05/2017
127 Procurement of VSAT and Satellite Tools 10/05/2017
128 Procurement of VSAT and Satellite Tools 10/05/2017
129 Point of sale machine 09/05/2017
130 PROCUREMENT OF RFID BASED SOLUTION FOR FIXED ASSET MANAGEMENT AND ATTENDANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM 09/05/2017
131 Printing service and materials supplies 08/05/2017
132 To supply the editing, lay-out, design and printing services for thir trainers materials and dairy farmer extension materials 05/05/2017
133 Government Employees Social Security Agency biometric Palm Reader Supply invite 04/05/2017
134 ATM and POS 28/04/2017
135 Printing of Executive Table Calendar, Normal Table calendar 26/04/2017
136 VHF base radio 25/04/2017
137 Supply and Installation of rotary automated smart car parking system 25/04/2017
138 Baggage screening X-RAY machine and stubs for the supply of eligible bidders for the supply in the country 24/04/2017
139 Procurement of visitors Management System 20/04/2017
140 Supply of Plastic Card (ATM CARD) 20/04/2017
141 Addis Ababa Water and Sewerage Authority employees truancy fingerprint machine procurement tender for the supply 20/04/2017
142 Procurement of Visitors Management System (VMS) 20/04/2017
143 Printing of certificate and guidelines 18/04/2017
144 Instalaltion and upgrading works of CCTV The deadline date shown is predictive deadline. Interested firms should contact tendering authority for exact deadline date. 18/04/2017
145 Procurement of RFID Based Solution for Fixed AssetManagement and Attendance Management System 13/04/2017
146 Procurement of RFID Based Solution for Fixed Asset Management and Attendance Management System 13/04/2017
147 Pass Book 09/04/2017
148 Lot 3 Pass book printer 07/04/2017
149 Saving account pass book 07/04/2017
150 Lot 1 :Point of sale machine(POS) 06/04/2017
151 Fire Alarm System 06/04/2017
152 Printing of continuous paper ( Stock Transfer Voucher, Goods Transfer Voucher, Credit sales invoice and Cash Sales invoice 06/04/2017
153 Logistics service for formative continuous assessment 05/04/2017
154 Print Invoice Printing, employee ID badges, name and banner on the Table 04/04/2017
155 Supply of steel billets and prime mild steel bullets 31/03/2017
156 Procurement of a minimum 100 units of city busses 28/03/2017
157 State management software of POS terminal 24/03/2017
158 UV enabled MICR cheque scanner with ranger license 24/03/2017
159 Point of Sale Machine (POS) 22/03/2017
160 Supply of water meters, and flow and pressure data logger 21/03/2017
161 Supply, design, installation and commissioning of CCTV, body scan machine/walkthrough system & bag x ray machine 17/03/2017
162 Supply of dump truck 14/03/2017
163 Supply, delivery, installation and training of Mobile TB Clinic 10/03/2017
164 Printing Formats: Debit and credit ticket with advice cash deposi voucher 09/03/2017
165 Procurement of design, supply and installation of rotary automated smart car parking system 04/03/2017
166 Prnting service 28/02/2017
167 Toner Provider 24/02/2017
168 GPS vehicle tracking device 24/02/2017
169 Printng of sticker 22/02/2017
170 Paper printing and design service 21/02/2017
171 Fire extinguisher, safety shoes, helmets, metal detectors etc 21/02/2017
172 The Ethiopian Airports Enterprise (EAE) invites eligible bidders for the procurement of supply, installation commissioning of solar airfield lightning system at JigjigaWilwal Airport 16/02/2017
173 Passbook printer 14/02/2017
174 Supply of stationery and printer tonners 10/02/2017
175 Procurement of hand held metal detector 09/02/2017
176 Fire alarm system 08/02/2017
177 Procurement of VSAT HUB with Remote Equipment 06/02/2017
178 UV image enabled cheque scanner 06/02/2017
179 Dump truck 05/02/2017
180 Sim Card Production Services 05/02/2017
181 Bench-Maji Zone sheko down FI / I / D / Offices / MCG yesheko district police office / home code 0619 police the license plate number of a car Pickup 1 Income invites sealed bids from eligible 05/02/2017
182 Printing service 01/02/2017
183 Printing of M&E formats 30/01/2017
184 3G hand held contact/ contactless POS 25/01/2017
185 Procurement of design, supply and installation of vertical lifting automated smart car parking system 25/01/2017
186 Fire alarm system 21/01/2017
187 Security system-CCTV Fire alarm system 17/01/2017
188 One minibus and one executive corolla 16/01/2017
189 Security system- CCTV Fire alarm system 15/01/2017
190 Print and supply of health post tally sheets 15/01/2017
191 Cheque trancation system application and UV ink enabled MICR cheque scanner 11/01/2017
192 -EMV personalization tools (payment scheme correctness check up, card validation (script and profile) and pure domestic card test (card and Script)
-Installation and integration with existing card personalization system
-card reader, including drivers (for reading magnetic strip, chip and contectless card)
04/01/2017
193 CCTV camera 03/01/2017
194 Bosy scan machine and walkthrough system Bag x-ray scan machine 03/01/2017
195 Procurement of airfield ground lightning upgrading new airfield ground lightning installation 29/12/2016
196 Ecercise books 29/12/2016
197 Supply of cigarette tipping papers 28/12/2016
198 The Jimma Town Water Supply and Sanitation Service Enterprise invites bidders for the procurement of drinking water meter 22/12/2016
199 printing employee ID and student certificates, furniture TV shelf digital cameras and more clearly supply 22/12/2016
200 Printer 22 pcs 19/12/2016
201 Supply and Implementation of Card Personalization Systems. 14/12/2016
202 Supply dteel tube scaffold and steel sheet 12/12/2016
203 West Zone of Peace Milky Water and Sewerage Service / compound, water meters and electric 09/12/2016
204 Supply of Wheel loader.



The deadline date shown is predictive deadline. Interested firms should contact tendering authority for exact deadline date.
04/12/2016
205 1.1 MICR Cheque Personalization/Encoder Machine 02/12/2016
206 Procurement of anti money laundering solution 01/12/2016
207 Supply of construction materials, Steel tube scaffold and steel sheet. 28/11/2016
208 Installation of traffic signals 25/11/2016
209 Lot 5 Static(electronic energy meter 24/11/2016
210 o Print jobs, the report card of students and staff, ID 22/11/2016
211 Supply 20 units of 40 ton capacity bulk cement truck with fixed with compressor on FOB bases. 19/11/2016
212 INVITATION ON INTERNATIONAL BID COMPETITIVE
For the procurement of VOUCHER CARD
17/11/2016
213 INVITATION TO INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVE BID
For the Procurement of GSM SIM CARD, USIM CARD & LTE SIM CARD
16/11/2016
214 Logo, label and seal design for the different bottles to be in use 13/11/2016
215 Addis Ababa Water and Sewerage Authority (AAWSA) invites interested bidders to participate in the tender for the supply of water meters, flow and pressure data logger 08/11/2016
216 3G Hand held contact/ contactless POS 08/11/2016
217 Procurement of the visa debit card, pin mailers- visa, pin mailers- amex, amex gold card local and amex green card local 08/11/2016
218 Installation of solar panels 08/11/2016
219 Supply of Blank EMV Visa Electronic Cards 07/11/2016
220 The Southern Nations, Nationalities Peoples Regional State Mines and Energy Agency (MEA) has planned to procure solar system items other accessories 07/11/2016
221 Water pipe joint equipments, water meters, furniture, Audi and motorcycle sealed bids from eligible bidders 04/11/2016
222 Procure the development, construction and operation and maintenance of up to 500MW of utility scale solar photovoltaic power projects on a PPP basis, based on the Scaling Solar Program developed by IFC (Project).
31/10/2016
223 Yemote City Water and Sewerage Service / different number of joints in plumbing, water meters and peyipirenichi, furniture and a variety of HDPE welding machine Supply Supply


The deadline date shown is predictive deadline. Interested firms should contact tendering authority for exact deadline date.
30/10/2016
224 Supply of blank card.


The deadline date shown is predictive deadline. Interested firms should contact tendering authority for exact deadline date
28/10/2016
225 Metal detector 14/10/2016
226 Saving account pass book 14/10/2016
227 POS/CPT/01/2016 :- Supply and implementation of Point of Sale (POS) and Mobile Payment terminals 13/10/2016
228 Supply, Installation, Configuration, Testing, Commissioning; Training and After Sales Services of Satellite Receiving System and put in place NDVI tools 12/10/2016
229 Supply, Installation, Configuration, Testing, Commissioning; Training and After Sales Services of Satellite Receiving System and put in place NDVI tools 12/10/2016
230 SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF CCTV
CAMERAS, INTRUSION DETECTION
DEVICES AND SMOKE DETECTION
DEVICES FOR THE FEDERAL MINISTRY
OF HEALTH/PFSA IN ADDIS ABABA,
ETHIOPIA
11/10/2016
231 Silver instant lottery ticket 10/10/2016
232 SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SYSTEM (SOLAR POWER GENERATOR) 06/10/2016
233 Supply of different types of printings, rivan for ID forge, ID case/ badge case, badge reel and laminating ID 06/10/2016
234 Weapons procurement and Equipment Supply 06/10/2016
235 Different print results, Badge Case Case, Holds ID, the ID badge meniteliteyene packaging invites bids in the country 06/10/2016
236 Supply of Spare Parts for Elgo Team BLG-05 Bollards 05/10/2016
237 Delivery, home visiting and business and financial management in English ad invites eligible bidders 05/10/2016
238 Invitation to National Competitive Bid

For the Procurement of Handheld metal detector, Human walk through scanner and Baggage & walk through scanners
04/10/2016
239 Procurement of Handheld metal detector, Human walk through scanner and Baggage & walk through scanners 04/10/2016
240 CTS Personalization machine. 30/09/2016
241 The National Lottery Administration invites sealed bids from any interested bidder for the printing and supply of bar coded instant lottery tickets 28/09/2016
242 Supply of UV enabled cheque scanner 26/09/2016
243 Purchase primary Jaw, secondary Jaw and combination crusher with installation service 26/09/2016
244 Crusher Rotor spare parts 23/09/2016
245 Different printing: stamps, badge and business card 21/09/2016
246 HRM System software lot 4 21/09/2016
247 Procurement of UV enabled MICR cheque scanner 14/09/2016
248 SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF CCTV CAMERAS, INTRUSION DETECTION DEVICES AND SMOKE DETECTION DEVICES 13/09/2016
249 MICR Cheque Personalization/ Encode Machine 09/09/2016
250 226 units of MICR Cheque Scanning System 08/09/2016
251 Supply of fire control equipment 07/09/2016
252 Supply of Metal Detector 06/09/2016
253 Supply of metal detector 06/09/2016
254 Procurement of UV enabled MICR cheque scanner 31/08/2016
255 Supply, installation and commissioning of cheque truncation system 31/08/2016
256 Supply, installation and commissioning of Cheque Truncation Solution (CTS) 31/08/2016
257 Print and supply printing material: diffrent kinds of give away prodecu like t-shirt, capes, vest, sticker, banner, papaer print, bill board, signage etc 30/08/2016
258 Supply of dump trucks, State, Loader, Dozer, Loader 30/08/2016
259 Closed Circuit Television Camera 29/08/2016
260 Eligible Ranger uniforms 27/08/2016
261 Provide the services for geo- technical investigation 26/08/2016
262 Procurement of satellite transponder 25/08/2016
263 Procurement of satellite transponder 25/08/2016
264 Calendars, agendas, post cards, magazines, brochures, certificates, call cards, T-shirts, badges and placed on the table, circular seals titerochine name, employee identification badges and banners supply Project 25/08/2016
265 The Ethiopian Postal Service Enterprise invites bidders for the design of stamps to commemorate the variety of topics 23/08/2016
266 Supply of one unit of hybrid (legacy nad IP) PBX 22/08/2016
267 Supply of one unit of Hybird PBX 22/08/2016
268 Supply of one unit of Hybrid (Legacy and IP) PBX 22/08/2016
269 4 :- Metal Body Detector. 19/08/2016
270 Publications and posters itikeri certificate Electronics Supply 19/08/2016
271 Procurement of city buses rigid type 18/08/2016
272 3 :- Cheque Scanner 18/08/2016
273 5 :- Normal Printer

6 :- Passbook Printer
18/08/2016
274 Construction of laying underground cables lines, laying low voltage cables and installing compact transformer 18/08/2016
275 Wando Transport Company A / R / private association of 400 tons of loading capacity of a truck trailer vehicle supply 17/08/2016
276 International Airport terminal management service lereitoreniti published in the supply room supply 15/08/2016
277 Biometric attendance system machine 13/08/2016
278 Procurement and installation of Biometric Attendance System Machines (BAS) 13/08/2016
279 Cheaque scanner 12/08/2016
280 Cheque scanner 12/08/2016
281 Supply, install, test and commission of the CCTV 11/08/2016
282 Supply, design, installation and commissioning of CCTV, body scan machine /walkthrough system and bag xray machine 11/08/2016
283 Construction of Store and Fence 10/08/2016
284 Procurement of 35 simple truck, heavy truck vehicle 100 Procurement, Pvc dump 14 and older installation has the potential bidders for the supply 10/08/2016
285 Supply of different kinds of printing formats, different kinds of stationery materials, electrical adding machine, fax machine, telephone apparatus (Corded phone) and cheaque scanner 08/08/2016
286 Supply of check truncation system 08/08/2016
287 Wegagen Bank S.C. invites eligible and qualified bidders for the supply of Check Truncation System(CTS) 08/08/2016
288 Procurement of Airfield Lighting System (AGL) at Dire Dawa International Airport 04/08/2016
289 Ethiopian Postal Service Enterprise wants to print a series of five stamps commemorating Gates of Harar in four colors 02/08/2016
290 Tender for the Supply of 7KW Solar system with
integrated controller & inverter, 2*1000AH battery and solar structure for rural
communication service centre (RCSC)
01/08/2016
291 Procurement of 7KW Solar system with integrated controller & inverter, 2*1000AH battery and solar structure
01/08/2016
292 Provide quotation for one box truck vehicle 30/07/2016
293 CCTV 28/07/2016
294 Body scan machine
Walk through system
28/07/2016
295 Supply of POS machines. 28/07/2016
296 Supply of card personalization machine 28/07/2016
297 Supply of Mid bus(26-30) seats for employee transport service 27/07/2016
298 Construction of Chefe wastewater treatment plant 26/07/2016
299 Printing, calendar printing and postcard printing bidders for the supply 26/07/2016
300 Construction perimeter fence and access gates, construction of access control building and site clearance and construction of access road at UNHCR office and staff accommodation premises 25/07/2016
301 Proposal for cash transfer payment service 25/07/2016
302 PROPOSAL FOR CASH TRANSFER PAYMENT SERVICE 25/07/2016
303 Supply, transportation, erection/installation, testing and commissioning of transformer 21/07/2016
304 Car parking management service 21/07/2016
305 Supply of explosive 19/07/2016
306 Firefighting and suppression system 19/07/2016
307 Door access control system 19/07/2016
308 Heavy duty printer
Medium duty printer
Colour printer
19/07/2016
309 SUPPLYOF STAFF SERVICE BUS 18/07/2016
310 Supply minibus vehicle 17/07/2016
311 The Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU) intends to purchase transformer accessories, cable accessories, current transformers, terminal connector automatic circuit breaker with cover tools measuring instruments 15/07/2016
312 Supply card personalization machine 13/07/2016
313 The Ethiopian Airports Enterprise invites bidders for the construction of perimeter fence and watch towers at Jinka Airport 12/07/2016
314 Supply of different power cable and power cotactor 12/07/2016
315 Supply POS Machines 12/07/2016
316 ID Card printer 11/07/2016
317 Public transportation minibus car Invitation to Bid 10/07/2016
318 Supply and installation of fire suppression and detection system and equipment for data centers 07/07/2016
319 Fire suppression and detection system 07/07/2016
320 Construction of Aydora Water supply Project in Somali Region 05/07/2016
321 Construction of Aydora Water supply project 04/07/2016
322 Construction of Didinle water supply project 04/07/2016
323 Ababa City Police Commission leminishini a variety of materials, color, identification card and printer cleaner yeferigo clearly Supply 04/07/2016
324 and / Ababa City Police Commission leminishini a variety of materials, color, identification card and printer cleaner yeferigo clearly Supply 04/07/2016
325 MHA Mental Patient's Guide Nisan car, minibus, ambulance, iron bed, panel, permitted steel, etc ribirebiyemihoni bed and a variety of food items Service Supply 03/07/2016
326 The Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU) intends to purchase transformer accessories, cable accessories, current transformers, terminal connector automatic circuit breaker with cover tools measuring instruments 01/07/2016
327 south Bench down in the 2008 budget year procurement bekite City Water Project invites eligible bidders for the construction bidding 01/07/2016
328 Solar Power Equipment 30/06/2016
329 Procurement of Semi-Flexible and Solid power Cable 30/06/2016
330 4 :- Buses

5 :- Mini Buses
28/06/2016
331 The Addis Ababa City Government Transport Programs Management Office invites bidders for the procurement of consultancy service of integrated fare collection system for Addis Ababa City public transport 28/06/2016
332 Consultancy service of integrated fare collection system for Addis Ababa City public transport. 28/06/2016
333 Buses 27/06/2016
334 Mini buses 27/06/2016
335 CONSTRUCTION SERVICES FOR CONSTRUCTION OF PERIMETER FENCE AND ACCESS 27/06/2016
336 SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SYSTEM (SOLAR POWER GENERATOR), SOLAR COOKER KIT, SOLAR WATER HEATER KIT FOR THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HEALTH IN ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA 27/06/2016
337 Amhara National Regional State invites sealed bids from eligible national vehicle MINIBUS remove the Public Procurement and Property Services 25/06/2016
338 Supply and delivery of three units of rigid cane molasses tanker truck 23/06/2016
339 Construction of water supply system 23/06/2016
340 Supply of rigs dump truck 23/06/2016
341 Afar National Regional State Health Bureau 2008 fiscal year, if you want to perform legal services for a variety of medical institutions lebiroachini service providers to purchase furniture invites sealed bids from eligible 23/06/2016
342 Supply of 45 seats express bus, and cargo truck 22/06/2016
343 The Ethiopian Agricultural Business Corporation (EABC) invites all eligible bidders for the supply of station wagon, 45 seat express bus and six units of 6x4 drive cargo truck with trailer 22/06/2016
344 Ethiopian agricultural operations iiteshini Corporation, a company bus and heavy truck keneteebi 45 seats in the 400 Procurement bid to eligible bidders to submit in accordance with the attached technical iipeifiketi 22/06/2016
345 45 seats of the bus and Heavy truck keneteebiwi 400 Shopping Procurement
22/06/2016
346 Construction of the Bedessa-Toto package bridge project 20/06/2016
347 The South Roads Authority by the budget from South Nations Nationalities and Peoples Regional State allocated suf?cient budget towards the cost of the construction of river bridge project 20/06/2016
348 Addis Ababa Science and Technology University now invites sealed bids from eligible and quali?ed bidders for the procurement of internal asphalt road construction 20/06/2016
349 Provide and Implement AML (Anti Money Laundering) System. 17/06/2016
350 Government Procurement and Property Disposal Service of the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research vehicles are supply 17/06/2016
351 Recruitment of national consultant to revise the national strategic environmental assessment and environmental impact guidelines 17/06/2016
352 Recruitment of National Consultant to revise the National Strategic Environmental Assessment and Environmental Impact Guidelines. 17/06/2016
353 KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency) Ethiopia Office invites bidders for construction of Dodota Dam and Irrigation Project Arsi Zone 17/06/2016
354 The SNNP Regional Pastoral Affairs Bureau now invites sealed bids from local or international eligible bidders for water supply projects construction 16/06/2016
355 Sur Construction plc. invites bidders for the supply of bull dozer, chain excavator, dump truck, drilling machine, courier truck and jack hammer 16/06/2016
356 Supply of Debit card 15/06/2016
357 Debit cards 15/06/2016
358 Station wagon 15/06/2016
359 1 :- Multi Currency Detecting Machine Medium Type 15/06/2016
360 3 :- Metal Detector Machine. 15/06/2016
361 Procurement of satellite stereo-images for 41 small towns selected from Oromia 15/06/2016
362 Substation 15/06/2016
363 Supply of billets and substation 15/06/2016
364 Purchase of cargo trucks 14/06/2016
365 The Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity invites bidders for the construction of two pedestrian bridges in Megech pump (Saraba) Irrigation and Drainage Scheme (North Gondar Zone) 13/06/2016
366 Dump Truck for Sale 13/06/2016
367 Transport Company PLC Djibouti and boys working in a modern system to track the movement of vehicles, GPS tracking direction and fuel monitoring and installation of eligible bidders 13/06/2016
368 North Shoa Zone of Amhara National Regional State in the middle of the field and the city transport system yemenizine Ethiopien Insurance Company Turbo truck buyer to bid for supply of equipment are eligible 11/06/2016
369 To contract the implementation of new platform for the Ethiopian Credit Reference Bureau System 10/06/2016
370 abeniziri Home Children charitable organization in 2014/15, the organization authorized credit institution to audit the supply of PBX 10/06/2016
371 Construction of Lalibela Mar Museum asphalt road 08/06/2016
372 Purchase of C-30 cement concrete mixer truck and pumper 08/06/2016
373 Providing advanced Geographic Information System (GIS) training 08/06/2016
374 6 X-ray screening machine 06/06/2016
375 Keneginibetewochu farm tractor and farm organization kenetegwadenyi furniture and TATA India-made truck in the branch campus in Ethiopia Hawassa Development Bank 01/06/2016
376 The Ethiopian Postal Service Enterprise epson thermal printer, barcode scanner and printer for the supply 01/06/2016
377 Slip Printer 31/05/2016
378 Fluorosis mitigation in felka and gurura bucho water supply systems 31/05/2016
379 Supply, customization and implementation of an integrated insurance, financial and human resource management application software 30/05/2016
380 Supply, customization and implementation of an integrated insurance, financial and Human resource management application software 30/05/2016
381 The study, supply, customization and implementation of an integrated insurance, financial and human resource management application software 30/05/2016
382 Nyala Insurance SC invites eligible bidders for the study, supply, customization and implementation of an integrated insurance, financial and human resource management application software 30/05/2016
383 Procurement of consultancy service of qualified security assessor company for payment card industry 30/05/2016
384 Ministry of Water Irrigation and Electricity, Basin Administration Directorate now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the procurement of training for integrated water resource management 30/05/2016
385 1.1 :- Saving Account Pass Book 30/05/2016
386 Awash International Bank S.c. invites bidders for the saving account pass book, vertical blind, water dispenser and LED TV 28/05/2016
387 SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF 5 UNITS OF BUSES WITH 61 SEATS FOR THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HEALTH IN ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA 27/05/2016
388 Title SUPPLY OF 5 UNITS OF BUSES WITH 61 SEATS FOR THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HEALTH IN ADDIS ABABA 27/05/2016
389 The Amhara Road and Transport Bureau invites all eligible bidders to submit sealed bids for the construction of Tekeze River Bridge 26/05/2016
390 Supply and installation of Parking Management and Guidance Systems for car parking lots in different locations of Addis Ababa City 25/05/2016
391 1 :- Ambulance Hardtop Station Wagon 3 doors 25/05/2016
392 3 :- Minibus High roof 2WD 25/05/2016
393 The Ethiopian Airports Enterprise (EAI) invites eligible bidders for the procurement of water supply system for Gode airport 24/05/2016
394 University of Gondar invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the supply, testing, installation and commissioning of Turnkey Delivery Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) System integrated with Electromagnetic (EM) security system 23/05/2016
395 The Ethiopian Electric Power here in after referred to as the Employer, has decided to construct the 97.4 MW Birbir A and 467 MW Birbir R cascade Hydroelectric Power Project 23/05/2016
396 Ethio telecom invites all interested and eligible bidders by this International Request for Information (RFI) for the procurement of leased 32 Mhz satellite transponder in C-Band frequency 23/05/2016
397 Southern / B / GC / warehouse / office of the Regional Health Bureau health intervention, including solar kenetekelewu 10 to 15 jobs in health facilities for the supply 21/05/2016
398 Chemical Industry Corporation Mugher Cement Factory invites eligible bidders to participate in the bid for the supply of rigid/fully articulated steering type rear dump truck 20/05/2016
399 Meki Ethiopian Development Bank district where the old tractor keneteebiwu negotiating hand / in cash and / or in part, wants to sell the loans. 20/05/2016
400 The Roads Authority of Oromia National Regional State invites eligible bidders for providing the necessary labor, material and equipment for the construction and completion bridges construction projects 20/05/2016
401 Supply of Minibus 20/05/2016
402 The Oromia Public Procurement and Property Disposal Agency invites eligible bidders for the supply and delivery of cargo truck diesel and shower truck 20/05/2016
403 The Ethiopian Airports Enterprise (EAE) invites eligible bidders for the procurement of Airfield Lighting System(AGL) extension at Bahir Dar Ginbot 20 International Airport 19/05/2016
404 The Ethiopian Electric Power invites eligible bidders for the procurement of plant, design, manufacture and supply of transmission line materials 18/05/2016
405 Fire Extinguishers 18/05/2016
406 Printing services 18/05/2016
407 Economic Development Bonga sheep breed improvement and breeding center in the center courtyard of the Cement modiyo the water provision and construction of water storage Roto invites eligible bidders 18/05/2016
408 The ANRS Road and Transport Bureau invites eligible bidders for the construction supervision of Tekeze River Bridge, located along the road that connects Ebinat and Amdewerk woredas of the Waghemra and South Gondar Administrative Zones 17/05/2016
409 Construction of water supply system 17/05/2016
410 Procurement of May Chigono Town Water Supply Project located at Central Zone of Tigray. 17/05/2016
411 Ethiopian Postal Service Enterprise wants to print a series of five stamps commemorating GATES OF HARAR 17/05/2016
412 The Ethiopian Postal Service Enterprise, "the gates of Harar" Commemorative Stamps four of the five bidders for the supply and supply letogirefi 17/05/2016
413 Afar Pastoral and Agro-pastoral Research Institute (APARI) wishes to purchase high resolution satellite image 17/05/2016
414 Request for Expressions of Interests for the procurement of construction and operations of geostationary communication satellite to Ethiopia 16/05/2016
415 Fire extinguisher, metal detector 16/05/2016
416 Bench Maji Zone gureferide down in the 2008 fiscal year procurement yekuje city drinking water project eligible bidders for the supply of 13/05/2016
417 INVITATION TO INTERNATIONAL REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI)
For the procurement of Long Range Antenna Solution and Micro Base Station
equipment with installation, configuration, commissioning and testing
12/05/2016
418 The South Roads Authority invites eligible bidders for the construction of river bridge project 12/05/2016
419 Finchaa Sugar Factory invites eligible bidders for the supply of under ground irrigation materials, under ground main line irrigation materials, workshop measuring tools, equipment & consumables, plant sprocket wheel & chain, cable and cable accessories, lighting system & accessories & irrigation motor control electrical spares 12/05/2016
420 The Ethiopian Electric Utility, Universal Electric Access Program invites eligible bidders for supply of transmission line and substations construction, test & commissioning 11/05/2016
421 Small size printer 11/05/2016
422 The Ethiopian Electric Utility, Universal Electric Access Program invites eligible bidders for supply of transmission line and substations construction, test & commissioning 11/05/2016
423 Ethiopian Tourist Trading Enterprise service staff for the 61-seat bus, 32-seat minibus and a 5 Automobile 1500 or 1300 wafer thin supply 11/05/2016
424 Supply of 8 D. R. truck transport 11/05/2016
425 services procurement of goods and supply of materials, equipment and employee ID badge chest eligible bidders 11/05/2016
426 Heavy duty note counting machine 10/05/2016
427 Ethio telecom invites eligible bidders for the procurement of under vehicle inspection camera 10/05/2016
428 Lot 4 :- Generators, Solar Systems and appliances. 10/05/2016
429 National Meteorology Agency invites all interested foreign eligible bidders in this International competitive Bid (ICB) for the procurement of automatic weather station 09/05/2016
430 Stores / i / and / Chief Executive Offices / 2 district police station, water supply provision and construction of water storage tank level in the construction sector and small and micro levels of development over the supply of eligible organizations 09/05/2016
431 Dirashe zone demiboye W / CooKit / D / E / Offices / expansion of Water Supply Project 09/05/2016
432 Automatic Clean Agent Fire Suppression System 09/05/2016
433 2 :- Metal Detector 07/05/2016
434 3 :- Cash Counting Machine. 07/05/2016
435 Supply of industrial explosives and related accessories 06/05/2016
436 The Oromia Water, Mineral and Energy Bureau (OWMEB) invites eligible bidders for the study and design of urban water supply projects 06/05/2016
437 LOT 1 :- Supply and Implementation of Fire Detection and Suppression System, Access control and Surveillance System. 04/05/2016
438 LOT II :- Supply of POS (Point of Sales Terminal) 04/05/2016
439 Construction of Three Ducts Box Culvert and 0.5 Km Approach Road 04/05/2016
440 Ethiopian Postal Service Enterprise invites eligible bidders to participate in the tender for the supply of printed kaki envelopes 04/05/2016
441 Ethiopian postal service Enterprise invites interested bidders to participate in printing the stamps of commemorating fishes in four colors 04/05/2016
442 Supply and implementation of fire detection and suppression system. Access control and surveillance system and environmental monitorng system 03/05/2016
443 Supply of POS 03/05/2016
444 Supply and Implementation of Fire Detection and Suppression System, Access Control and Surveillance System and Environmental Monitoring System. 03/05/2016
445 Ethiopian Airport Enterprise invites eligible bidders for detailed design & tender document preparation of code for airport passengers terminal building 03/05/2016
446 Invitation of eligible bidders for the procurement of VSAT HUB system with remote equipment 03/05/2016
447 Immigration and Returnee Affairs Administration for middle and heavy vehicles used for Wax- broke supply 03/05/2016
448 The Oromia Public Procurement and Property Disposal Agency invites eligible bidders for the supply and delivery of cargo truck diesel and shower truck Procurement of Different Types of Trucks 02/05/2016
449 Printing Services 29/04/2016
450 Tellers Note Counting Machine 28/04/2016
451 The Addis Ababa City Government Fire and Emergency prevention and Rescue Authority invites scales bids from interested eligible bidders for the supply of brush truck four - wheel drive vehicle, fire command vehicle,turntable ladder fire fighting truck. 28/04/2016
452 Invitation for bid for the supply of CCTV and sound system for the multipurpose Holl in the Fitche Town 27/04/2016
453 Security Feature Printing

Different Stamps
27/04/2016
454 Laser Jet Printer, Epson Printer and Passbook printer 27/04/2016
455 Note Counting Machine (Different Size)
Currency Detecting Machine (Dollar Detector & Euro Scan)
27/04/2016
456 Library System Management software 27/04/2016
457 Addis Ababa water and sewerage Authority invites eligible bidders for the construction of water works 26/04/2016
458 Moskals Ford Memorial atse / GC / GC / school / school supply educational materials procurement of goods and supply of goods, the supply of uniforms and sports armor 26/04/2016
459 Request for expressions of turnkey consultancy services for procurement, construction and operations of geostationary communication satellite 19/04/2016
460 NRC/PQ/2016/006: Printing Service 14/04/2016
461 Supply of explosive. 12/04/2016
462 valves, water meters, galvanized pipes & fittings, supply and installation of pioneer or equivalent water reservoirs Sugar Corporation invites eligible bidders for the purchase of supply and delivery of different
.Supply and Delivery of Different Valves, Water meters, Galvanized Pipes & Fittings
12/04/2016
463 Jimma University invites eligible bidders for electronic equipment and student ID material supplies 11/04/2016
464 library services for library security system
cameras, illustrated signs on the door print jobs
11/04/2016
465 2 - Supply of Debit card 08/04/2016
466 Lot I - Firefighting truck 350HP; 07/04/2016
467 Printing and Supply of Health Cards. 07/04/2016
468 Fire Extinguisher 06/04/2016
469 Handheld Metal Body Detector 06/04/2016
470 UB/023/2016: Laser Jet Printer
Passbook Printer
04/04/2016
471 Exercise books 04/04/2016
472 Design ,Development , installation implementation and facility management of GPS tracker , fuel sensor, Automatic passenger counter and video monitoring 30/03/2016
473 Procurement of long Range Antenna Solution and micro Station Equipment with Installation, configuration, Commissioning and testing 30/03/2016
474 T-Shirt, cotton, white, printed with health promortion message and donor logos. 28/03/2016
475 Supply of table calender, Agenda, Brochure 21/03/2016
476 Procurement of ERP system and sale handling system. 20/03/2016
477 MOBILE-POINT OF SALE 16/03/2016
478 Supply of Diaries/ Agendas for the year 2009 E.C 15/03/2016
479 ILRI/PRE/2016-17/002 :- Provision of printing services. 15/03/2016
480 ILRI/PRE/2016-17/009 :- Supply of Uniform and protective cloth 15/03/2016
481 Procurement of plant design, manufacture, supply and Installation of ADAMA-II-1 Adama-II 230/132/33kV Substation... 10/03/2016
482 Berhanena Selam Printing Enterprise invites all eligible bidders for the supply of Inputs for pre-printing, printing & post printing consumption 08/03/2016
483 Development of Existing Ticketing System Software to a new Scalable. 07/03/2016
484 Satellite Image 07/03/2016
485 Supply of imported and local table calander 07/03/2016
486 IRS card 04/03/2016
487 Ethiopian Airlines invites all interested Local Printing Service Providers to submit proposal for the supply of different printing items 26/02/2016
488 Different printing service 25/02/2016
489 Ethiopian Postal Service Enterprise wants to print a series of four stamps 24/02/2016
490 Printing of 2000 pcs TB counselling tool Flip Chart / Desk Reference 24/02/2016
491 Printing of 2000 pcs TB counseling tool flip chart /desk reference. 24/02/2016
492 Supply, Design, Installation, Testing, Commissioning and Implementation of Metropolitan Area Network Infrastructure, IP PBX, Video Conferencing and Unified Communication Board System for Addis Ababa Administration Technical & Vocational Education and Training 23/02/2016
493 Supply of printing press equipment 22/02/2016
494 SUPPLY AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ATM CARD PERSONALIZATION SOLUTION. 18/02/2016
495 Strengthening Macroeconomic and Financial Management in Somalia through improved Macroeconomic Framework and Budget Formulation 15/02/2016
496 a)Paper print services.
c)HP printer and HP toner.
13/02/2016
497 Design Finance management system for the project. 12/02/2016
498 3)photo copier,fax,scanner,printer.
13)Large format printing services.
32)Staff ID card printing.
12/02/2016
499 Procurement of Consultancy
Services by Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) for Payment Card
Industry - Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) Certification of the
National Switch Data Center and Network Infrastructure.
11/02/2016
500 Supply of imported Diaries 08/02/2016
501 Provision of Printing Service 04/02/2016
502 Pre qualify eligible and qualified printing service providers for a financial bid 04/02/2016
503 2)VISA DEBIT CARD 02/02/2016
504 i) Design and Printing Works
30/01/2016
505 y) Uniforms and Safety Clothes 30/01/2016
506 Procrement of e-payment items with several lots: 29/01/2016
507 6 :- Helmets for motorist

12 :- Plastic hand gloves
28/01/2016
508 Developing Parking Management And Trafficimpact Assessment Studies 25/01/2016
509 Procurement of Bulk Flow Water Meters 25/01/2016
510 Counterfeit Detection Machine 22/01/2016
511 Queue management system 19/01/2016
512 1 Saving Account Pass Book Pad 300,000*10*1
2 Headed Envelop large Pcs 100,000
3 A5 80 gm Paper Pcs 200,000
4 S/A Withdrawer voucher Pcs 4,000,000*1
5 Cash deposit voucher pad 40,000*100*1
6 Cheaque deposit voucher pad 10,000*100*1
7 Money transfer order Pad 30,000*100*1
8 Money transfer receiving Pad 20,000*100*1
9 Headed paper for branch pcs 200,000*1
18/01/2016
513 1. Saving account pass books
5.Cash deposit voucher
6. Chequee deposit voucher
18/01/2016
514 Jimma Town Water Supply and Sanitation Service Enterprise invites bidders for supply of water meter. 18/01/2016
515 Procurement of e-payment items 15/01/2016
516 Design and printing service 14/01/2016
517 Printing (posters,vouchers,newspapers,banners,logos,stickers,register,bags,t-shirt) 14/01/2016
518 Point of sale machine 10/01/2016
519 High Volume Colour Printer 04/01/2016
520 Calenders,Executive Diaries, Note Books ,and good wishes cards 28/12/2015
521 Printing Service of Different printing Materials 23/12/2015
522 Plastic ID card printer 18/12/2015
523 Printing client card for PSNP4 beneficiaries 14/12/2015
524 Design & Supply of AAAC 95 sq mm conductor 13/12/2015
525 ADB II 2/07 Lot 4 :- Design & Supply of Energy Meters 11/12/2015
526 Lot 1: Fire fighting and suppression system
Lot 2: Door access control system
10/12/2015
527 Fire alarm system, CCTV. 07/12/2015
528 Printing of TB Symptom Screening Cards 07/12/2015
529 St. Pauls Hospital Millennium Medical College invites bidders for the supply of printing materials accessories, consumables and maintenance 03/12/2015
530 Design supply delivery and installation of a pilot photovoltaic module power system with battery bank and control system 30/11/2015
531 NBE/NCB/G/10/2015/16 :- Different Books 27/11/2015
532 Printing Service 27/11/2015
533 Design ,Development,Installation,Implementation and Facility Management of GPS tracker, Fuel Sensor, Automatic Passengers Counter, Video monitoring and Documentation through master frame agreement 26/11/2015
534 1.1 Dot matrix printer
1.2 Pass book Printer
24/11/2015
535 Supply and implementation of Automatic Teller Machine and Point of Sale Tarminals 23/11/2015
536 Supply of Reference Books 20/11/2015
537 Prepare financial management system manual 16/11/2015
538 To produce the book Talking Book on Immunization in 4 sets of languages 13/11/2015
539 Service Level Agreement for Intellect Integrated Core Banking Solution (ICBS) System 05/11/2015
540 Print A Series Of Four Stamps Commemorating Falls 03/11/2015
541 Note Counting Machine 28/10/2015
542 Lot 2 Magazine Printing. 27/10/2015
543 Supply & Implementation of Automatic Teller Machine and POS Terminals 27/10/2015
544 Request for expressions of interest on smart parking project- supply and installation of smart parking system in Addis Ababa City 26/10/2015
545 Supply of Safety Shoes 23/10/2015
546 Supply of Substation Equipment and Transmission Line Materials 22/10/2015
547 Procurement of Uniforms, Protective Wear, NFI & Stationeries 22/10/2015
548 Oromia Health Bureau invites bidders for printing of cash receipt voucher, payment voucher and health insurance membership ID cards and other copy service of A4 & A3 size documents 19/10/2015
549 Printing of 1,500,000 pcs TB Symptom Screening Cards 14/10/2015
550 Procurement of POS System. 29/09/2015
551 Supply of Books. 25/09/2015
552 Supply of Books. 25/09/2015
553 Supply Of Different Types Of International Shipping Books 23/09/2015
554 Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Services Enterprise invites bidders for the supply of different types of international shipping books 23/09/2015
555 Supply of Exercise Books. 18/09/2015
556 Printing of Annual Report & Folder. 18/09/2015
557 Bole Printing Enterprise invites bidders for the supply of Horizontal Web offset 4 color as per the specification and the bid document 16/09/2015
558 Printing And Supply Of Two Types Of Barcode Instant Lottery Tickets. 15/09/2015
559 Smart Meters Product Certification 14/09/2015
560 NRC/2015/15/176 :- Printing and Design Services. 07/09/2015
561 Procurement of printing services. 03/09/2015
562 Request for Expression of Interest for Provision of Subscription Service of Print and/or Electronic Titles and Copies of Serials to the UNECA. 02/09/2015
563 Ethiopian Postal Service Enterprise wants to print a series of four stamps commemorating Harmaya University Diamond Jubilee in four colors 02/09/2015
564 Supply of ATM Cards 31/08/2015
565 Somali Regional State Education Bureau invites bidder for procurement of printing primary school student text books and transportation of first semester school feeding 31/08/2015
566 Printing of brochures, posters & banners 31/08/2015
567 Supply of ATM Cards. 31/08/2015
568 Supply Of The Promotional Gifts Imprinted With A University's Name And Logo 21/08/2015
569 Metal Body Detector. 20/08/2015
570 Request for Expression of Interest for Provision of Printed Books and E-books to the UNECA 17/08/2015
571 Identify existing satellite receiving and analysis of equipment and gaps strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems 06/07/2015
572 Supply Of Submersible Pump And Generator. 06/07/2015
573 Consultancy service on mobile phone water meter reading system and webpage development 02/07/2015
574 Supply complete set of 71 KW Power Generator 23/06/2015
575 Supply of Emergency Ambulance 22/06/2015
576 Financial management system, Fleet management system 19/06/2015
577 Procurement for Supply of all components and Installation of 120KVA Standby Diesel Generator System 18/06/2015
578 Lot 1 Radio Equipments 17/06/2015
579 Development of Integrated HRM, Payroll and Property Management System 10/06/2015
580 Purchase Memo Exercise Book, Agenda, Post Card, Calendars, Poster, Press Kit, Pen, Publishing. 10/06/2015
581 Purchase Heavy Duty Industrial Diesel Engine with Alternator & Control Panel 64 KW/80 KVA 3 Electric Generator Set. 08/06/2015
582 Design, Supply, and installation of vacuum truck Fleet Management System 06/06/2015
583 Recruitment of International Consultant to Identify Existing Satellite Receiving and Analysis of Equipment and Gaps 05/06/2015
584 Supply of VSAT Remote Equipment 02/06/2015
585 Procurement of Queue Management Display LED 29/05/2015
586 Purchase of generator. 25/05/2015
587 Supply and Implementation, and Technical Support of one Generator Set 25/05/2015
588 Supply of Fm radio Transmitter 22/05/2015
589 Supply of a Complete System for the Delivery of Biometric driving license 22/05/2015
590 Supply of 10,000 K.W. generator 22/05/2015
591 Supply 7 VHF/UHF Digital and FM Portable Radios 19/05/2015
592 Print a series of six stamps to commemorating 70th anniversary of Ethiopian National Archives and Library and Palaces" commemorative stamps in four stamps and four colors by Offset lithography. 14/05/2015
593 Purchase of different capacity generators. 12/05/2015
594 Purchase 20 K.V.A. DUIZE/LOVLE water pump generators 11/05/2015
595 1.3. Laser jet Printer, Epson Printer and Passbook Printer 09/05/2015
596 Supply of 2.7. Metal Body Detector, etc 09/05/2015
597 2.10. Generator (Different Capacity) 09/05/2015
598 7.5. Different Stamps, etc 09/05/2015
599 7.2. Printing of different document (pads) 09/05/2015
600 Metal Body Detector, etc 09/05/2015
601 Note Counting Machine (Different Size) 09/05/2015
602 Currency Detecting Machine (Dollar Detector & Euro Scan) 09/05/2015
603 Security Feature Printing 09/05/2015
604 Printing of Different Stamps, etc 09/05/2015
605 Maintenance of Generator 09/05/2015
606 Purchase of boats and spare parts and motors. Types of motors are: Engine number = 5703,1248, 14997/98? Hp-188Kw, 257Kw, 298KW? propeller shaft speed= 877r/min, 950rpm, 641rpm? Model= 6CH-WUTE, 6HAZM-HTU? 6HAZM-WUT 08/05/2015
607 Different Brochure , Leaflet, Mogul, Tali Sheet, Guide Line, Register Book, Reference Manual & Stamp 28/04/2015
608 Procurement of Hand Held Device for Mobile Supply Chain Application and GPS tracker with Fuel Sensor through Master Frame Agreement 27/04/2015
609 Purchase its ships, Mv Andinet IMO No. 8318544 and Mv Netsanet IMO No. 8318556. 24/04/2015
610 Supply Of Heavy Duty Note Counting Machine 24/04/2015
611 Supply of GPS 21/04/2015
612 Supply of Reel Nyala Label 20/04/2015
613 Reel Nyala Label 65,000,000pcs 20/04/2015
614 Supply of paired laser pre-printed cattle identification ear tags and ear tag applicators 03/04/2015
615 Supply of medium duty Fire Fighting Truck 23/03/2015
616 Life Insurance Services 15/03/2015
617 Bank of Abyssinia wants to hire Qualified Security Assessor for the Payment card industry Data security Standard (PCI-DSS) Certification 12/03/2015
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  •  This provides for control of surface transportation and better utilization of roads and networks. NextTraffic
  •  The statement quoted Mr Robert Dickerman, the Chief Executive Officer of EEDC, as expressing hope that the use of meters would boost revenue collection and reduce lost of energy.
  •  Speed Identity has supplied 35 biometric data capture stations and 200 fingerprint readers to Moldova as a result of an EU-supervised tender aiming to increase security and quality of the countrys passports.

    According to Speed Identity, as part of the EU programme, countries with high volumes of people entering the EU, receive support in project management, know-how and financing by the EU in establishing reliable, high-security ID documents for travel. Moldovas new ePassports now include digital, ICAO-compliant facial photos and fingerprints, as well as a number of other document security features to prevent forgery and the creation of false identities.
    Speed Identity says its Speed Identity SCL1000 (Speed Capture Light station), is a proven all integrated solution for instant live capture of facial photos, fingerprints and digital signatures. It has been in use with national authorities in Luxembourg and Sweden since 2008, in both mobile and fix-mount applications. The Speed Capture API has enabled the systems integrator to easily develop a customized enrolment workflow application controlling all features of the capture system, from data acquisition and photographic illumination, to data quality control and file output.
    This is an important project where Speed Identity, being the expert partner, contributes in upgrading a non-EU country to comply with EU and ICAO regulations for travel document security. Normally such projects require a period of fine-tuning the system after implementation, but we have confirmations from the end user that the deployment phase went very smoothly, says Magnus Lfgren, CEO at Speed Identity.

    Source: http://www.securitydocumentworld.com

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  •  Regulating body armour wont stick, said retailers.

    Starting June 15, Albertans who own or want body armour need a legitimate reason under the Body Armour Control Act, or a permit from the Solicitor General and Public Security office.

    Officers will soon be able to charge people wearing bullet or stab-resistant vests, along with seizing the armour if they dont have a permit. And those people can expect to pay a fine up to $10,000, along with serving six months in the clink.

    Police now have another resource in their fight against gangs in our communities, said Jonathan Denis, Albertas Solicitor General and Minister of Public Safety.

    This initiative doesnt penalize those with a legitimate reason to wear body armour, such as police or security personnel.

    Albertans with professions in policing, security or safety are exempt from the act, while everyone else needs to explain themselves to the solicitor general and public security office.

    A body armour permit costs $50 per year and takes five days to process. Citizens have to pass a criminal background check in order to get a permit.

    Gordon McGowan, president of rearmament distributor MilArm in downtown Edmonton, thinks the act is a knee-jerk reaction to a nonexistent problem.

    Body armour vests are just an Internet search away from anyone who wishes to hide their purchase from the government, McGowan said.

    If I have a reason to own body armour and I want it, why is it up to the government to determine if my reason is legitimate or not? McGowan asked.

    Milarms carries around a dozen VestFriend stab-resistant vests and McGowan said they sell only a few each month. Their most common body armour buying customers are nightclub owners looking to equip their bouncers and doormen.

    He has a strict store policy not to sell body armour to civilians, which keeps the gang-bangers from inquiring said McGowan.

    Source: BY MATT DYKSTRA, http://www.edmontonsun.com

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  •  AMMAN -- An armoured vehicles manufacturing plant was inaugurated at the Zarqa Free Zone on Tuesday. The JD2 million Jordanian and Russian investment will provide regional countries, particularly the Iraqi market, with bullet resistant cars, generating around JD24 million in production annually, according to plant Executive Director Ahmad Suleiman.

    Built on a 3,200 dunums of land, the factory will employ 100 workers from the local community and exploit 80 per cent of the national resources, said Nasser Shreidah, chairman of the Jordanian Free Zones Corporation. He added that the plant, the first of its kind in the region, will provide the regional market with highly developed bulletproof vehicles according to European standards.

    Source: http://www.zawya.com

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  •  New legislation to guard against the use of body armour and fortified vehicles by gang members goes into affect this weekend. People who either have or sell the armour must now have proper licenses or permits. However licensed security guards, and corrections officers are exempt. Anyone driving or owning a vehicle that has been adapted to resist bullets or explosives must also have a special permit. All armoured vehicles must also be inspected. Failure to comply results in fines in the thousands of dollars, and possible incarceration.

    Source: http://www.cjob.com,

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  •  Visiongains analysis indicates that the global military body armour and personal protective gear market will be worth $1.07bn in 2012. The Military Body Armour & Personal Protective Gear Market 2012-2022 report finds that spending on military protective gear and body armour, despite pressure in the form of defence cuts from many predominant military nations, will remain central to defence budgets worldwide.

    The visiongain author of The Military Body Armour & Personal Protective Gear Market 2012-2022 report commented that: Spending by militaries worldwide on body armour will remain a fundamental aspect of defence budgets for years to come, as despite budgetary pressures affecting many Western nations at present, an underlying desire and responsibility to provide the best protection to military personnel will spur demand for new and advanced equipment.


    The report contains 100 tables, charts and figures that quantify and forecast the military body armour & personal protective gear market. Visiongain provides forecasts for the period 2012-2022 in terms of value (US$) for the military body armour & personal protective gear market 2012-2022, as well as for 3 submarkets and 12 leading national military body armour & personal protective gear markets. The report provides profiles of 20 leading companies operating within the market, and includes 3 interviews with experts in the field military body armour, providing specialist insight alongside visiongain analysis.

    The Military Body Armour & Personal Protective Gear Market 2012-2022 report will be of value to current and future potential investors in the field of body armour, as well as companies and research centres who wish to broaden their knowledge of the military body armour & personal protective gear market.

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  •  OSWEGO Aging police vehicles are slated for discussion during tonights Administrative Services Committee meeting, as Oswegos police chief submitted five requests to bolster the departments fleet, which would include the addition of an armored surplus military vehicle.

    Oswego Police Chief Tory DeCaire is asking councilors to approve the purchase of a 2012 Chevy Tahoe and a 2012 Chevy Impala. The vehicles would be purchased at or below New York state contract pricing and the funds would come from the police departments existing budget allotment for vehicles and equipment.

    Also up for discussion is the additional purchase of a 2012 Chevy Tahoe as part of the Operation Stonegarden grant administered through the U.S. Border Patrol. According to the Department of Homeland Security website, Operation Stonegarden accepted competitive proposals for $46.6 million available in 2012. The purpose of the grant money is to enhance cooperation and coordination among local, tribal, territorial, state and federal law enforcement agencies in a joint mission to secure U.S. borders along routes of ingress from international borders, including Canada and Mexico as well as international water borders.

    Along with the updated traditional fleet vehicles, DeCaire is also seeking to acquire a used up-armored surplus military vehicle. Administrative Services Committee Chairman Ron Kaplewicz, R-7th Ward, said he looked forward to hearing about this unusual vehicle. Im sure the chief will tell us what its all about, the chairman said.

    DeCaire noted in his request that there is no cost for the surplus military vehicle, as it will remain the property of the U.S. Department of Defense. He noted there would, however, be some cost associated with shipping the vehicle. The committee agenda described the up-armored addition to the fleet as useful to the police department in quality-of-life enforcement and outreach programs, as well as being available for use in the event of an armed emergency situation.

    Rounding out the departments vehicle requests, the police chief would also like to accept a used 1998 Ford pickup truck as a result of a civil forfeiture. If the department of public works deems the vehicle safe, police plan to use it during investigative work. If the vehicle is deemed unsafe, it will be turned over to the DPW for disposal at auction or other approved means.

    During last years budget negotiations on Aug. 2, DeCaire informed council members that his request of $84,000 for equipment, which included three new police vehicles, had been reduced to $32,000 in the mayors proposed 2012 budget. That would be enough to buy only one new fully equipped police vehicle. The police chief noted that his department used to have a car replacement policy, with two new vehicles included in the budget each year to replace those in the fleet that had acquired high mileage and other maintenance problems from constant use.

    Then we were told, No cars, and we got behind the eight ball, he told councilors at the time. To maintain our cycle, we need two vehicles.

    Councilors Mike Myers, R-2nd Ward, and Shawn Walker, R-4th Ward, looked for ways the city budget could accommodate the police departments needs. City Chamberlain Deb Coad noted before the finalized budget that there were a few key items that had changed since she and former Mayor Randy Bateman had put the initial proposal together and she re-examined it to see if there was possible funding for an additional vehicle. As a result, additional funds were delegated to the police department, increasing the equipment line to $58,000 in the final adopted budget.

    Even though Crown Victorias would no longer be produced, DeCaire believed at the time that there should be enough of these police vehicles to supply his department through 2012.
    Other committee matters up for discussion will include the request to forward a zone change request at 253 W. Utica St. from an R-2 residential to a B-1 neighborhood business district; a request from the citys purchasing agent to forward to the Common Council a resolution to accept the lowest bid submitted by WD Malone Trucking & Excavating Inc. in the amount of $1,341,736.00, for the Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation project, Area 1-Turrill Street Basin; a discussion by the citys fire chief regarding special details for the citys ambulance service; and a proposal from the DPW commissioner for a life jacket loaner program.

    Committee meetings are held in the council chambers on the second floor of City Hall and begin at 7 p.m.

    Source: By JANET REBEOR-DEXTER, http://palltimes.com

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  •  RR Donnelley isnt a name you see very often in TechCrunch, but companies dont survive for nearly 150 years without having one eye trained on the future. With 2011 revenues at an estimated $10.6 billion, the company is one of the worlds largest commercial printers. The printing giant has been stepping up its digital investments of late, and today announced that it has invested $2.5 million in Real Value Corporation, the makers of iPad shopping app, CoffeeTable.

    The Series A investment is the first tranche of a larger investment by RR Donnelley and includes an exclusive marketing relationship between the two companies. CoffeeTable will be using the infusion of institutional capital to launch new personalization and engagement features and hire developers.

    For those unfamiliar, CoffeeTable is a free shopping app for the iPad that aggregates hundreds of retail catalogs to allow users to browse their products on the go, online or offline. CoffeeTable gives shoppers the ability to make purchases from their iPad through secure in-app checkout, while in turn giving retailers a suite of benchmark data and catalog analytics tools that they can use to boost their multi-channel marketing efforts.

    As RR Donnelley is one of the largest printers of retail catalogs in the world, it can now leverage its existing relationship with retailers to help bring CoffeeTable access to a wide range of content from the companies whose products it aggregates, while, in turn, giving those major retailers an additional point of access into the tablet market.

    CoffeeTables app allows users to browse full-screen images of products, with zoom functionality, adding products to a shopping cart, both online and offline. Users can subscribe to their favorite brands and have the latest catalogs delivered to their iPad from retailers that include Crate & Barrel, Lands End, West Elm, etc. Beyond offering quick checkout across all catalogs through its Express Checkout, CoffeeTable also offers giveaways, seasonal pop-up shops, and flash deals which are applied at check out.

    Catalogs are collectively a $270 billion industry, and while individual retailers may offer their own tablet shopping apps, CoffeeTable brings them all together in one place, presumably offering a better shopping experience for the end user. Together, the two companies seem to be looking to establish an Amazon for retail catalogs, and with further development of analytics tools, retailers will be able to get a better sense of the mobile purchasing behavior of consumers something many of them are lacking.

    Source: http://techcrunch.com

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  •  A new blast defence mechanism could double vehicle protection against mine explosions without additional armour, according to its inventor.

    The active belly plate system developed by Advanced Blast & Ballistic Systems (ABBS) exerts a force against the floor of the vehicle to reduce floor deformation and help stop the vehicle from being thrown into the air.

    The technology, which has been taken to proof-of-concept stage, works by exploiting the short delay between a mine going off and the explosion hitting the underside of the vehicle, using this time to counteract the force of the mine.

    Originally I was dealing with the global acceleration, which is the vehicle jumping in the air, and that on its own can kill you, Roger Sloman, managing director of ABBS and inventor of the system, told The Engineer.

    And then I thought that if you put the force down a column in the vehicle onto the belly plate, you can keep the floor down as well, which is even more important. So its a very simple concept of actively opposing the force of the mine.

    Because it deals with global acceleration, the technology should protect lighter cars as well as armoured vehicles. You dont carry around huge amounts of mass to counteract the blast, said Sloman. You can double the mine blast capability of a system, at least.

    The system detects the shockwaves of a blast, which travel at the speed of sound and arrive around 20 milliseconds before the mass of the explosion, providing enough time for the belly plate to react.

    ABBS received 116,000 from the Ministry of Defences Centre for Defence Enterprise to develop the technology and is now seeking funding to build a commercial prototype of the device.

    Sloman said it could be further developed to provide specific forces to match each explosion. Either you can set everything off or you can analyse the strength of the shockwave and get an estimate of the size of the mine and where it is and therefore you can tune the response.

    Source: By Stephen Harris, http://www.theengineer.co.uk

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  •  A liquid body armour is being developed by BAE Systems (a global defence company) that hardens on impact. The liquid is made up of "freely suspended" particles that "lock" together when disturbed. The benefits include its lightness, flexibility and a reduced injury risk compared to alternatives such as Kevlar.

    Self-sculpting smart sand

    Researchers at the Distributed Robotics Laboratory of MIT are developing robotic cubes that will work like smart self-sculpting sand. In one experiment, one-centimetre-squared cubes contained a microprocessor cabable of storing 32 kilobytes with tiny magnets on the edges that could enable the formation of complex 3D shapes.
    Via BBC.

    Make your own robot

    Another MIT initiative may allow people with no specialised training to become robotics engineers thanks to the ubiquitous technology of 3D printing. If a bespoke robot is required, any individual could download a blueprint, tweak it to suit their need and print a rudimentary robot that will be fully functional within 24 hours.

    Source: http://www.nzherald.co.nz

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  •  MEPs in Strasbourg have questioned the European Commission (EC) about the security of biometric passports following reports of problems with the documents in a number of countries including France and the Netherlands.
    Back in 2008, the European Parliament (EP) identified weak points in the system including problems with the reliability of fingerprints taken from children and the elderly; error rates; lack of experience of the technologies being used; and the risk of fraud at various stages of document deployment. As a result, the EP asked the EC to commission studies into these areas, which are expected to conclude later this year.
    According to the EP, between 500,000 and 1 million of Frances 6.5 million biometric passports in circulation are estimated to be false, having been obtained using counterfeit documents.
    In the Netherlands, an examination of 448 cases by local the authorities in Roermund found that 21% of the fingerprints were non-verifiable and therefore useless.
    As a result, MEPs invited EC representatives to a plenary session on 19 April 2012 to respond to their questions about the effectiveness of biometric passports. They have also asked if it will now consider re-evaluating the rules governing the issue of ePassports in the EU.

    Source: http://www.securitydocumentworld.com

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  •  The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has produced 75 million electronic passports at its secure production facilities in Washington, D.C. and Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

    The electronic, or e-passport program, launched in 2005 and includes an integrated, secure chip and antenna incorporating numerous security features. GPO and the Department of State developed the U.S. e-passport in response to the requirements for Visa Waiver Program countries in the 2002 Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act.

    The Department of State loads personal information, including the travelers photograph, digitally onto the chip in each passport. This is the same data that is visually displayed on the photo page of the e-Passport. No personal data is handled by GPO or its suppliers.

    We appreciate GPOs continued support of the Department and our efforts to modernize the U.S. passport. Passport issuance, a function of the Departments Bureau of Consular Affairs, is our most visible domestic public service program, said Michael D. Kirby, principal deputy assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs.

    Source: http://www.contactlessnews.com

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  •  Chinas Ministry of Public Security announced that after three years of preparations, the authorities countrywide will start issuing electronic ordinary passports from May 15 onwards.
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    The e-passport will contain an electronic chip, which stores personal information of the holder, including name, data of birth, photo, fingerprint and signature.

    The Ministry says that the e-passports are compliant with standards released by ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation), ensuring security and privacy of the personal information of holders.

    The application process will largely remain the same, with two additional steps to collect the applicants fingerprint information and signature. Citizens who are under 16 years old or whose fingerprints are missing are exempted from the fingerprint collection process, according the Ministry.

    The new e-passports will have a refined design, with images representing the 31 provincial level jurisdictions, Hong Kong & Macau Special Administrative Regions, as well as Tiananmen, the Great Wall and the Temple of Heaven.

    The Ministry says that more than 10 million passports were issued countrywide last year. And this figure is expected to rise by 20 per cent this year.

    Since 2004, more than 90 countries and territories have started issuing e-passports. And China started issuing electronic official & diplomatic passports last year.

    Source: FutureGov- Asia
  •  MONEY printer De La Rue has cashed in on strong demand for banknotes and passports but stayed quiet over talk it was stockpiling new Greek drachmas.
    The group, which produces more than 150 national currencies, stamps, driving licences and cash sorting equipment, printed 6.4 billion banknotes last year, 8 per cent more than the previous year.
    The start of production on a UK Government deal to produce passports also contributed to a 73 per cent rise in annual profits to 57.7million on revenues up 14 per cent to 528million.
    The firm has won contracts from countries such as South Sudan, which introduced a new currency following independence.
    But it stayed tight-lipped on talk that it had drawn up draft plans to print a new Greek currency should Athens quit the euro.
    De La Rue said last year that the eurozones problems could create opportunities.
    Chief executive Tim Cobbold said: Its always our policy not to comment on matters like that.
    The group, the profits of which in 2011 tumbled after paper production issues with major customer the Reserve Bank of India, has begun a shake-up to boost profits to more than 100million next year.
    It said it made good progress, achieving efficiency improvements that contributed about 8million to operating profit.
    A new banknote sorter, which can handle up to 2,000 notes a minute, drove a 14 per cent rise in revenue in the cash processing gear arm.
    But lower customer demand led to falling profits and flat revenues at its security product division, which makes holograms for sports tickets and other valuable printed items.
    De La Rue said orders rose 14 per cent to 248million and it was on track to hit annual hopes. Cobbold said: The face value of cash in circulation is growing, particularly in countries where populations and affluence are rising.
    The shares fell 32p to 976p.

    Source: By Philip Waller, http://www.express.co.uk

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  •  Indias electronic passport project has hit a roadblock as the Amsterdam-based company Gelmalto, selected for supplying chips came under scanner for its alleged role in smart card rollout in Pakistan.

    The Ministry of External Affairs has sought a fresh security clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs for Gemalto, which was selected to supply chips for the pilot project in 2008. The MNC was reported to be impementing smart card project in Pakistan.

    The Ministry of Home Affairs asked the Department of Economic Affairs under the Ministry of Finance to obtain a self-disclosure report from Gemalto, detailing its businesses in Pakistan. It is also understood to have engaged intelligence agencies to assess if Gemaltos business in Pakistan could pose a security threat to India in case it is allowed to continue supplying chips for the project.

    Gemalto, however, claimed that the company had never participated in any government project in Pakistan. We have never had any government projects with Pakistan, a spokesperson of the company stated in response to queries from Deccan Herald.
    The Gemalto spokesperson said the company did serve governments of over 50 countries with its secure document and e-government solutions.

    Gemalto was known as Axalto before the latter merged with Gemplus on June 2, 2006. Axalto, however, had in August 2005 announced to have supplied high-end EMV (Europay-Mastercard-Visa) chip to Pakistans United Bank Limited.

    As the UBL had pioneered EMV rollout in Pakistan, Axalto had provided the bank with a package that included data preparation, cards supply and personalisation solution.

    Gemalto was in September 2008 selected to supply its Sealys eTravel solution to India Security Press for the e-passport pilot project, aimed at issuing tamper-proof and secure travel documents to diplomats and officials. The Sealys eTravel package included contact-less communications component of the electronic passports made by the India Security Press. It also included advanced secure operating system and microprocessor that stores and protects the holders digital identity as well as the communications antenna.

    The MEA had plans to start issuing e-passports to ordinary citizens in the second phase. But it recently said that the project had to be deferred as it had to seek fresh security clearance from the MHA in respect of a technically qualified bidder (Gemalto).

    Gemalto did not give a specific reply to a query from Deccan Herald on whether the company had submitted the self-disclosure report to the Indian Government. However, in a consolidated response to a set of queries, its spokesperson said the company maintained the policy of customer confidentiality and did not comment on the details of its customers operations and processes.

    Notably, in a recent report, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs had expressed concern over the doubtful background of Gemalto.

    Source: http://www.deccanherald.com

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  •  With big government contracts up for grabs, we take a look at six of the vehicles vying for military money.
    In service since 1984, the Humvee isnt getting any younger. Right now the United States military is in possession of nearly 18,500 of them, all of which are set to be replaced by an as-of-yet-to-be-determined successor in 2015. Enter the suppliers and contractors who are all vying for a piece of the government pie. And who can blame them? With $5 billion being awarded across three winning companies each liable to receive up to $65 million for preproduction engineering, manufacturing, and development the race to supply the military with its next Joint Light Tactical Vehicle is underway.
    Of course, whenever government contract money is at stake rest assured there are multiple players in line gunning for it. And with the United States government preparing to dish out billions in contract cash in order to replace the iconic military Humvee, competition is fierce.
    Last month, AM General, makers of the original Humvee, unveiled its Blast-Resistant Vehicle-Off Road (BRV-O) in Detroit, but they arent the only ones aiming to win those government greenbacks. Stiff opposition from Oshkosh Defense, Lockheed Martin, and BAE Systems, among others, all of which are vying for one of three contracts on the line.
    Given that these hardcore military machines are truly a sight to behold, here is a quick rundown of the six vehicles battling it out.

    BRV-O:
    Makers of the original Humvee, AM Generals BRV-O is somewhat of a latecomer to the party. Shown for the first time last month in Detroit, the BRV-O features a six-cylinder, 3.2-liter turbocharged engine which is said to churn out 300 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque.
    Inside, the BRV-O s crew capsule features energy-absorbing seats, shaped underbody, and modular armor for maximum protection. Of course, added armor can quickly pack on the pounds, reducing overall vehicular mobility. AM General seems to have addressed these issues thanks in large part to an increased payload that provides a margin for added armor, as well as a unique self-leveling suspension aimed at increasing the BRV-Os tactical maneuverability.

    Eagle:
    A joint effort between General Dynamics Land Systems and AM General, The Eagle may not appear as shiny and bleeding edge as some of its counterparts, but that may just provide it with the advantage it needs to allow the Eagle to soar over the competition. In fact, military buffs will no doubt already be familiar with the Eagle, seeing as how its a repurposed version of the Eagle IV, which General Dynamics European Land systems has supplied to the German military since 2008.
    The Eagle isnt as new, but it is tried and tested; and, perhaps more importantly, its relatively cheap at less than $260,000 a pop.

    Lockheed JLTV:
    With utility in mind, the JLVT a collaborative endeavor consisting of multiple companies including Meritor Defense, L-3 Combat Propulsion Systems, Vehma International of America, with Lockheed Martin at the helm has been designed from the ground up to be one of more versatile and cost effective entries into the U.S. Army and Marine Corps JLTV competition.
    Already a winning bidder for the first phase of JLTV development, Lockheed was forced into making several modifications to its design by reducing the amount of exotic (read: expensive) materials such as titanium after the Pentagons requirements changed for the second phase of the competition.

    Saratoga:
    Launched in October of 2011, Navistar Defenses Saratoga is yet another entry into the U.S. militarys Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program. Originally designed to target a gap in the light tactical vehicle market, the Saratoga provides a tactical salvo of components aimed at improved mission effectiveness, including metallic or composite add-on armor, and is capable of withstanding arms fire, mine blasts, and IEDs.
    Under the armored hood the Saratoga features a fire-breathing V8 capable of pumping out 340 horsepower and 660 pound-feet of torque.

    Valanx:
    Aside from sporting the coolest name of the bunch, BAE Systems Valanx also happens to feature a Ford Power Stroke 6.7-liter turbocharged diesel engine, which BAE indicates gives it a leg up against the competition by providing the best fuel economy, horsepower, and torque of any engine in its class.
    Truck enthusiasts out there will immediately be familiar with the Power Stroke. Its the same engine Ford uses in its F-Series Super Duty trucks. Previously, the Valanx utilized a Navistar engine in favor of its current mill, but made the switch to the more powerful Ford engine, which is capable of producing an impressive 400 horsepower and 800 pound-feet of torque.
    Other specifics regarding the powertrain remain undisclosed, so were not entirely sure whether the engine specs in the Valanx will exactly match up with that of a 2012 F-250 Super Duty.

    L-ATV:
    While the Valanx may score points with its tough-as-nails name and rather futuristic mobile-command-on-wheels design, it is the Oshkosh Defenses L-ATV that wins us over with its rugged looks and take-no-prisoners attitude.
    Built independently and from the ground up, the Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle will make use of Oshkoshs Tak-4i intelligent suspension system already used in more than 20,000 vehicles. And because fuel economy is a growing concern, Oshkosh offers its ProPulse hybrid diesel-electric drive train.
    According to Oshkosh, the L-ATV features a scalable and advanced crew protection system which can provide dynamic defense capabilities depending on operational and battlefield needs.

    Source: BY AMIR ILIAIFAR, http://www.digitaltrends.com

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  •  OGDEN After being questioned about their use of new license plate recognition technology, the Ogden Police Department put the equipment on display.

    The OPD gave a demonstration to local media Wednesday on how and why they use Automated License Plate Recognition, a new technology that provides continuous and high-speed monitoring of traffic areas.

    Ogden has one ALPR-fitted vehicle, which costs about $50,000 and features four cameras mounted on top of the police car, with a special computer inside. The department has had the vehicle for about one year.

    OPD crime analyst Dave Weloth said the technology can be used in data-mining efforts related to crime scene investigation, criminal travel patterns, hot spots and for other intelligence purposes.

    Weloth said that, among other things, the system can immediately alert officers of wanted individuals, assist in stolen vehicle recovery and assist in Amber alerts.

    Master Officer Tim Shelstead said he has found three stolen vehicles in the past year as a result of having the technology.

    My job would be greatly hindered without it, Shelstead said.

    But the Utah Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union said it is concerned with how information associated with the technology is used, stored and protected.

    In late May, the OPD was one of three Utah law enforcement agencies targeted by the Utah ACLU with records requests seeking information about the technology.

    The ACLU also sent requests to the Utah Highway Patrol and the Iron County Sheriffs Office.

    A copy of the records request to the OPD shows that the ACLU is seeking information on exactly what type of data is obtained with the technology, who within the OPD can access that data, what procedures those outside of the department must go through to obtain the data and how long data is stored.

    Ogden Police Chief Mike Ashment said he understands the ACLUs concern about the possible misuse of citizen information, but proper safeguards are in place to make sure that doesnt happen.

    We implement the same policies we do with everything else, he said. This is no different than any other tool we use that involves information on people or their vehicle.

    Ashment said the technology fits in with the departments overall approach of using technology to be more effective and efficient in solving crimes.

    We are tasked with ensuring the safety of the community, he said. This is another tool to help us do our jobs better and more efficiently.

    Source: By Mitch Shaw, http://www.standard.net

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  •  Iowa City parking officers may soon hear an alarm if they pass vehicles parked illegally or harboring unpaid tickets using an expensive technology thats the envy of many law enforcement officials.

    The citys Transportation Services Department is looking for vendors and has set aside $154,000 in its budget for a License Plate Recognition system, which works by mounting a high-definition camera on top of a vehicle that takes photos of license plates and runs them through a scofflaw database. Such software still is rare in Iowa but is picking up steam as it becomes more affordable and accessible.

    The idea is to make parking enforcement more efficient, said Mark Rummel, associate director of Transportation Services. Rather than checking each vehicle in a parking lot or row of meters individually, the software would automatically scan nearby vehicles and sound an alarm if it detects a violation.

    I think just the time its going to save us is going to be huge, he said. Its a pretty vast area that we try and cover.

    Police departments in Iowa, including Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, have looked into such software, but most say its too expensive.

    We couldnt afford it right now, said Sgt. Cristy Hamblin, spokeswoman for the Cedar Rapids Police Department.

    Officials with the Iowa City Police Department didnt return calls for comment, but Assistant to the City Manager Geoff Fruin said LPR technology hasnt been discussed for the ICPD.

    Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek said LPR would be ideal for recovering stolen vehicles or catching barred drivers, but it ultimately is too expensive to be worth it.

    As youre going through downtown Lone Tree, to be running every license plate you go by, I could see where that could be useful, he said.

    Private vendors must submit their proposals to the city by July 12, and the City Council will need to approve the contract. Rummel said he hopes to have the software up and running by late fall at the earliest. It would be installed in one of the departments Ford Connects but could be put in more in the future, he said.

    The Transportation Services Department only has access to parking violations, permits and meter records, Rummel said, so the software wouldnt be able to tell whether a vehicle is stolen or whether theres a warrant for the owners arrest, at least not without access to those databases. It would detect whether vehicles have more than $50 in citations that are more than 10 days old, he said.

    University of Iowa Parking and Transportation Director Dave Ricketts said that depending on the cost, his department would be interested in using the software as well.

    Weve got 16,000 parking spaces, he said. Yes, it would help.

    LPR technology has become much more reliable and less expensive over the past 10 years, Ricketts said.

    LPR is definitely going to be in our future, he said. How we use it is unclear yet, whether its enforcement, cashiering or security, but were headed that way.

    The Polk County Sheriffs Department installed an LPR system in one of its patrol cars last summer that can check for things such as arrest warrants, stolen vehicles and missing persons, Sgt. Jana Rooker said. The department received a nearly $26,000 Department of Justice grant to pay for the software.

    Rather than having the officer type license plate numbers into their computers while driving, the software automatically scans plates and sounds an alarm if it detects a warrant or violation, she said.

    So as the officer is driving down the road, almost every vehicle it encounters on the road, that license plate can be checked within a matter of seconds with this software, Rooker said.

    But not everyone is excited at the sound of that.

    Ben Stone, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, said hes concerned about the governments ability to store the data it collects through LPR software. Steps must be taken now while LPR use is in its early stages to ensure data thats collected is destroyed, Stone said.

    As databases become interconnected and synced, more and more and more of this kind of surveillance technology can create the ability of the government to instantly create a dossier, a profile of what people are doing, he said.

    Source: By Tara Bannow, http://www.press-citizen.com

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  •  Infineon Technologies announced it is supplying the security chips for Malaysias new national electronic identity cards. Known as MyKad, the smart card features Infineons SLE 78 security controller with Integrity Guard security technology, combined with SOLID FLASH for fast deployment capability. ??

    MyKad is a multi-application national electronic identity card, including biometric identification, which will enable the implementation of additional functions such as driver license, health, ATM, e-signature and eGovernment services. In the past years, Malaysia issued approximately 2 million new identity cards each year.

    Identity cards are used for many years and are subject to intense wear. This is why they must meet specific high requirements. In particular, the bearers personal data should be secured during the entire life of the card. ??

    ?The Infineon SOLID FLASH product provides flexibility by using non-volatile memory technologies. The security certified flash product enables a faster reaction to market changes through short lead times and flexible product usage and offers advantages in logistics, development and throughout the certification process.

    A full range of SOLID FLASH products are Common Criteria certified by the Federal Office for Security in Information Technology in Germany as well as type approved by EMVCo making it the choice for many applications while keeping flexibility for upcoming changes. ??

    MyKad also uses Infineons Integrity Guard security technology. For identification documents with high demands on security, it offers long lasting security with encrypted Dual CPU-core. With this technology, data is encrypted along the entire data path during processing. The security controller core has two processing units, constantly checking each others correct function by utilizing error detection.

    Infineons SLE 78 product family with Integrity Guard is used in eGovernment applications, such as the electronic health card, the electronic identification card and in residence permits with biometric data

    Source: http://www.secureidnews.com

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  •  May sound strange nevertheless true. The armoured car business is booming in the drug-hit Mexico, which, after Sunday election, voted back to power the Institutional Revolutionary Party after 12 years. This party had the unique history of ruling Mexico for over 70 long years between 1929 and 2000.

    The purchase of armoured car has been necessitated by the fact that the country has lost 55,000 people in the last six years in drug-related violence.

    To keep themselves safe (from various drug cartels) while travelling many people are opting to buy armoured cars. They consider their vehicles as safe havens.

    Media reports from Mexico suggests that the sale of armoured cars in the last four years have increased by 1000 per cent.

    A middle-size SUV outfitted with armour is bullet-resistant and can withstand 15 to 20 rounds of bullets fired from a handgun. They are also called family tanks and became a top issue in the recently held election.

    Enrique Pena Nieto, who finally won the presidential election, had said during the campaign that he wants to focus on curbing violence in the streets and less on catching drug cartel leaders and blocking the flow of drugs into the United States. The US wants most of the Latin American countries, where the drug mafia rules the roost, to intensify their battle against the drug mafia.

    Countries like Peru in South America, which saw decline in the drug cartel, has witnessed their re-emergence recently.

    President-elect 45-year old Enrique Pena Nieto had promised to reinvigorate the economy and reduce rampant drug violence. He will take office in December for a six-year term and thus will restore the party that dominated Mexican politics for most of the past century, at times ruthlessly.

    But against he general prediction of a big victory he ended up only 5.4 percentage points ahead of his leftist rival, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

    Pena Nieto got 37.6 percent support compared to 32.2 percent for Lopez Obrador and 25.4 percent for ruling party candidate Josefina Vazquez Mota.

    The ruling National Action Party (PAN) suffered a crushing defeat as it failed to curb the fierce violence of a drug war that has killed 55,000 people and battered Mexicos image.

    Having run Mexico as a virtual one-party state for most of the 20th century, the PRI was ousted in an election 12 years ago. It finished third place in the 2006 presidential election.

    But Pena Nieto, a former governor of the state of Mexico (2005-11), restored the partys pride.

    Not only has he promised to lift economic growth to about six percent a year and create jobs but also draw the heat out of a drug war that has killed more than 55,000 people since late 2006. His main reform proposals include allowing more private investment in Mexicos state-run oil industry.

    Source: http://nvonews.com

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  •  Xtek has announced that it has completed construction of its first large scale XTclave body armour production plant.

    According to the company the new plant is capable of manufacturing more than 1000 high tech body armour plates per day, and will enable the Australian company to supply defence and law enforcement agencies around the world.

    The company has spent the last five years working towards construction of its commercial scale manufacturing plant, after building its initial small prototype plant in 2008.

    XTek says "the ability of this technology to consistently produce advanced technical composites, such as precision, void free, structural carbon fibre reinforced laminates, capable of withstanding extreme thermal loading is significant.

    "It is believed that this could have considerable utility in areas such as aerospace and aviation industries, in which small numbers of high value products are routinely manufactured according to exacting standards."

    Source: http://www.myfen.com.au

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  •  BANGALORE: From July, including the first Sunday, the regional passport office (RPO), in Bangalore will accept passport application manually at its office in Koramangala.

    "Beginning with the Passport Mela scheduled on June 30 and July 1, the applicants for passport can directly approach the counters at RPO and the passports issued at RPO will have all security precautions, though the applications are accepted manually," said a spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs ( MEA).

    Biometrics: The ministry will commence incorporating the biometrics as required in countries abroad from 2013. "The passports with biometrics will be introduced from next year and the ministry is trying to install required technical back up by then. For the present the passports will not have bio-metrics as per international standards," the spokesperson said.

    The ministry also held discussions with the employees representatives of RPOs across the country and has reached for an understanding to re-schedule of working hours in view of seven day working day for RPOs to overcome the large quantity of pending applications before the various RPOs.

    "We have convinced the employees of RPOs about the fatigue factor they had to face because of the long working hours, that include the week-end holidays. Once we stabilize the pending numbers of passport applications through the exercise we will revert back to five-days a week schedule. We hope that the pending applications can be cleared by July 7 and July 8, the last two days for Passport Mela," the he said.

    Source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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  •  HID Global says it has shipped more than 150 million high-technology eID solutions to governments for citizen IDs around the world.
    The firm has marked this milestone at a ceremony in Ireland, where it has a high-security eID credential facility producing products for access and identification-related applications such as ePassports and contactless swipe ID/access cards.
    We are proud to be a key provider of secure contactless technology to governments for eIDs worldwide, says Anthony Ball, senior vice president, Identity and Access Management (IAM), HID Global. More than 150 million people worldwide, almost a third of all citizens using high-security ePassports and identity credentials, carry our technology with them. We are exporting technology and know-how to every continent, and our local workforce and the entire community can be very proud of this milestone, as well as our contribution to a critical aspect of the worlds security.
    HID Global says it has shipped more than 100 million components used in ePassports in 30 countries, which comprises approximately 28% of the worlds market. According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), as of December 2011, a total of 355 million ePassports had been issued globally. The vast majority of EU countries, as well as numerous states outside of Europe, are now issuing machine-readable ePassports. The company has also shipped more than 50 million microchip-based inlays used in eIDs in 22 countries. Other notable achievements include providing tens of millions of units for a variety of European ePassports.
    Set up 15 years ago, the Ireland facility was acquired in 2007 by HID Global. According to the company, it has expanded the operation and made it into one of the countrys most advanced secure technology facilities to accommodate the growing global trend toward eIDs and ePassports. Now one of Connemara Gaeltachts largest employers, the operation is dedicated to eGovernment product research, development and manufacturing, and includes a world competence centre for HID Globals high technology RFID-enabled components.
    HID Global is at the centre of an important global trend, says Craig Sandness, vice president of sales at the firms Government ID Solutions division. Governments worldwide are shifting to eIDs to dramatically improve the security, privacy, convenience and confident authentication needed in border and access control, and other important identification-related applications such as national IDs, driving licences, electronic voting and health care. As a leading high-security ePassport and eID component producer, we are able to provide the complete assembly of these critical components from one source.

    Source: http://www.securitydocumentworld.com

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  •  The International Armoring Corporation (IAC) was founded by Mark Burton in Ogden, Utah, in 1993. He initially planned to manufacture 24 vehicles, but ended up with more than 225 in the first year in business. Since then more than 8,000 vehicles have rolled out of the IAC facilities. Although at the beginning the company provided heavy-duty armored vehicles only for security companies and military contractors, the emergence of the civilian armored-vehicle market made IAC focus on conventional vehicles too.
    IAC offers a lightweight, flexible, bullet-resistant material, which is a blend of synthetic fiber laminates called Armormax, which weighs only 3.9 pounds per square foot. For $65,000 to $85,000 IAC can transform any car into an armor-plated automotive fantasy. The most popular choices are large luxury sedans and suburban-type SUVs, but IAC has also transformed smaller cars such as Toyota Camrys, Maybachs and Aston Martins.
    Burton estimates that around 20% of his customers seek protected transportation to mitigate a known threat or have been targeted for attack in the past, and around 50% just seek an insurance against random acts of violence, such as carjackings.

    Source: http://www.inautonews.com

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  •  William Whyte once boasted in an interview with a Toronto newspaper that his armour-plated vehicles were pretty awesome machines and that his customers included a good friend of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    But when the Canadian man entered into a multi-million-dollar contract to supply the U.S. Defense Department with 32 armoured gun trucks to protect VIPs in Iraq, he only delivered seven and none of them met the bullet- and blast-protecting requirements, according to a federal grand jury indictment handed down this week in Virginia.

    Federal prosecutors announced late Thursday that Whyte, 67, president of Ontario-based Armet Armored Vehicles, and his company have been charged with three counts of major fraud against the United States, seven counts of wire fraud and three counts of false, fictitious and fraudulent claims.

    The charges have not been proven in court and in a statement emailed to Postmedia News, Whyte, who is not in custody, said he was shocked at the allegations against me, which I totally deny. He also said he was prepared to meet with U.S. prosecutors.

    John Lichtenstein, Whytes lawyer in Roanoke, Va., said Friday there was nothing he could say about the case.

    Armet, based in King City, Ont., has been armouring vehicles for more than 30 years and has manufacturing sites in Bradford, Ont., Danville, Va., and Tangiers, Morocco, according to a detailed company profile on Industry Canadas website, which was updated in late 2011.

    The company has an impeccable worldwide standing and counts as its clients heads of state, diplomats, government agencies, multinational corporations, police forces and discriminating individuals worldwide, the profile states. Its government clients include departments in Canada, the U.S., United Arab Emirates, Europe and Russia.

    Officials with Public Works and Government Services Canada said Friday they were searching to see what, if any, contracts the government may have had with Armet.

    According to the indictment, the U.S. Joint Contracting Command in Baghdad awarded Armet a $4.7 million contract in April 2006 for 24 armoured gun trucks.

    A few months later, a $1.5 million contract was awarded to Armet to build eight more trucks.

    The vehicles were to be used to transport Iraqi VIPs through hostile and dangerous environments.

    According to the indictment, the first 24 vehicles were to be delivered by July 31, 2006, but Armet failed to meet the deadline.

    By October 2006, only four trucks had been delivered.

    The following month, Armet, citing cash-flow problems, sought an advance payment of $1 million, the indictment says. The U.S. military agreed to pay the company $824,531.

    But instead of using that money to build more trucks, the money was diverted for other business and personal expenditures, the indictment alleges.

    By early 2008, the company had delivered a total of seven vehicles, six of which were accepted by the U.S. military.

    There were other problems.

    The contracts required that the vehicles be bulletproof and that their undercarriages be able to withstand explosions. Armet had promised that the floors of the vehicles could withstand various assaults, including blasts from two U.S. M67 anti-personnel grenades.

    But none of the trucks delivered met the required specifications, according to the indictment.

    The vehicles were also supposed to be equipped with special tires that could withstand punctures. The first five vehicles did not have such tires.

    (The defendants) knew that all of the armoured gun trucks they had provided were defective and would not protect the officials that they were intended to protect, the indictment states.

    The U.S. military ended its contracts with Armet in March 2008.

    On Friday, Armets website, www.aavi.com, redirected visitors to the website of another company, Terradyne Armored Vehicles, based in Newmarket, Ont.

    In an emailed statement, Terradyne president Durward Smith said: I can tell you that we have no affiliation with Armet nor its owner. A vehicle design was purchased from them with a temporary redirect of the website to capture any potential business as our understanding is that Armet is no longer making armoured vehicles.

    Whyte, an ex-York Regional Police officer, has a connection to an infamous heist at an armoured car company 20 years ago.

    In November 1992, armed and masked robbers targeted National Armored Ltd. in Concord, Ont., and made off with more than $8 million in cash and cheques from a vault.

    Whyte managed the armoured carrier company at the time.

    Source: By Douglas Quan, http://o.canada.com

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  •  JD Leipold of U.S. Army public affairs has this article on female body armour:

    Today, both male and female Soldiers wear body armor that has been designed for men. But the Army plans to field to women next summer a new type of body armor, designed for them, that will be shorter in the torso with more customized adjustments specific to the female form.

    Until that happens, the 14 percent of the Army who are women will continue to wear one of the 11 sizes of the Improved Outer Tactical Vest, or IOTV, that are worn by their male counterparts.

    Following anthropomorphic sizing and fitting studies overseas, and also at Fort Bragg, N.C., West Point, N.Y., and Fort Campbell, Ky., between 2009 and 2011, Program Executive Office, or PEO, Soldier started developing female body armor prototypes that addressed the physical differences between the sexes.

    Lt. Col. Frank J. Lozano, the product manager for Soldier Protective Equipment, said one thing his shop realized quickly from the studies was that women generally have narrower shoulders than males. The shoulder area on the new IOTV design was brought in closer to the neck by adding more fabric and opening the area around the armpits.

    The change translates to increased range of motion in the shoulders and upper arms and also allows weapons to be seated in the shoulder weld. The extra material and adjustment straps also allows darting to be incorporated much as it is on a womans blouse which will give a more secure and customized fit.

    Most females tend to have a narrow or thinner waist as it relates to the chest area, so we pulled the waist area in, Lozano said, adding that its not always a one-to-one relationship. Some women will want more room in the waist area so we allowed for adjustability in the cummerbund in the back which can be pulled in tighter or let out more than on the standard IOTV.

    PEO Soldier also realized through its multiple studies that the typical torso length for women was for the most part shorter than that of men. The female IOTV will be shorter at the bottom. Lozano said the new design will keep the IOTV from rubbing on the hips, which can cause chafing while walking.

    Female Soldiers had also advised PEO Soldier that the standard IOTV, with its longer torso, causes the front armor plate to press into their thighs when they are seated. This cuts off blood flow to their legs. The female version of the IOTV, with its shortened torso, will address this issue. Additionally, a new exterior plate pocket will allow the armor plate to be inserted from the side in a more diagonal fashion.

    Though not part of the female version of the IOTV design, the Army is also looking for ways to develop armor plating that better conforms to the human body.

    The challenge right now is that when you bring in those complex curvatures, the plate loses some of its strength, Lozano said. Were working with some armor manufacturers to invest in a manufacturing capability that finds the right chemistry to develop the soft and hard armor necessary to have a complex curved plate at a light weight that still defeats the threats.

    Developments in protective plate design will make ballistic protection more comfortable and form-fitting for both female and male Soldiers, but thats a way off.

    Lozano said in the September-October timeframe PEO Soldier will begin fielding 100 prototypes to female engagement teams from the 101st Airborne Division to evaluate.

    There are 30 females who well provide with spares and repair parts, he said. Well hold some in reserve in case other females get added to the teams. Theyll do user evaluations, then provide feedback to us that well wrap into the final iteration of the design and look to field to a brigade combat team by next summer.

    Source: http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com
  •  KATHMANDU: The government is planning to introduce the smart card concept in the transport sector after a gap of two years. The Department of Transport Management has decided to introduce smart cards for driving licences and bill books from the current fiscal year.

    The department will call a global tender for the smart card soon, said director general of the department Chandraman Shrestha. We have regenerated the concept following a directive from the Ministry of Physical Planning, Works and Transport Management, he said. The ministry has decided to introduce smart cards in mid-July to reform the transport sector.

    Earlier, in 2010, minister for labour and transport management Mohamed Aftab Alam had tried to introduce smart cards for licences and bill books. However, the process was halted after the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority suspected irregularities in the process.

    Minister Aftab had formed a committee in the ministry to carry out the bidding process breaching the area of the department. According to law, the department should have started the bidding process. The commission found discrepancies in the process.

    According to Shrestha, the tender process will start in three months and implementation of the smart cards will begin at the end of the current fiscal year. We are serious about implementing it, he said, adding that smart cards can be effective in controlling the use of fake driving licences and bill books.

    The Asian Development Bank is providing financial support for the initiative.

    Similarly, the department is also planning to introduce embossed number plates for vehicles. The introduction of embossed number plates will help control criminal activities. Embossed number plates cant be changed easily, so it will reduce the use of vehicles in crimes, he said.

    Former director general of the department Saradchandra Paudel had envisioned the concept three years back. We have been conducting a feasibility study, he said, adding it will be implemented this year once the study shows a positive result. Tender will be called soon, he added.

    Nearly 1.4 million vehicles are registered in the country including more than 850,000 motorcycles. The policy will affect vehicles plying across the country. The department is planning to implement the smart card from Bagmati zone where about 50 per cent vehicles are registered.

    Meanwhile, the department has completed building digital record of driving licences and bill books in all its 14 zonal offices. The process was started about a decade back. Similarly, the department has introduced e-billing system for collecting transport revenue licence or vehicle registration and for renewing them.

    Source: http://www.thehimalayantimes.com

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  •  ALEXANDRIA, VA.Prosecutors indicted a South Korean company and five of its employees on Thursday for stealing the recipe for making Kevlar body armour from the DuPont Co.

    The indictment in U.S. District Court in Alexandria alleges that Kolon Industries engaged in a seven-year conspiracy to steal secrets on the manufacturing process for Kevlar and a similar product called Twaron produced by a large Japanese chemical company, Teijin Limited.

    Kolon would hire current and former DuPont employees as consultants who would provide confidential information about Kevlar, including its polymerization process and details of the manufacturing process, according to the indictment. Kevlar is made at a factory in Richmond.

    Kolon used those secrets to improve its process for making Heracron, a product that competes with Kevlar, according to the indictment.

    Several longtime DuPont employees are identified as unindicted co-conspirators in the indictment who received payments of up to $143,000 (U.S.) to engage in the scheme, according to court records. One of the former employees, Michael Mitchell, has already been sentenced to 18 months in prison for his role in the scheme.

    Last year in Richmond, a civil jury awarded DuPont a $920 million (U.S.) judgment against Kolon, which is appealing the verdict and also fighting an injunction that would bar it from selling Heracron in the U.S. for 20 years.

    Source: http://www.thestar.com

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  •  The Imprimerie Nationale, the official supplier and printer to the French government, has chosen Datacard Group to provide systems for Frances e-passport program.

    Datacard will install Datacard PB6500 passport issuance systems. These automated, inline high-volume passport production systems will be able to issue up to 25,000 passports a day.

    The systems configuration includes automated leafing, inline inkjet printing, smart card encoding, laser perforation and enhanced lamination of secure thin-film overlays. The systems universal interface comes through Datacards Syntera customization suite software to act as a bridge to link the PB6500 passport systems.

    With the system Imprimerie Nationale has been able to cut passport delivery time from six days to two.

    Source: http://www.contactlessnews.com

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  •  The ePassport is the culmination of a sustained process of development of technical specifications for machine readable travel documents (MRTD). It introduces a new dimension to aviation security in that, within the conventional machine readable passport with its machine readable zone, an additional layer of verification of information contained in an electronic chip is placed, which verifies the information in the passports machine readable zone by the use of a special reader. Much research has gone into the areas of the technology and verification in the development of the ePassport.

    ver 104 States are currently producing and using ePassports and there are approximately 400 million in circulation. This accounts for 33per cent of all passports used globally. The additional feature that the ePassport carries in the conventional machine readable passport is a chip containing biometric and biographic information which have to be validated accurately, efficiently and quickly while retaining the security and integrity of the information. Ideally, an ePassport should be issued in accordance with the technical specifications approved by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) . However, this does not happen in all cases of issuance of ePassports. This lapse could seriously compromise global security. The nuances of this threat are described and discussed in this article against their legal background.

    At a recent Symposium on machine readable travel documents, biometrics and security standards.held at ICAO on 10 to 12 October 2012, experts addressed ICAO machine readable travel documents (MRTD) standards and specifications, identity management best practices and related border security issues. Sri Lanka, an issuer of machine readable passports, was represented at this Symposium. Foremost among these discussions was the ePassport, which is defined by ICAO as a passport which has a contactless integrated circuit (IC) chip within which is stored data from the machine readable passport page, a biometric measure of the passport and a security object to protect the public key infrastructure (PKI) cryptographic technology, and which conforms to the specifications of Doc 9303 part 1 . The ICAO Facilitation Manual defines the ePassport as a machine readable passport that has a contactless integrated circuit embedded in it and the capability of being used for biometric identification of the machine readable passport holder in accordance with the Standards specified in the relevant part of ICAO document 9303 (Machine Readable Travel Documents) . ePassports are easily recognised by the international ePassport symbol on the front cover .

    Biometric Identification

    It is important to note that the operative terms in the definition of the ePassport are biometric identification and public key infrastructure (PKI) cryptographic technology. Biometric technology involves a measurable, physical characteristic or personal behavioral trait used to recognize the identity, or verify the claimed identity of a person. Biometric identification has been defined as a generic term used to describe automated means of recognizing a living person through the measurement of distinguishing physiological or behavioural traits .

    Biometrics target the distinguishing physiological or behavioral traits of the individual by measuring them and placing them in an automated repository such as machine encoded representations created by computer software algorithms that could make comparisons with the actual features. Physiological biometrics that have been found to successfully accommodate this scientific process are facial recognition, fingerprinting and iris-recognition which have been selected by ICAO as being the most appropriate. The biometric identification process is fourfold: firstly involving the capture or acquisition of the biometric sample; secondly extracting or converting the raw biometric sample obtained into an intermediate form; and thirdly creating templates of the intermediate data is converted into a template for storage; and finally the comparison stage where the information offered by the travel document with that which is stored in the reference template.

    Biometric identification gets into gear each time an MRTD holder (traveler) enters or exists the territory of a State and when the State verifies his identity against the images or templates created at the time his travel document was issued. This measure not only ensures that the holder of the document is the legitimate claimant to that document and to whom it was issued, but also enhances the efficacy of any advance passenger information (API) system used by the State to pre-determine the arrivals to its territory. Furthermore, matching biometric data presented in the form of the traveler with the data contained in the template accurately ascertains as to whether the travel document has been tampered with or not. A three way check, which matches the travelers biometrics with those stored in the template carried in the document and a central database, is an even more efficacious way of determining the genuineness of a travel document. The final and most efficient biometric check is when a four way determine is effected, were the digitized photograph is visually matched (non electronically) with the three way check described above . In this context, it is always recommended that the travelers facial image (conventional photograph) should be incorporated in the travel document along with the biometric templates in order to ensure that his identity could be verified at locations where there is no direct access to a central database or where the biometric identification process has not entered into the legal process of that location.

    Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Cryptographic Technology

    PKI Cryptographic technology uses a brand new technique known as quantum cryptography, designed to eliminate the terrifying vulnerabilities that arise in the way digitally stored data are exposed to fraudulent use. This new technique uses polarized photons instead of electronic signals to transmit information along cables. Photons are tiny particles of light that are so sensitive that when intercepted, they immediately become corrupted. This renders the message unintelligible and alerts both the sender and recipient to the fraudulent or spying attempt. The public key directory - designed and proposed to be used by customs and immigration authorities who check biometric details in an electronic passport, is based on cryptography - and is already a viable tool being actively considered by the aviation community as a fail-safe method for ensuring the accuracy and integrity of passport information.

    In order to assure inspecting authorities (receiving States) that they would know when the authenticity and integrity of the biometric data stored in the MRTD, which they inspect, are compromised and tampered with, the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) scheme was developed by the TAG/MRTD, which has been pioneering work on the MRTD for over a decade . The scheme is not calculated to prescribe global implementation of public key encryption, but rather acts as a facilitator enabling States to make choices in areas such as active or passive authentication, anti-skimming and access control and automated border crossing, among other facilitative methods. The establishment of a public key directory, through means of public key cryptology and in a PKI environment, is consistent with ICAOs ultimate aim and vision for the application of biometric technology on the fundamental postulate that there must be a primary interoperable form of biometric technology for use at border control with facilities for verification, as well as by carriers and the issuers of documents. This initial premise is inevitably followed by the assumption that biometric technologies used by document issuers must have certain specifications, particularly for purposes of identification, verification and the creation of watch lists. It is also ICAOs vision that States, to the extent possible, are protected against changing infrastructure and changing suppliers, and that a technology, once put in place, must be operable or at least retrievable for a period of ten years.

    The ePassport

    The story of the passport- the precursor of the ePassport starts with the birth of an individual and his birth certificate, which records the event of birth and time and place thereof. The Civil Registry is able, with this document to primarily establish the identity of the person at birth and inform his country of his details for purposes of maintaining census and vital statistics. The passport, which uses this information, gives a person a name and natonality that is required for him to travel internationally. The passport is a basic document in the transport by air of persons. Its use therefore is of fundamental importance as a travel document, not only because it reflects the importance of the sovereignty of a State and the nationality of its citizens but also because it stands for the inviolability of relations between States that are linked through air transport.

    The key consideration of an ePassport is Global Interoperability the crucial need to specify a system for biometrics deployment that is universally interoperable. a Logical Data Structure (LDS) for ePassports required for global interoperability. It defines the specifications for the standardized organization of data recorded to a contactless integrated circuit capacity expansion technology of an MRP when selected by an issuing State or organization so that the data is accessible by receiving States. This requires the identification of all mandatory and optional Data Elements and a prescriptive ordering and/or grouping of Data Elements that must be followed to achieve global interoperability for reading of details (Data Elements) recorded in the capacity expansion technology optionally included on an MRP (ePassport). The other considerations are Uniformity the need to minimize via specific standard setting, to the extent practical, the different solution variations that may potentially be deployed by member States; Technical reliability the need to provide guidelines and parameters to ensure member States deploy technologies that have been proven to provide a high level of confidence from an identity confirmation viewpoint; and that States reading data encoded by other States can be sure that the data supplied to them is of sufficient quality and integrity to enable accurate verification in their own systems; Practicality the need to ensure that specifications can be operationalized and implemented by States without their having to introduce a plethora of disparate systems and equipment to ensure they meet all possible variations and interpretations of the standards; and Durability the requirement that the systems introduced will last the maximum 10-year life of a travel document, and that future updates will be backward compatible.

    The major components of a biometric system are: Capture acquisition of a raw biometric sample; Extract conversion of the raw biometric sample data to an intermediate form; Create template conversion of the intermediate data into a template for storage; and Compare comparison with the information in a stored reference template.

    In terms of security and privacy of the stored data, both the issuing and any receiving States need to be satisfied that the data stored on the IC has not been altered since it was recorded at the time of issue of the document. In addition, the privacy laws or practice of the issuing State may require that the data cannot be accessed except by an authorized person or organization. Accordingly ICAO has developed specifications in Section IV regarding the application and usage of modern encryption techniques, particularly interoperable public key infrastructure (PKI) schemes, to be used by States with their machine readable travel documents as made in accordance with the specifications set out in Doc 9303. The intent is primarily to augment security through automated means of authentication of MRPs and their legitimate holders internationally. In addition, ways and means are recommended to implement international ePassport authentication and to provide a path to the use of ePassports to facilitate biometric or e-commerce applications.

    Conclusion

    The foremost necessity is to establish a strong security culture in every State. For this, there must be a clear definition of State responsibility and accountability brought to bear by a close and unbreakable link between government and industry stakeholders. A security culture would make States aware of their rights and duties, and, more importantly, enable States to assert them. Those who belong to a security culture also know which conduct would compromise security and they are quick to educate and caution those who, out of ignorance, forgetfulness, or personal weakness, partake in insecure conduct. An ePassport must necessarily be the result of efficient and fail-safe organizational arrangements. It should be tested at border control by trained professionals.

    eGovernment and eID are the bare essentials for State security. The digital economy has also brought much facilitation that helps the world move to paperless processes which result in greater economy and streamlined processes. However, there must essentially be global harmonization in this process. In this regard ICAO has made remarkable progress in advancing its MRTD programme to the level it is at now. If harmonization means ensuring consistency between global practices, standardization means compliance with international Standards. There is no room for doubt that both harmonization and globalization are needed in this context.

    Source: by Dr. Ruwantissa Abeyratne, http://www.srilankaguardian.org

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  •  The Conservative governments fervour for Canadian history will play out on the pages of your new passport, soon to be unveiled after nine years of delays and cost overruns.

    After a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign for the War of 1812 and the announcement that they plan to rename the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa as the Canadian Museum of History, the Tories are set to unveil new designs for Canadas electronic passport that focus on key historical moments, HuffPost has learned.

    Bureaucrats at first recommended the government adopt images of fauna and flora to grace the inside pages of the new travel document, similar to the United Kingdoms passport. The Conservatives chose instead to follow the example of the U.S. passport, which features images of the Declaration of Independence and Mount Rushmore, and focus on history.

    It will be something that Canadians can be proud to carry, said Rick Roth, a spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird. Roth refused to elaborate on the design sketches that will be part of the new electronic passport, which will be issued for five- and 10-year time periods.


    What would you like to see in the passport design? Share your comments
    The implementation of Canadas ePassport, which includes an electronic chip with facial recognition information, has been delayed for nine years. A pilot program for diplomats and public office holders was planned for 2005 but did not get under way until 2009. The national roll-out was put on the back burner until the 2008 budget announced ePassports would be ready in 2011. Then it was 2012. Now, they should be ready in 2013.
    Canada is the last G7 country to implement the international standards established by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in 2003. All of Canadas key allies and more than 95 countries, including Pakistan, Sudan and Tajikistan, have pushed ahead with the technology.

    Source: By Althia.Raj, http://www.huffingtonpost.ca

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  •  Zimbabwe is exploring the implementation of ePassports before the end of the year, according to the countrys Home Affairs co-minister Theresa Makone.
    ePassports, also known as biometric passports contain an electronic chip that is encoded with surname, given name, date of birth, place of birth and gender information. It also includes a digital picture of the bearers face. Signatures are not reproduced on the chip.
    The Zimbabwe government believes that the introduction and mass production of the new travel document will reduce the price of the document. Currently, an ordinary Zimbabwean passport costs US$50 while other regional countries charge less than US$30.
    Makone said that a new digitalized document would curb counterfeit documents and would also allow the country to match the rapidly adopted international ePassport standard.
    The deployment of the ePassport also coincides with the Foreign Ministrys new digitalized passport application processes, which allow residents to obtain passport applications online.
    Despite the online availability of ePassport applications, applicants will still need to go to the passport office to complete their applications in person, and will also require a national ID card in order to submit their application.

    Source: By Stephen Mayhew, http://www.biometricupdate.com

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    Trb has signed a new agreement to continue to provide electronic and secure polycarbonate data pages for Republic of Lithuania ePassports.
    According to the firm, the electronic data page is attached to the ePassport booklet through a patented and robust page binding element, and is designed for a lifespan of 10 years. Issuance of passports with an electronic polycarbonate data page started in January 2008. The chip stores personal data, a facial image and two fingerprints of the document holder.
    The latest contract builds upon a 2008 agreement which engaged Trb to supply highly secure polycarbonate data pages with embedded chip to the Lithuanian Personalisation Center of Identity Documents.
    The data pages are integrated into the Lithuanian passport booklets by UAB Garsu Pasaulis and then personalized by the Personalisation Center of Identy Documents, which is part of the countrys Ministry of Internal Affairs.
    It is widely recognised that the Lithuanian biometric passports are a valuable indicator of the countrys distinctive attitude to security-oriented innovation, said a Ministry of Internal Affairs official.
    ePassports, also known as biometric passports contain an electronic chip that is encoded with surname, given name, date of birth, place of birth and gender information. It also includes a digital picture of the bearers face. Signatures are not reproduced on the chip.

    Source: By Stephen Mayhew, http://www.biometricupdate.com

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  •  Morpho has won another international call for tenders from the Finnish National Police Board to supply the countrys new ePassports, as part of a consortium including Oberthur Technologies. The consortium has been providing Finland with secure ePassports since 2006.
    Within the consortium Morpho provides the passport booklet which includes a set of new and improved security features on its polycarbonate data page. The data page also contains an integrated microchip which stores the holders personal details and biometric data (fingerprints and facial image). Morpho also supplies its ICAO PKI system and its personalization solution.
    With enhanced physical and electronic security features, Finlands new passport will provide greater protection against identity theft and fraud, and enable fast, secure identification of passport holders.
    Finland began issuing its new ePassports at the end of August 2012.

    Source: http://www.planetbiometrics.com

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  •  Cash-strapped New York has tentatively chosen the highest bidder to produce drivers licenses under a disputed contract that would provide only black-and-white photos and end up costing the state nearly $38 million more than the current contract if its approved.

    According to court papers reviewed by The Associated Press, the losing vendors, including the company that has produced New York licenses with color photos for 16 years, are protesting the $88.5 million award to a Canadian company.

    The award to CBN Secure Technology Inc. of Ottawa is also being reviewed by the state comptroller.

    CBN is part of the Canadian Bank Note company that prints Canadian money, passports and drivers licenses worldwide. Company officials did not respond to repeated requests for comment.

    The DMV tentatively awarded the contract to the high bidder 10 months after New York advised the current vendor, De La Rue North America Inc., that because of significant budgetary constraints the state would have to reduce the cost of the contract, according to the court filings. As a result, De La Rue submitted a bid 10 percent lower for the new, eight-year contract, which ended up being nearly $38 million less than CBNs bid.

    De La Rue, based in England, and Massachusetts-based MorphoTrustUSA, another unsuccessful bidder, want a rebid.

    They claim CBN offered a black-and-white polycarbonate card they say is less secure than their color-picture IDs on cards made of Teslin. The losing bidders say they also werent informed the state wanted a black-and-white polycarbonate card and that CBN received an illegal advantage. De La Rue and MorphoTrustUSA said they could have offered a bid on that type which could save taxpayers money.

    The lawsuit also claims the state had required a color image ID, a requirement they claim CBN violated.

    The drivers license contract is rebid under the federal Real ID measure from the Department of Homeland Security to make licenses more secure and more states are expected to face similar contract decisions.

    The state Department of Motor Vehicles wont comment until the comptrollers review concludes and the contract award is final. State records show cost was valued at just 20 percent of the evaluation of bids, with a 30 percent emphasis on security. Other categories included production and quality control, the production site and data security, the imaging device and experience and expertise, according to the record.

    Trade publications note the CBN technology and black-and-white photos are well-regarded for security in drivers licenses and other documents.

    The losing companies claim poor judgment and mishandling of the bid is apparently to blame for the states decision.

    Polycarbonate and Teslin are both highly secure materials suitable for drivers licenses, said MorphoTrust Vice President and General Counsel Scott Boylan. The key differences are value and flexibility. Polycarbonate is far more expensive than Teslin while providing no additional security benefit. Teslin cards also can accommodate color photos, which enable more security features, whereas polycarbonates cannot.

    CBN failed a mandatory technical requirement which related to the ability to provide color text for the cards, a mandatory requirement, stated De La Rue in its lawsuit.

    State records show the DMV criteria for the bid, however, appear to not require a color image ID, according to a court filing.

    The state comptrollers office is now evaluating the bids.

    While I cant comment on specific contracts, our impartial review of bid protests is essential to protect New Yorkers from millions of dollars in unnecessary costs, said Kate Gurnett, spokeswoman for state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

    Our bid exactly met the requirements of the (Request for Proposal) and at significantly less cost to the New York taxpayer, said De La Rue spokesman Rob Hutchison

    CBN and De La Rue are close competitors with a long history of providing secure documents including drivers licenses. CBN also holds government contracts to print postage stamps, passports and visas that must be counterfeit-proof.

    State records show no campaign contributions from its top officers to any New York officials. CBN, founded in 1897, also has a lottery systems division for gaming run by governments, but has no contracts with New York where Gov. Andrew Cuomo is trying to expand gambling.

    Source: http://libn.com

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  •  A UK-based military hardware manufacturer will open a Sh3.5 billion plant in Mombasa to capture the growing arms race in Eastern Africa as well as target peace-keeping missions.

    Osprea Logistics has started construction of the plant following approval from the Kenya Investments Authority to assemble armoured cars and military trucks under the Mamba brand which is commonly used by Africa Union peacekeepers, private contractors in Iraq and several African countries.

    This will be the first armoured vehicle manufacturer in the region and the company is targeting regional governments and peacekeeping missions in Congo, Sudan and Somalia, which are emerging as a fertile markets for military hardware.

    Osprea plans its first-year production of Mamba Mk5s to be over 100 vehicles, which can translate to work for over 200 people, said Salih Brandt, the chairman of Osprea Logistics in an email response to the Business Daily.

    Kenya is strategically located and offers great access to the rest of Africa compared to South Africa where Ospreras other manufacturing plant is.

    Mamba is a South-African made armoured personnel carrier that offers protection against small arms fire and land mines.

    Powered by a Mercedes Benz engine, it is suited for a rough terrain and can carry up to 10 passengers plus the driver.

    This has made it a favourite for military operations in remote zones and it became the face of the Iraq war following increased use by private security contractors.

    Rising threats of terrorism, cross-border raids and internal conflicts in East Africa have seen countries increase their military budgets.

    Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania have together increased their defense spending to Sh87 billion last year from Sh59 billion in 2007, according to data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri), an independent research organisation.

    The data shows that Kenyas spending at Sh45.8 billion was far much higher than that of Uganda, which had a budget of Sh21 billion, and Tanzania whose budget stood at Sh22 billion.

    Kenya, last year, ordered 67 US-made heavy truck diesel engines from South Africa, 37 of which have so far been delivered at an undisclosed cost.

    Uganda also showed the highest number of military equipment imports among EAC member countries.

    Burundi depicted one of the highest military budgets on the continent according to Sipri making the region a good market for an arms manufacturer.
    The regions defense forces buy their armoured cars and trucks mainly from Russia and South Africa.

    There is a tangible move world-wide towards smart investing in defence budgets, with an emphasis on domestic procurement and industry in order to capture a dual benefit of domestic investing as well as platform efficiency, says Mr Brandt.

    Source: By RAWLINGS OTINI, http://www.businessdailyafrica.com

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  •  The Smart Card Alliance has released its second annual E-Yearbook, highlighting the events that happened in the North and Latin American smart card industry throughout 2012.

    This years review contains industry briefs, perspectives, insights and company profiles covering a wide range of markets and technologies. It also contains an expanded section on the EMV Migration Forum, information about the new Mobile and NFC Council, highlights of Septembers Transportation Council meeting and reprints of white papers and position documents produced by the SCA throughout the year.

    The E-Yearbook is available at the SCAs website. The SCA will send printed copies to members and have them available at Alliance conference events

    Source: http://www.contactlessnews.com

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  •  The UAE Central Bank and the Emirates Identity Authority have met to consider enhancing co-operation in regards to using the smart ID card and activating its applications in the financial sector.
    The two agencies discussed creating a joint committee to draft a strategic co-operation agreement that includes a number of initiatives aimed at promoting the culture of digital ID and knowledge-based economy, as well as enabling the UAE Central Bank to upgrade the performance of the financial sector while protecting the identity of consumers with the advanced features of the Emirates ID card.
    According to a report in The Emirates News Agency, the UAE Central Bank clarified that its draft strategic and operational plan includes an initiative for creating an e-wallet system using the ID card that would ultimately replace cash for the management and operation of the UAE Central Bank.
    Emirates ID says its ready to provide maximum support to ensure the success of all the development projects and initiatives that are implemented or planned to be implemented, as a part of the governments initiative to engage in a knowledge-based economy in a manner that serves the top interest of the UAE.
    As reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, official transactions related to Emirates ID cards were disrupted for nearly two days following a technical glitch with its online e-form system.
    In 2009, Emirates ID developed a plan which contributed to doubling the number of population register and therefore, the fingerprints of individuals over the past three years by six times.

    Source: By Adam Vrankulj, http://www.biometricupdate.com

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  •  The Egyptian government has recently approved a new smart card system for subsidized fuels, originally proposed by the ministries of finance and petroleum.
    The program, designed to ensure that those in most need of these subsidizes are indeed those who receive it, would charge the ministries of petroleum and mineral resources with implementing and overseeing the new smart card program for the National Bank of Egypt and Ahly banks.
    In this process, contracts were awarded to both government banks without a bidding process, in order to quickly implement the new laws to take hold in April, Daily News Egypt reports.
    Logistically, daily transfers will be made to companies producing petroleum products and will be represented in the difference in price for fully and partially subsidized fuel for the amount consumed through the smart card program. A database of beneficiaries will also be created.
    Many distribution programs like this take off without a hitch, but there are also those that encounter resistance along the way.
    Reported in BiometricUpdate.com, a system in India has been implemented which sees the production and distribution of biometric food ration cards, though members of an indigenous group have demanded the withdrawal of the cards, citing irregularities and complications in obtaining food.

    Source: By Adam Vrankulj, http://www.biometricupdate.com

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  •  Gemalto is providing the Royal Oman Police with an electronic passport solution for the Sultanate. Applicants will be issued with secure travel documents in line with Omans goal to provide enhanced services and protection to its citizens, using digital security technologies. ??

    The solution includes Gemaltos ICAO compliant Sealys e-passport documents and a full Coesys solution suite to enroll citizens, personalize and issue secure documents. The multi-year contract also covers training, support and maintenance services.

    Major Royal Oman Police offices will be equipped with fixed and mobile stations to register e-passport applicants with personal information and biometric data. Each e-passport will feature secure embedded software and a contactless microprocessor which will contain the holders digital fingerprints and. The solution will facilitate Omani travelers immigration control, and speed up the passport application and document issuance process. ??

    In the public sector, Gemalto is contributing to more than 80 government programs worldwide, supporting for example e-passport initiatives in Cte dIvoire, Denmark, Estonia, France, Korea, Norway, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden and the U.S.

    Source: http://www.secureidnews.com

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  •  Libya has taken delivery of 49 armoured support vehicles from Jordan. Some 120 of the UAE-designed and built NIMRs, in two variants, have already been in service with the Libyan army .

    The spokesman for the Libyan General Staff. Ali Shiekhi was quoted by Chinese news agency Xinhua today as saying that the new NIMRs had been supplied as a result of an agreement made last year, between the Ministry of Defence and Jordan. The new armoured vehicles are to be deployed immediately on border patrol duties.

    More than 500 NIMRs have been sold, mostly in Jordan, Lebanon, Libya and the UAE, and the firm says that it has a further 1,800 orders. The composite ceramic-armoured NIMRs, which come in four and six-wheel variants and a range of configurations, are according to the manufacturers, the first such military vehicles to be designed specifically to operate in extreme desert conditions. NIMR Automotive which conceived and makes the armoured vehicle, is a part of the UAEs Tawazun conglomerate, which specialises in defence equipment. Algeria was last year seeking to establish a local plant to build and assemble NIMRs.

    Source: http://www.libyaherald.com

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  •  ABI Research forecasts 8.6 billion smart cards will ship in 2013, spanning all smart card markets. Of the total shipments, 16% are forecasted to use a contactless interface but that will rise to 30% by 2018.

    Government ID, transportation and ticketing, and payment cards continue strong double-digit growth in contactless adoption. Single-wire protocol SIM card volumes continue to strengthen, and are expected to break the 500 million mark in 2018.

    The increase in contactless adoption is not limited to a selection of markets, although its the banking and government verticals which are adopting contactless technology at a quicker rate, with the SIM market close behind, comments Phil Sealy, research analyst at ABI.

    Over the next three years ABI Research expects to see a shift in the penetration ratio of pure contactless and dual interface shipments. In 2013, ABI Research forecasts 59% of all contactless deployments will utilize a pure contactless interface, reducing to 38% in 2018.

    The increase in dual interface adoption is apparent across multiple markets. IC vendors NXP, Infineon, and STMicroelectronics are positioned to offer the best combination of convenience and high-end security over multiple applications. Additionally, the increase in dual interface adoption will deliver greater margins benefiting IC and smart card vendors alike.

    ABI Research tracks new services and credentials regionally, including governments issuing new national ID and social welfare cards, mobile network operators with SIM-based NFC payment services and wallets, and banks jumping to next-generation dual interface EMV cards, Sealy states. As a result ABI Research forecasts that dual interface shipments will exceed the 1 billion mark in 2015.

    Source: http://www.secureidnews.com

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  •  The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) will this year introduce biometric identity cards which will be issued instantly at the point of registration to subscribers.

    It would also start work on piloting electronic claims (E-claims) processing and host an extended stakeholder review of the capitation pilot in the Ashanti Region to inform its improvement and the subsequent nationwide rollout of this provider payment method.

    The Chief Executive of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Mr Sylvester A. Mensah, disclosed this when he addressed members of the core management team of the NHIS and some key stakeholders at a management retreat held at Elmina in the Central Region.

    Mr Mensah noted that although remarkable progress had been made in meeting targets, there was the need to consolidate those achievements and make the scheme more efficient, adding that 2013 would be a busy year for the authority.

    He said the NHIA intended to establish three more claims processing centres in the Northern, Central and Ashanti regions, to complement the centre in Accra. This, he maintains, would complete efficiency measures into claims management nationwide.

    Among other numerous initiatives, Mr Mensah disclosed that the scheme would be re-branded consistent with the new law, new vision and mission and operational architecture of the NHIS, adding that the financial manual of the NHIA would also be reviewed to place greater responsibility on the centre to prevent the abuse and fraud occurring at the regional and scheme levels.

    Others are: a permanent and joint clinical and claims audit team would be established to undertake forensic claims audit across the country all-year round to track isolated cases of connivance between schemes and providers.

    Mr Mensah mentioned that subscriber satisfaction was a key performance indicator for the NHIA, therefore, a subscribers handbook detailing the benefit package, medicines and subscriber rights and obligations would be compiled and made available to all subscribers at the point of registration and membership renewal.

    In order to further educate the public on the operations of the scheme, Mr Mensah said a quarterly NHIS policy dialogue forum to be beamed live on television stations would be instituted.

    Also, the NHIS medicines list/pricing would be reviewed to reflect market realities.

    He further said the authority would begin modernising and transiting from an ICT concept, which places more emphasis on infrastructure, to a management information system (MIS) which places premium on generating information for management decision-making.

    Among a litany of achievements recorded in 2012, he cited the passage of the new law, NHIA 2012, Act 852, the upward review of provider Tariffs by 26 per cent, creation of the condition to accommodate family planning in the NHIS benefit package, development of a consolidated premium account, the pilot of capitation in the Ashanti Region, the establishment of an operational call centre and functional clinical audit division.

    Mr Mensah told the management team that posterity will not forgive us if, in nurturing this infant institution, it slips into structural, operational, and financial inefficiency.

    The President of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), Dr Kwabena Opoku-Adusei, who was present at the event, pledged his associations commitment to the NHIS.

    He gave an assurance that the GMA would continue to be a strong ally of the NHIS and would collaborate with the authority on the rollout of capitation across the country, if all their concerns were addressed.

    He said the GMA would continue to constructively criticise the NHIA to ensure that the scheme stands the test of time.

    Other participants and contributors included a former Health Minister, Dr Richard Anane, under whose watch the law which established the NHIS was passed in 2003 (Act 650), and other foreign delegations.

    Source: http://graphic.com.gh

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  •  New research from ABI Research forecasts 8.6 billion smart cards to be shipped worldwide in 2013; a combined number spanning all smart card markets. Of the total forecasted shipments, 16 percent are expected to use a contactless interface.
    ABI attributes most of this growth to the increase in adoption of Government ID, transportation and ticketing and payment card systems. In 2013, ABI forecasts 59% of all contactless deployments will utilize a pure contactless interface, reducing to 38% in 2018.
    According to the company, The increase in dual interface adoption is apparents across multiple markets. IC vendors, NXP, Infineon and STMicroelectronics are positioned to offer the best combination of convenience and high-end security over multiple applications. Additionally, the increase in dual interface adoption will deliver greater margins benefiting IC and smart card vendors alike.
    ABIs Market Data report focuses on the collection of primary data from leading manufacturers of smart cards and secure ICs. The data includes the installed base and annual shipments of smart cards and secure ICs by technology and interface type, by region and vertical markets.
    The increase in contactless adoption is not limited to a selection of markets, although its the banking and government verticals which are adopting contactless technology at a quicker rate, with the SIM market close behind, Phil Sealy ABI Research analyst said. ABI Research tracks new services and credentials regionally, including governments issuing new national ID and social welfare cards, MNOs with SIM-based NFC payment services and wallets, and banks jumping to next-generation dual interface EMV cards. As a result, ABI Research forecasts that dual interface shipments will exceed the 1 billion mark in 2015.
    Last year, in a Biometrics Research Note, Rawlson King forecasted that the market for electronic identity cards for which smart cards are often used will reach US$5.2 billion by 2015.
    Smart cards often carry biometric data of the card holder and are finding their way into many workflow processes, identity programs among a long list of uses.
    BluStor is an emerging player in the smart card market, currently developing a smart card with an 8GB capacity, to enable the downloading of apps and to verify identity absent of a data connection. BiometricUpdate.com recently had a chance to talk shop with CEO Finis Conner about how BluStor came to be, his ambitions as chief executive as well as what the future holds for his company.

    Source: By Adam Vrankulj, http://www.biometricupdate.com

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  •  Papua New Guineas Defence Minister, Fabian Pok, says a two-million US dollar military aid grant from China will be spent on armoured cars, troop carriers and uniforms.
    The grant follows Dr Poks talks with his Chinese counterpart General Liang Guanglie in Beijing last month and meetings there with exporters of military ware.
    The visit comes as PNG plans a five fold increase in troops over the next decade.
    Dr Pok says PNG will also ask China to help maintain swimming pools and gymnasiums at PNGs military barracks.
    They want to be seen as not being too involved in our military issues here. China is also trying to export things like uniforms and armoured cars and all these things. So its also in the business interests of not the Chinese military but people who are building these things to market their products to countries like Papua New Guinea.

    Source: http://www.rnzi.com

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  •  Frost & Sullivan has released new analysis stating that the global border control and biometrics market will see increased growth due to international cooperation. However, this growth may not be realized unless privacy issues are resolved and organizations are able to measure ROI.

    The analysis, Global Border Control and Biometrics Market Assessment, covers the security, military, government and law enforcement sectors of the industry. It found that the markets 2012 revenues were $5.8 billion, and it anticipates that the market will earn $15.8 billion in 2021.

    Frost found that one of the main drivers in this market growth stemmed from agencies and organizations working together on an international level to collaborate on travel security, which has led to more implementation of electronic documents and readers.

    Western markets have been at the forefront of this trend, with many countries having e-passports and testing eGates. Many pilot projects are taking place in Europe, with facial recognition technology being the preferred biometric modality. Russia is also looking into the use of biometrics as an identifier.

    Eastern markets, such as China and India, are just starting to incorporate e-passports and eGates into their travel processing systems.

    While the opportunity for growth is good, Frost does caution that budget cuts and privacy concerns could have a detrimental effect on plans to invest in biometric technology; however, cheaper technology and public education could mitigate those possibilities.

    Source: http://www.secureidnews.com

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  •  For many years now, IT professionals have become more and more active in discussions about physical access control systems and there has been an active debate about the need for convergence between physical and logical access. IT managers use electronic means to secure logical assets; security managers use physical access control methods to secure facilities. On the surface, it would seem that both departments would benefit greatly from collaboration since both of their problems boil down to permitting access to the right people.

    With such an obvious synergy and benefit to taking a more holistic view of enterprise security, why hasnt this yet happened? What are the real barriers preventing companies from moving in this direction?

    Perhaps one of the answers lies with the fact that weve been more focused on the what than the who. If organizations are really going to make a meaningful impact on protecting their assets, whether physical or virtual, its most important to focus on the whoand coordinating that task between IT and security is becoming important.



    Who was that (really)?

    Although privileges are assigned to people, its not always clear who is entering a password or who is carrying an RFID card. The risk of not knowing who varies from asset to asset. Is it enough to be the holder of a swipe card to enter a parking garage? Probably. How about to access a medical record? Absolutely not!

    It is in this context that biometrics is playing a larger role in securing facilities and assets of all kinds. With the introduction of multispectral imaging, biometrics has become reliable enough to deal with the fundamental issue of knowing who to a much higher degree of confidence.

    In fact, by linking physical identity to a myriad of digital identities, converged identity and access management solutions become much more powerful. There is no meaningful access management without first establishing the who in transactions. Who is accessing my facility? Who is punching the time clock? Who is withdrawing funds from that ATM? The question is always, Who?

    Thus, while access and authorization have always been granted to individual people, knowing a password or having a key is only superficially related to the authorized personand neither can establish who exactly that is. Only biometric technology can do that.



    Its more than just about security

    Weve all seen it: business grinds to a halt after the deployment of a new security system. Designing an authentication solution that is both secure and convenientthats where the value is for the customer.

    Convenience in an authentication solution is ease-of-use, accessibility, speed and all of the other things that become important to an organization after the primary objectivesecurityis met. Staffing help desks to reset passwords or reissue swipe cards while the employee is standing by is not an efficient use of resources. Nurses on a hospital floor cannot waste valuable seconds fumbling with the numbers and special characters in a password when accessing medical supplies.

    A biometric solution can lower risks, reduce costs and improve efficiencies. It can meet regulatory requirements, provide an audit trail and facilitate transactions, all without getting in the way of business. Today, biometric solutions authenticate people requiring access to secure facilities, sensitive records, government services and controlled substances. The possibilities and benefits are real if the biometric is chosen carefully.

    Security integrators are already aware that biometric technologies and scanners are not created equal. Some optical sensors work very well when the finger is clean and prepped with lotion. Is that convenient? Other sensors work perfectlyon the third or tenth try, while a line forms behind the user. These situations are the cases that cause security managers to abandon an application.

    On the other hand, multispectral imaging is capable of overcoming the myriad of fingerprint capture problems that conventional imaging systems have in less-than-ideal conditions. The high performance delivered by multispectral biometrics affects more than security, it allows authentication to recede into the background while authorized people go about their business. Thats no compromise, thats convenience!



    What about customers?

    Because biometrics can be so quick and easy to use, they are ideal for customer-facing applications. Today, financial institutions around the world are embracing multispectral fingerprint biometrics for authenticating customer transactions. In addition to enhancing transaction security, banks are able to provide additional convenience for their customers because there is no need for training; customers just present their finger at the ATM.

    Biometric patient authentication is becoming important for reducing medical errors and for minimizing fraudulent access to healthcare. Government and private insurance programs around the world rely on multispectral fingerprint biometrics to prevent fraudulent use of the policy. Officials at one government program report that the biometric deployment actually facilitates faster access to medical service by authorized patients while saving costs.

    Theme park access is a customer-facing application where convenience plays a special role. To prevent ticket fraud, one major international theme park wanted to be able to link each ticket to a specific customer. However, because the overriding goal was to create a positive environment for paying customers, there couldnt be even the illusion of a barrier between a customer and the park. The transaction had to be quick and intuitive for anyone to use. Its significant to note that this biometric solution did not require identification of the customer, assuring the privacy of guests. Multispectral fingerprint authentication was chosen for its reliability and convenience. As a result, the solution reduced transaction time, enhanced customer experience and reduced ticket fraud.

    This scenario is being repeated in other commercial customer-facing situations, such as membership-only fitness clubs, large sporting events, nightclubs and other places where its important to maintain convenience for the customer, even during an authentication transaction.



    Deploy an enterprise-wide

    authentication solution

    IT managers have their hands full. Threats are coming from every direction and on top of it all employees want to use their own devices. Users hate security solutions that simply get in the way of them doing their jobs. Multifactor authentication is becoming a must, but the difficulty of managing point solutions is increasing risk, not reducing it. And the smartest smartcard still cannot assure the organization that the person holding is it the person it was issued to. They need to know who.

    Security integrators know who. Theyve been integrating biometrics at the door for some time now. Perhaps its time to walk across the hall and have a conversation with the IT manager about integrating biometrics into an enterprise-wide authentication solution.

    Source: By BY PHIL SCARFO, http://www.securityinfowatch.com

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  •  Brigadier-General Kwame Opoku-Adusei, the General Officer Commanding the Northern Command of the Ghana Army, on Tuesday said the government has purchased 34 armoured reconnaissance vehicles to argument the logistics of Ghanaian peacekeepers.

    The armoured vehicles are to facilitate the migration of Ghanaian peacekeepers from the Dry Lease to the Wet Lease system, Brig-Gen. Opoku-Adusei stated during Ghanbatt 77s Medals Presentation Parade at Lebanon.

    He said the military high command had outlined plans to provide logistical support for the migration of the Ghanaian contingent on peacekeeping duties in Lebanon (Ghanbatt) from the Dry Lease to the Wet Lease system to enable it to be self-sufficient.

    A Ghana Armed Forces statement issued in Accra and signed by Lieutenant Commander M. A. Larbi and copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) said the Commander of the Northern Command commended the Ghanbatt 77.

    I am personally satisfied with what I have seen and heard about your performance during my visit to the Ghanbatt Area of responsibility and I urge you all to continue with the good work.

    Brig Gen Opoku-Adusei, who was the head of a six-member military delegation to Lebanon, used the occasion to update troops on current developments in the country as well as within the Ghana Armed Forces.

    The Commander and his team also paid a courtesy call on United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Deputy Force Commander, Brig Gen Patrick Phelan, who expressed appreciation for the performance of Ghanaian troops.

    The Commanding officer of Ghanbatt 77, Lt Col Francis Anemana, assured the delegation that Ghanbatt is poised in executing its assigned tasks successfully despite the challenges.

    Chief Military Personnel Officer, Col Reginald Yemo Odoi, thanked the government of Ghana for the high profile delegation to the Medals Day Parade and described Ghanbatt 77 as a wonderful battalion which executed its task with high professionalism to the admiration of UNIFIL High Command.

    Source: http://www.ghanaweb.com

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  •  The Government of the Macau Special Administrative Region of the Peoples Republic of China has awarded a contract for the manufacture and development of smart ID cards for its residents.

    The new generation of ID cards will be purely contactless, and will store personal data and biometric information such as fingerprints on a digital chip embedded in the card. The IDs can be used as conventional IDs, providing sophisticated visual and electronic proof of identity, but will also allow citizens to carry out transactions with the government electronically, saving time and effort.

    The contactless system will also provide faster data transfer rates while card reading, useful especially for the large number of people who use their IDs in regular travel between Macau, Hong Kong, and China, as the processing time for travellers will significantly reduce. The new national ID card will also support contactless electronic signatures.

    A security protocol developed by Germanys Federal Office for Information Security will be used to ensure the security of data on the cards and during contactless transactions. Named PACE (Password Authenticated Connection Establishment), the protocol will create a secure connection between the chip in the card and a card reader, and encrypt data before the transfer.

    The contract for the manufacture and delivery of the cards was awarded to Munich-based technology company, Giesecke & Devrient. In addition to development and manufacture of the cards, G&D will develop the required smartcard applications and modify the existing infrastructure according to the needs of the new technology.

    The government will also receive an advanced operation system platform for smartcards, which will be ready to support additional features in the future, such as contactless payment. The new set of ID cards is expected to be introduced in October 2013.

    Source: By Sumedha Jalote, http://www.futuregov.asia/

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