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SrNo. Description Deadline Date
1 Supply and installation of surveillance cameras on the sites of the management of water services in Asir region 12/02/2018
2 Supply and installation of security cameras and security control systems for university medical cityBack 08/01/2018
3 Supply and installation of surveillance cameras and security control systems for the buildings of the University Medical City 08/01/2018
4 Supply and installation of surveillance cameras and security control systems for the University Medical City buildings 07/01/2018
5 Supply and installation of smart meters (AMR) and replacement of old meters 07/01/2018
6 Project of equipment for traffic safety equipment and modification and improvement of surface intersections and dangerous areas on the road network of the branches of the Ministry of Transport in the regions of Mecca Asir Jazan Najran Al Baha 07/01/2018
7 GPR Ground Penetrating Radar Equipment 27/12/2017
8 Supply of Explosives Detection and Analysis (Static) 26/12/2017
9 Secure detection and analysis of explosive materials (static) 26/12/2017
10 Upgrading of Fire Alarm System at KFNCCC Upgrade Fire Alarm System at King Fahd National Center for Pediatric Oncology 24/12/2017
11 Fire alarm system in King Fahad National Centre for Childrens Cancer 24/12/2017
12 Training courses on simulators for security aircraft 22/12/2017
13 Construction of employees housing building in Assir parks 21/12/2017
14 Maintenance of emergency generators inside and outside Riyadh in Ministry of National Guards 20/12/2017
15 Ensuring the system of tests of weapons, ammunition, armor and helmets 20/12/2017
16 Supply of water meters in Qassim (Phase 2) 20/12/2017
17 Ensuring the system of tests of weapons, ammunition, armor and helmets 20/12/2017
18 Construction of a fence for Baraa Bin Malek school playground 20/12/2017
19 Project and installation of customer management system and barcode reader devices 18/12/2017
20 Securing the requirements of the King Saud University Publishing House for printing materials for the fiscal year 1438/1439 AH 13/12/2017
21 Connecting of CCTV cameras in Makka Al MokaramahBack 11/12/2017
22 Rehabilitation of fire extinguishing system and fire alarm in the Food Control Laboratory of the General Authority for Food and Drug in the port of Haditha 10/12/2017
23 The project of linking security surveillance cameras in the Makkah area 10/12/2017
24 Rehabilitation of fire alarm system in Shuaibah distribution plant 07/12/2017
25 Competition printing and supply of school courses for the primary grades for the academic year 1439 e / 1440 e 06/12/2017
26 Supplying and Printing Primary Schools Curriculums 05/12/2017
27 Supply of military equipment 05/12/2017
28 Indoor and outdoor surveillance cameras for warehouses 04/12/2017
29 Land transport for the deportation of the border security system 03/12/2017
30 Maintenance and rehabilitation of generators for three years 03/12/2017
31 Extension of the date of the competition for the replacement of the circuit breakers of the control panels with a voltage of 480 volts plates 65.63.62.61 in the area C6 for the second phase (A) desalination plants in Jubail 30/11/2017
32 Installation of cameras and a fingerprint attendance system for the deposit outlet 29/11/2017
33 Project linking security surveillance cameras in Riyadh 29/11/2017
34 The project of linking security surveillance cameras in Riyadh city 29/11/2017
35 Operation and maintenance of transit vehicle tracking devices 28/11/2017
36 Furnishing of the Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Children of 100 beds 26/11/2017
37 Military clothes 2 26/11/2017
38 Supply, installation and operation of non medical furniture and equipment for Khamis Mushait hospital for Children and Maternity 23/11/2017
39 Installation and supply of CCTV system for King Abdullah hospital at Bisha 22/11/2017
40 Development of the infrastructure of network servers to support the requirements of financial and administrative systems 22/11/2017
41 Supply of tanks 22/11/2017
42 Supply and installation of surveillance cameras 21/11/2017
43 Installation and supply of surveillance cameras for King Abdullah Hospital 21/11/2017
44 Supply and installation of solar panels 21/11/2017
45 Supply and installation of printing equipment at the University of Princess Noura bint Abdulrahman 21/11/2017
46 Supply of electrical generator in Mahd 20/11/2017
47 Supply of lighting poles for public street 20/11/2017
48 Supply of solar energy lanterns 20/11/2017
49 Promotion of administrative and financial systems for the General Customs 20/11/2017
50 Loyalty program and the points of sale 20/11/2017
51 A backup generator project for the branch of agriculture branch in Al Mahd 19/11/2017
52 Competition of the secondary radar systems project for King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah 19/11/2017
53 Project supply and installation of solar panels and the necessary tests at the university 16/11/2017
54 Project of installation of fire water pipes Fire of the new fire extinguishers of the current fire in King Abdulaziz Hospital in Al-Ahsa of Health Affairs 15/11/2017
55 Installation of fire extinguishers in King Abdulaziz hospital at Ihsa 15/11/2017
56 Installation of fire extinguishers in King Abdulaziz hospital at Ihsa 15/11/2017
57 Authorization of internal auditing software for the Active Directory system 15/11/2017
58 Expansion of electrical substation no. 7 , 9 15/11/2017
59 Supply and install of firefighting extinguishers and fire alarm for central laboratories department at Al-Nasereya 15/11/2017
60 Supply and installation of bi-directional x-ray imaging system for cardiac catheterization laboratory 14/11/2017
61 Supply and installation of of electrical generators in Makka Al Mokaramah 13/11/2017
62 Supply of office fingerprint devices 12/11/2017
63 Contract, by open procedure, for maintenance services and improvement of civil works and buildings of sewage treatment plants. 12/11/2017
64 Lighting of streets in Samtah 09/11/2017
65 Competition in Printing and Supply of School Courses for Visual Disability for the academic year 1439 AH / 1440H 08/11/2017
66 Supply and installation of concrete bumpers and security fence for the prisons of the area of the courtyard 07/11/2017
67 Supply of rifles, pistols and ammunition 06/11/2017
68 General printing 06/11/2017
69 Purchasing a new biometric system for the Population Register 05/11/2017
70 Designing and printing the economic activities manual 2017 05/11/2017
71 Security cameras for historical region 02/11/2017
72 Completion of the infrastructure of wireless networks in Qassim University 02/11/2017
73 Printing and supplying the Arabic language books of the Republic of Maldives 01/11/2017
74 Supply and installation of power plants of Labar and some water purification plants in Qassim 01/11/2017
75 Replacing the circuit breakers of the 480 volt motor panels Panels 61.62.63.65 In the C6 area of the second phase A in the desalination plants in Jubail 31/10/2017
76 Printing and Supplying Arabic language Books for The Republic of Maldives 31/10/2017
77 Extension of installation and pre-installation of UPS uninterrupted feeding system at Al-Ulaya General Hospital 31/10/2017
78 Supply, installation and operation of the medical project of satellite communication and provision of unified Internet services for military hospitals and departments of the General Directorate of Medical Services of the Armed Forces for three years 29/10/2017
79 Supply and installation of backup generators and complementary works in the Ministry building by Omar Bin Al Khattab Road (Business Building) in Riyadh 27/10/2017
80 Supply and installation of CCTV cameras in Middle of Riyadh 26/10/2017
81 SCADA lntegration of SWCC shuqaiq Substations With a new SSCC Master Station 26/10/2017
82 Supply and installation of CCTV cameras in Daryah 25/10/2017
83 Supply and installation of CCTV cameras in Daryah Back Buildings 25/10/2017
84 Supply and installation of cameras for DiwanBack 25/10/2017
85 Supply and secure military police cars 25/10/2017
86 Supply and installation of security surveillance cameras in the province of Diriyah 24/10/2017
87 Maintenance, repair and operation of air conditioning, cooling and heating equipment in educational buildings at Wajh and Amluj (Boys - Girls) group3Back BUILDINGS 23/10/2017
88 Replacement of (4 nos.) 33/11KV power transformers in primary substations 23/10/2017
89 Expansion of networks and water purification plants in the villages of (Linh - Talaat Altmayat - kindergarten Habas) northern border 22/10/2017
90 8. Development of Geographic Information System in Royal Commission in Jubail 22/10/2017
91 Maintenance of electronic health system (Track Care) 22/10/2017
92 The practice of upgrading and upgrading network infrastructure devices - Network Infrastructure Upgrade 22/10/2017
93 Supply and installation of UPS - UPS 19/10/2017
94 Supply & installation of UPS 19/10/2017
95 Fire alarm implementation in the General Directorate of Technical Training in Al-Baha area and the secondary industrial institute in Bbeisha 18/10/2017
96 Replacement of fire alarm equipment for Riyadh buildings 16/10/2017
97 Electrical generators at North west of the port 15/10/2017
98 Extension of the date of competition to upgrade and develop the electric circuit breakers (480) volts in the first phase desalination plants in Jubail 14/10/2017
99 Household connections and installation of water meters in Shifa neighborhood in Tarif 12/10/2017
100 13- Execution of household connections and installation of electronic meters in Al-Shifa district of Tarif city 12/10/2017
101 Supply of military equipment and vehicles for the program of safety and security of aviation and security installations for the sectors operating at the 11/10/2017
102 Rehabilitation of sewage treatment plant in Shaqraa - Phase 1 11/10/2017
103 Contract rehabilitation of sewage treatment plant in Shkra - Phase I 10/10/2017
104 Rehabilitation of sewage treatment plant at Kharj 10/10/2017
105 Design and construction of substation 16p 10/10/2017
106 Supplying 4 Doors Vehicle for The Maintenance Force at The Land Forces 09/10/2017
107 Extend the date of competition to supply and implement an academic platform in cyber security 09/10/2017
108 Contract for the rehabilitation of the sewage treatment plant in the complex - the first phase 08/10/2017
109 Provide financial vouchers for outstanding students 08/10/2017
110 Replacement of electric panels and transformers, low voltage cables, the dismantling of old generators and the installation of new generators in the basement of the parking 03/10/2017
111 Design and printing of metal plates on behalf of the Ministry on products vip 03/10/2017
112 implementation of Shib al-Saqqiya in the site of the water purification plantin Ghat 02/10/2017
113 Supply and installation of CCTV cameras in Sakaka schools 02/10/2017
114 BIO-HAZARD STICKERS 30/09/2017
115 Implementation of network infrastructure wireless Tabuk Unified Communications 28/09/2017
116 Implementation of sewage networks for Najran neighborhoods phase 4 contract 28/09/2017
117 Stablishment of the Portal for Small PV Power Services 28/09/2017
118 Request for Quotation (RFQ) for Sub-contracting the Passive FTTH Network Infrastructure Civil Work and OSP Implementation works under M/s Integrated Telecom Company (ITC) -NBB Project in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) 27/09/2017
119 Project of completion of sewerage networks in the city of Baljarshi (phase II) in the area of Al Baha 26/09/2017
120 Supplying Small Arms Spare Parts for The Land Forces 26/09/2017
121 Fire alarm system and security and safety materials 25/09/2017
122 Fire alarm system and security and safety materials 25/09/2017
123 Supply, installation and operation of surveillance cameras system for the building of the province of Hafr al-Batin 25/09/2017
124 Solar Energy System for Lighting in Rabigh 25/09/2017
125 Supply, installation and operation of CCTV cameras in Hafr Al Batin 25/09/2017
126 Supplying and Installing E-Targets at King Fahed Warfare Academy Training Fields 25/09/2017
127 Implementation of household connections and installation of electronic meters in the neighborhood of Shafa city Tarif 24/09/2017
128 Maintenance and operation of devices and printers for driving and driving licenses in traffic departments in different regions of the Kingdom. 24/09/2017
129 Supply and installation of spare parts and explosives equipment for the General Department of Weapons and Explosives 24/09/2017
130 Supply and installation of spare parts and explosives equipment for the General Department of Weapons and Explosives. 24/09/2017
131 Maintenance of electronic shooting training devices 24/09/2017
132 Operating and Maintaining The Aiming Range and The Shooting Targets 24/09/2017
133 2. Maintenance of electronic shooting training devices 24/09/2017
134 Fencing of King Faisal Naval base (North part) 20/09/2017
135 Operation and maintenance of the sewage project in Rafha city 20/09/2017
136 Rehabilitation and expansion of sewage treatment plant 20/09/2017
137 Replacement of electrical generators 20/09/2017
138 Operation and maintenance of dams in Medina 19/09/2017
139 Extension of the date of competition for the rehabilitation and replacement of medium voltage circuit breakers for desalination units in the second phase of desalination plants Yanbu Medina 19/09/2017
140 Supply of CCTV systems for general security sites in (Riyadh - Qassim - Hail) 19/09/2017
141 Supply and installation of electrical generators works in Diesel 19/09/2017
142 Rehabilitation and expansion of sewage treatment 19/09/2017
143 competitionRehabilitation and expansion of sewage treatment 19/09/2017
144 Supply and installation of safety tools and fire fighting equipment in Drug Control Directorate 19/09/2017
145 Implementation process of water purification plant power 800 m3 / day plan development center housing white governorate Bahra 18/09/2017
146 Insurance, maintenance and spare parts of equipment and equipment for the prevention of weapons of mass destruction 18/09/2017
147 Sewage network in Hanakiyah 18/09/2017
148 Spare parts of military vehicles and equipment for the ground forces 18/09/2017
149 Expansion of sewage networks at Sakaka - Jouf (Phase 7) 18/09/2017
150 The implementation of the water purification plant at a capacity of 800 m3 / day with the housing development plan in Al-Bayda Center in Bahra Governorate 18/09/2017
151 Replacement of fire alarm equipment for buildings in Riyadh 18/09/2017
152 Replacement of fire alarm equipment for buildings in Riyadh 18/09/2017
153 Reuse of treated wastewater in Riyadh 17/09/2017
154 Automatic Advisory Service in Internet Phase 2 (AIPRS2) 17/09/2017
155 Theestablishment of a firing range and classrooms in the Mohammed bin Nayef Institute for the protection and security of installations in the Eastern Province / village 17/09/2017
156 Competition Secure private wireless headphones with direct duplex system 17/09/2017
157 Replacement of alarms and fire detectors for buildings in Riyadh 17/09/2017
158 Insurance and supply of agricultural tools, pesticides, trees and flowers 14/09/2017
159 Project of providing network protection devices 13/09/2017
160 Supply of fingerprint devices for new attendance and departure system 12/09/2017
161 Print University Newspaper 12/09/2017
162 Supply and installation of fire alarm network at the supply base in Riyadh 12/09/2017
163 Supply of Fibreglass tanks (Phase 2) 12/09/2017
164 Application of SAP business portfolio. 10/09/2017
165 Supply of Arabic scientific books and references to the Deanship of Library Affairs 09/09/2017
166 Supply and installation of fire extinguishers at the guard points of the municipal oversight and inspection department 30/08/2017
167 Supply and supply of batteries for hand-held electronic communication equipment (SIBORA ARBAS) for the unified communication system 23/08/2017
168 Extending the date of competition for the implementation of the SAP business portfolio 23/08/2017
169 Network infrastructure and software testing of the Directorate General of Prisons Programs 21/08/2017
170 Sewage and drainage network of residential cities at National Guard in Western sector 21/08/2017
171 Supply and installation of 13 items for the needs of the banner of Prince Saad Bin Abdul Rahman Automatic Supply unit and the military battalions first security battalion and the first anti - riot of sports equipment 20/08/2017
172 Sewerage - replacement of sewage network at the central region in Makka Al Mokaramah 20/08/2017
173 Military clothing to the special forces of diplomatic security 20/08/2017
174 Sewerage - replacement of sewage network at the central region in Makka Al Mokaramah 20/08/2017
175 Alarm systems in Madinah Al Monawarah 18/08/2017
176 Early warning systems in Medina 18/08/2017
177 Maintaining, supply & installation of firefighting extinguishers at transport department - industrial area 3Back 16/08/2017
178 Supply number (40) ambulance (second category) 15/08/2017
179 Consulting and control of industrial wastewater 15/08/2017
180 The scope of this tender is about fire alarm system at the administrative building-Al Saad dates factory 15/08/2017
181 Irrigation services and garden coordination 15/08/2017
182 Maintenance, supply and installation of CCTV cameras 14/08/2017
183 Supply of military police vehicles 14/08/2017
184 6. Project supply and installation of command, control and communications system data processor system (ODP) 13/08/2017
185 Competition namecustomer loyalty program and POS handhelds 13/08/2017
186 Completion of the twin-east transformer linking Dammam Highway to Al-Kharj Road 13/08/2017
187 Supply of CCTV systems and intercom system for emergency sites 09/08/2017
188 Process of providing fire protection requirements and means of safety passports drilling sub - province 08/08/2017
189 CompetitionSupply of CCTV systems for public security buildings in Riyadh, Qassim and Hail. 08/08/2017
190 5. Operation and maintenance of the northern border security systems project 06/08/2017
191 WATER METER DN80 (3') ELSTER H4000 METER 03/08/2017
192 Secure paper labels process (Sri / plain) as well as inks for printers of posters (Zebra) 01/08/2017
193 Supply and installation of smart security gates and surveillance cameras of the Center for Judicial Training System 01/08/2017
194 The scope of this tender is about CCTV systems upgrade & enhancements project 01/08/2017
195 Maintenance of sewage network 27/07/2017
196 Supply and installation of CCTV cameras 25/07/2017
197 Installation of check water meters at multi-tenant premises and related works (ceiling value 10,000,000) 25/07/2017
198 Replacement of deteriorated electrical distribution equipment (RMU, distribution transformer, switchgear, and package units) in western region 25/07/2017
199 REPLACEMENT OF LOW VOLTAGE SWITCHGEARS AT PUMPING STATIONS MPS1,MPS2,MPS3,MPS4 TAIF TRMINAL AND LINE VALVE 37KM IN SHOIBA PIPELINES 24/07/2017
200 Maintenance of security gates and safety technology RFID 24/07/2017
201 Maintenance of security gates and safety technology RFID 24/07/2017
202 Supplying Military and Sport Clothing 24/07/2017
203 Supplying Military Boots 24/07/2017
204 Project of fire alarm &firefighting systems 23/07/2017
205 Competition securing an ambulance 20/07/2017
206 Insurance and Supply of footwear for military General Directorate of Civil Defense 20/07/2017
207 Supplying Military Vehicles Spare Parts 20/07/2017
208 Implementation of sewage networks in Shanan - Hail contract 1 20/07/2017
209 Maintenance of sewage networks 20/07/2017
210 Supply, implementation, testing and operation of smart meters reading devices and remote AMR system. 19/07/2017
211 Development of road lighting methods using the LED and solar power in Madinah 18/07/2017
212 Supply and installation of water meters in different parts in Buraydah 18/07/2017
213 Print resolutions legitimate health bodies 17/07/2017
214 Supply, implementation and support systems for government financial and administrative resources management M University villages 17/07/2017
215 Supply and installation of fingerprint devices 17/07/2017
216 Supply, installation and operation of the number "11" device to check the bags and packages X - ray Customs Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport 12/07/2017
217 Supply, installation and operation of a number (11) Devices for checking bags and packages X-ray Customs Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport 12/07/2017
218 Smart meter 12/07/2017
219 Supply and installation of fire alarm system Başkan Imam Abdul Rahman bin Faisal Hospital of Health Affairs at the Ministry of National 11/07/2017
220 Print Security Research Journal 11/07/2017
221 • Supply and installation of a solar power system for the island of Mount Lith in Mecca 11/07/2017
222 Project supply and installation of fire alarm system to house officers and school children, the residence of Al Faisaliah officers in Taif 10/07/2017
223 SIM Cards for Wireless Communication 09/07/2017
224 1. Supply and installation of surveillance cameras for security 09/07/2017
225 Modernization and development of circuit breakers industries (480) volts in the first phase of desalination plants in Juba 08/07/2017
226 Supply & installation of CCTV systems 05/07/2017
227 Supply and install of gate barriers (solar energy) for Abu ShagaraareaBack 05/07/2017
228 Supply and installation of a system of continental plates of vehicles in Mecca 04/07/2017
229 Supply and installation of visual communication Air Defense Forces System 04/07/2017
230 Supplying Books for School Libraries 04/07/2017
231 Competition cabinets supply weapons to the security forces installations 04/07/2017
232 Supply clothing and military equipment to the Directorate General of Passports 03/07/2017
233 Maintenance of security surveillance of the buildings and ports and laboratories body cameras system. 02/07/2017
234 City in check-in of baggage of Hajj Pilgrims 21/06/2017
235 Supply and installation of electronic control systems 15/06/2017
236 Fire alarm systems in Bukairyah public hospital in Bukairyah public hospital 14/06/2017
237 Insurance, supply, installation and operation of thesecurity surveillance system for the stage six oclock (cctv) for a number of civil defens 14/06/2017
238 The extension of the date of the infrastructure project of the Center for e-government transactions data expansion 14/06/2017
239 Substitution alarm system and special anti - fire hospital Bakeereya General 14/06/2017
240 Supply, installation and operation of a regular alarm and fire extinguishing building passports Eastern Province (Dammam) 11/06/2017
241 Supply, installation, operation and testing of early buildings fire alarm system 11/06/2017
242 Secure a portable radar system 11/06/2017
243 Supply and indexing books for libraries Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University 11/06/2017
244 Subscribe to electronic and printed periodicals 09/06/2017
245 Chgbl and maintenance of the northern border security systems project 08/06/2017
246 Supply of military field and air force equipment 07/06/2017
247 Maintenance (36) of the devices and equipment for the removal and explosive ordnance disposal Brigade Special Security First 06/06/2017
248 Maintenance (36) of the devices and equipment for the removal and explosive ordnance disposal Brigade Special Security First 06/06/2017
249 Supply of anti-riot suit with accessories 05/06/2017
250 Supply and installation of electrical meters for housing Enterprise staff 04/06/2017
251 Locking clothes and bags security force aircraft 04/06/2017
252 Supplying military boots for the Air Force 31/05/2017
253 4. Infrastructure monitoring system and automatic control (SCADA) 30/05/2017
254 Supply of military boots for the Air Force 30/05/2017
255 Maintenance work of the mechanical building of civil defense systems in Najran (conditioning - Swimming pools - Elevator - Fire Alarm Systems) 30/05/2017
256 Supply and installation of fingerprint passports port Batha lounge accessories 28/05/2017
257 2. secure cutting northern border security project parts 28/05/2017
258 Supply and installation of security cameras for a number of warehouses forces 24/05/2017
259 Updated conveyor baggage and the introduction of automated sorting system of internal airports 24/05/2017
260 Secure furniture is a medical hospital, the eyes of the valley 23/05/2017
261 Supply of fire truck and fire fighting equipment for Abdulrahman Bin Faisal hospital in Damam for National Guard Health Affairs 22/05/2017
262 Supply of fire truck and fire fighting equipment for Abdulrahman Bin Faisal hospital in Damam for National Guard Health Affairs 22/05/2017
263 1. Maintenance and operation of the Automated Air Force Logistics System 22/05/2017
264 Supply and installation of the wounds on your device and ultrasound imaging processes automated surgery University Hospital 21/05/2017
265 The scope of this tender is about maintenance and replacement of lighting sources for stations (solar energy) 21/05/2017
266 Operating Copying, Printing and Packaging Centers at The University 18/05/2017
267 Supply, installation and operation of the IP Telephony system 17/05/2017
268 Developing and Installing New Cameras Surveillance System (IP CCTV) 16/05/2017
269 Supplying stickers and printed materials for Hera General Hospital 16/05/2017
270 Design, development and operation of electronic procedures for financial systems and administrative system 16/05/2017
271 Providing integrated safety and fire fighting services at Daba Port 15/05/2017
272 Expansion, equipping, supply and installation of IP CCTV cameras 15/05/2017
273 Expansion, equipping, supply and installation of IP CCTV cameras 15/05/2017
274 Supply and installation of security control systems in Thahran warehouses 15/05/2017
275 Supply and installation of fire fighting equipment 14/05/2017
276 Supply of a number (880) PCB patrol car ground 4 × 4 air 14/05/2017
277 Number of supply (25) electric vehicle ambulance 11/05/2017
278 Supply, installation and testing of fire alarm systems in King Abdulaziz Military city in Tabuk 10/05/2017
279 Development of fire alarm systems in holy sites hospitals 08/05/2017
280 1. Provide an ambulance Category 2 07/05/2017
281 INSTALLING YOUR ACCESS CONTROL USING ID CARD FOR STAFF 04/05/2017
282 Identity cards for incumbents of Embassy camps at Mina & Arafat with serial number (03 colour)(Haj Section, Jeddah) 04/05/2017
283 And the transfer of water sites tactical radars of the system of command and control, communications secure 03/05/2017
284 Supply of the number of (200) ambulance Category II 03/05/2017
285 Project of supplying and securing security equipment for Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Airport in Medina 01/05/2017
286 Updated conveyor baggage and the introduction of automated sorting system of internal airports (second stage) 01/05/2017
287 Updating of conveyor belts and introduction of automated screening system at internal airports (Phase II) 01/05/2017
288 Secure military clothing 01/05/2017
289 The scope of this tender is about supply of CCTV cameras for facilities security forces building in Najran 26/04/2017
290 Supply and installation of security surveillance cameras for the building of the security of installations in Najran 26/04/2017
291 Provide security surveillance cameras for a number of training centers of security forces installations 26/04/2017
292 Supply and installation of surveillance cameras for security installations building leadership in Najran security force 26/04/2017
293 BEDS, ELECTRIC, HOSPITAL,GENERAL WARDS 25/04/2017
294 The supply and maintenance of detection and removal and explosive ordnance disposal systems, the effect of vehicle insurance 25/04/2017
295 Supply of fire trucks foam ports 24/04/2017
296 Supply of fire trucks foam ports 24/04/2017
297 Securing vehicles OBD (50) tons Force transport ground forces 24/04/2017
298 Development, operation and management of parking and my car and taxi stations, public rental (Riyadh, Dammam and Hofuf 23/04/2017
299 Extend the date of bidding for the supply and installation of fire extinguishing systems in all units of the Taif area 23/04/2017
300 Secure furniture is a medical hospital, the eyes of the valley Qassim 20/04/2017
301 Non Medical Furniture 19/04/2017
302 Supplying diagnostic devices for Emergency Departments and Heath Centers 18/04/2017
303 Installing surveillance cameras 18/04/2017
304 Supplying Two Doors Vehicle for Land Forces Command 18/04/2017
305 Supply additional medical equipment for (400) Ambulance 17/04/2017
306 Installation of surveillance cameras for all city facilities 16/04/2017
307 Supply and installation of automatic identification systems (AIS) to follow the boats 15/04/2017
308 Consumer digital water meter 13/04/2017
309 Supplying Military Vehicles for Land Forces 12/04/2017
310 Maintenance and operation of equipment and devices detect explosives at airports 12/04/2017
311 Filtrate Bag 10L 12/04/2017
312 Maintenance and operation of equipment and explosives detection equipment at airports 12/04/2017
313 To a project for an integrated follow-up attendance for (25) Branch 11/04/2017
314 Supply and installation of CCTV cameras 11/04/2017
315 The project of supplying and installing a security surveillance system for building the emirate 11/04/2017
316 Supply and installation of cctv system for emirate building 11/04/2017
317 Supply of military vehicles for ground troops 11/04/2017
318 Supply and installation of alarm and extinguishing of one of the sites for this ministry systems Knights province of Jazan 10/04/2017
319 Update and maintain medical image archiving system King Salman Center for heart disease 10/04/2017
320 And securing the supply of jeeps SUV "armored" 10/04/2017
321 Supply and installation of automatic identification systems (AIS) to follow the boats to the sectors of RasTanura, Qatif 09/04/2017
322 And the supply of military equipment for the Faculty of King Abdullah to secure air defense 09/04/2017
323 Secure barcode labels for the administrative communication system 09/04/2017
324 The supply of military equipment for the Faculty of King Abdullah to secure air defense 08/04/2017
325 Supply and installation of archive for financial management according to the attached specifications 05/04/2017
326 Maintenance of financial management systems at the University of Najran 04/04/2017
327 Supply of Vacuum cleaners 04/04/2017
328 Replacement of water meters in Assir 03/04/2017
329 Replacement of water meters in Assir 03/04/2017
330 Maintenance operation and replacement of water meters in Asir region 03/04/2017
331 Provide breakdown services and Takiev military clothing for employees of public security 03/04/2017
332 CBS secure waste trucks capacity of 22 cubic yards 02/04/2017
333 The process of replacing water meters 02/04/2017
334 Locking rear Hiawlat an excavator 02/04/2017
335 Supply and installation of medical furniture for dental hospital building 02/04/2017
336 Competition and the supply of ambulances and medical departments at the University of Taif insurance 02/04/2017
337 Postpone the competition to secure electronic devices to enter the headquarters staff of President in Riyadh 02/04/2017
338 Supply and installation of fire extinguishers in Saudi broadcasting building in Embassies neighborhood at Riyadh 02/04/2017
339 Provide breakdown services and Takiev military clothing for employees of public security 02/04/2017
340 Supply and installation of surveillance cameras at different locations railway line 02/04/2017
341 Supply and installation of surveillance cameras at different locations railway line 02/04/2017
342 Technical support and maintenance of the system of government resource planning project 31/03/2017
343 SAFETY AND SECURITY MATERIALS - FIRE ALARM SYSTEM FOR GIRLS SCHOOLS IN ARAR AND OWAIQLYAH (GROUP 1) BUILDINGS 29/03/2017
344 SUPPLY OF SAFETY AND SECURITY MATERIALS (FIRE EXTINGUISHERS AND PUMPS) GROUP 1 - BOYS SCHOOLS IN ARAR BUILDINGS 29/03/2017
345 SUPPLY OF SAFETY AND SECURITY MATERIALS (FIRE EXTINGUISHERS AND PUMPS) GROUP 1 - GIRLS SCHOOLS AND ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDINGS IN ARAR BUILDINGS 29/03/2017
346 Request for securing combat training suit 29/03/2017
347 Establishing a Parking at The University City 28/03/2017
348 Supply of fire fighting systems in Medical city 26/03/2017
349 Supply and installation of firefighting systems in Taif units 26/03/2017
350 Supplying Tactical Transport Vehicles 22/03/2017
351 The supply and installation of metal detectors building of the Civil Status 22/03/2017
352 Competitive supply and installation of the security system of the university gates 21/03/2017
353 Competitive supply and installation of vehicle tracking system 21/03/2017
354 Installing your access control using ID card for employees (see attachments) 20/03/2017
355 Supplying Military Boots 19/03/2017
356 Competitive supply of military Albestar 19/03/2017
357 Control over municipal land satellite (second phase) 19/03/2017
358 Secure the fire extinguisher systems 18/03/2017
359 The supply of military cloth 17/03/2017
360 The operation and maintenance of the system and devices attendance university Lock project 16/03/2017
361 Protecting Maintenance for Portable Barcode Devices and Thermal Sticker Printers 15/03/2017
362 Supplying Spare Parts for Land Forces Vehicles 15/03/2017
363 Supplying Administrative Support Vehicles for Land Forces 14/03/2017
364 The supply of military equipment 13/03/2017
365 Supplying Military Equipment for Land Forces 13/03/2017
366 Supplying traffic safety equipment for road security special forces 08/03/2017
367 Supplying Water Meters 08/03/2017
368 Securing magnetic cards and colored ink 08/03/2017
369 Supply and installation of air conditioning equipment, CCTV cameras and electrical boards in Al Amal mental complex 06/03/2017
370 Maintaining explosives defusing and removing devices at the General Directorate of Weapons and Explosives 06/03/2017
371 Ovehauling 110 KV switchgear at plant 03/03/2017
372 Repair of circuit breakers 110 KV in the phase 1 in Shuaibiyah stations 02/03/2017
373 The supply of spare parts for communications equipment (spare parts satellite devices) 01/03/2017
374 The supply of spare parts for communications equipment (cutting unnecessary Jaguar device) Parts 01/03/2017
375 Supply of spare parts for communications equipment (cutting machine RL-434 Parts) 01/03/2017
376 Supply of spare parts for communications equipment (spare parts satellite devices) 01/03/2017
377 Supply and installation of CCTV cameras phase 2 28/02/2017
378 Supply and installation of security cameras and replace the control units of Air Defense Forces 27/02/2017
379 Supply, installation and replacement of surveillance cameras for security units, Air Defense Forces 27/02/2017
380 (Re-launch) the supply and installation of surveillance cameras at different locations railway line 26/02/2017
381 (Re-launch) the supply and installation of surveillance cameras at different locations railway line 26/02/2017
382 The scope of this tender is about supply and installation of CCTV cameras on railway 26/02/2017
383 SELF ADHESIVE LABEL SIZE 70 X 35 MM SHEET/24 LABEL 23/02/2017
384 SELF ADHESIVE LABEL SIZE 70 X 35 MM SHEET/24 LABEL 23/02/2017
385 New fire system (fire hose) at King Abdullaziz Medical City in Al Riyadh 22/02/2017
386 Supplying 50 beds at Al Arda and Al Tawal Hospital in Jazan 22/02/2017
387 Process development and maintenance of the financial system and the draft budget 21/02/2017
388 Supply and installation of equipment and materials and spare parts for military police for the Air Defense Forces 21/02/2017
389 Supply of camouflage cloth 19/02/2017
390 Supply and installation of surveillance cameras at different locations railway line 12/02/2017
391 Raise the operational capacity of the e-Government "pleased" 12/02/2017
392 Raise the operational capacity of the e-Government "pleased" 12/02/2017
393 Aqraouah water meters Baha 05/02/2017
394 Development Department to prepare the bid requirements and specifications for projects of e-government program 05/02/2017
395 Aqraouah water meters Baha 04/02/2017
396 Securing the supply of some military equipment to the Directorate General of Civil Defense 01/02/2017
397 Securing and supplying some of the military equipment for the General Directorate of Civil Defense 01/02/2017
398 Medical Furniture 01/02/2017
399 The supply and installation of a private Amenbh gates metal detectors and accessories building civil status soil province 01/02/2017
400 The supply and installation of a private security gates metal detectors and accessories building civil status management province vernier 01/02/2017
401 Implementation of the new generation of national identification documents manner partnership with the private sector (BOT) 29/01/2017
402 The scope of this tender is about installation of new metal clad/GIS switchgear for 13.38/34.5 kv 38CD Substation #2, underground 34,5kv cable and addition of 13.8kv breakers in 43BD Substation to provide power to expected demand of eastern corridor camps and other customers in the vicinity 26/01/2017
403 Electrical works - primary substations 33/11 KV 26/01/2017
404 Development of fire fighting system in ministry of interior at Riyadh 25/01/2017
405 Electrical works - package type primary substations 33-11 KV 25/01/2017
406 Replacement of transformers and lighting poles in Southern region 24/01/2017
407 Replacement of transformers and electrical lighting columns by the South 24/01/2017
408 Development of fire fighting system 24/01/2017
409 Project requirements to provide security and surveillance cameras 24/01/2017
410 Replacement of Research Center Panelboards - replacement project for switchgear research center 24/01/2017
411 Project to provide technical support for systems of Government Resource Planning (GRP) 24/01/2017
412 Supply of toners for printers operating supplies another secretariat Madinah 24/01/2017
413 Supply of toners for printers operating supplies another secretariat Madinah 24/01/2017
414 Replacement of transformers and electrical lighting columns by the South 24/01/2017
415 Quantities and specifications for the implementation of surveillance cameras Palace His Highness the Emir zone tables 22/01/2017
416 Maintenance of printers Saudi passport reading the second phase (PPPM2) 17/01/2017
417 Providing ID card printer 15/01/2017
418 Secure military equipment and Media General Directorate of Civil Defense Jazan 38/11 10/01/2017
419 Rehabilitation of electrical transformers phase 2 for Yanbu Al Madinah Al Monawarah plants Power & Water 10/01/2017
420 Replacement of fire extinguishers
Buildings
09/01/2017
421 Security system maintenance control center facilities and updating security systems (CCTVM2) 01/01/2017
422 EPC of expansion substations 38CD & 43BD 29/12/2016
423 Design and extend of Bahrain International Airport (building contractors) 28/12/2016
424 Maintenance of space communication fourth stage (VSATM4) 27/12/2016
425 Supply and installation of plastic cards printers and Msthlkadtha 25/12/2016
426 Complementary works year of the site and the fire extinguishing system and air-conditioning building civil status management Ahsa 25/12/2016
427 SELF ADHESIVE LABEL SIZE 70 X 35 MM SHEET/24 LABEL 20/12/2016
428 Maintenance, repair and operation of alarm and fire extinguishing systems and fire equipment with spare parts for building the eastern region`s prisons 19/12/2016
429 Backup server for Cisco CUCM IP telephony system 17/12/2016
430 Supply, installation and operation of CCTV cameras and emergency glass gates Buildings 15/12/2016
431 Supply, installation and operation of CCTV cameras and emergency glass gates 15/12/2016
432 Maintenance and operation of access control system using fingerprint for secretariat of Riyadh 13/12/2016
433 Implementation and installation of domestic water meter connections with remote meter reading system 12/12/2016
434 Repair of mechanical fire fighting systems in King Abdulaziz air base at Eastern sector Buildings 08/12/2016
435 Supply and installation of CCTV system 06/12/2016
436 Supply, installation and maintenance of access control system for university units
06/12/2016
437 Supply of safety materials and fire extinguishers 05/12/2016
438 Supply of fire extinguishers for Assir schools 05/12/2016
439 Installation of new metal clad/GIS switchgear for 13.38/34.5 kv 38CD substation 29/11/2016
440 Maintenance and cleaning of access control system for municipality of Riyadh
Buildings
28/11/2016
441 Establishment and operation of the first group of e - Government services 27/11/2016
442 Supply and installation of CCTV cameras in general directorate of water in Makkah Al Mokaramah 24/11/2016
443 Supply and installation of security equipment and CCTV in Qassim 22/11/2016
444 Supply of fire extinguishers and emergency exit for nurses house in Al Kamel Public hospital 17/11/2016
445 Rehabilitation of electrical transformers in King Faisal air base at Northern sector 16/11/2016
446 Supply and installation of fire alarm system 16/11/2016
447 Supply and installation of access control system for general directorate of passports 15/11/2016
448 Supply, installation of fire alarm system for passports building in Tabuk 14/11/2016
449 The purpose of the competitioncontrols on municipal land satellite Tabuk 14/11/2016
450 Reading Water Meters 14/11/2016
451 Supply, installation and operation of cameras for security monitoring and glass doors of the emergency 12/11/2016
452 Cannula INFUSION TORNAMBE 5MM 10/11/2016
453 Supply and installation of fire alarm system 09/11/2016
454 Implementation of household pipelines and installation of water meters in Qutaif 08/11/2016
455 Supply of biometric access control devices 24/10/2016
456 Maintaining fingerprint attendance monitoring system and upgrading its software 19/10/2016
457 Road marking for the sides of car parking in different locations of Sharjah city Buildings
19/10/2016
458 Securing the fingerprint devices for staff and electronic door locks and secure the internal surveillance cameras unnecessary mental health hospital in Al-Qassim 18/10/2016
459 Rehabilitation of electrical transformers phase 2 for Yanbu Al Madinah Al Monawarah plants 17/10/2016
460 Supply timers attendance fingerprint work 16/10/2016
461 Supply and installation of fire fighting systems in Radio and Television Commission at Arafat and Mina - Holy sites 12/10/2016
462 Installation of CCTV cameras for municipality of Northern region municipality 12/10/2016
463 Supply of furniture and equipment for health affairs facilities 11/10/2016
464 Supply and installation of CCTV cameras in archiving place

11/10/2016
465 CCTV system for hospitals and Northern borders health affairs buildings 11/10/2016
466 Supply and installation of CCTV cameras for University of Taif
Buildings
10/10/2016
467 Supply the needs of the National Guard of clothing and military equipment 09/10/2016
468 VOICE RECOGNITION LINCESES VOICE DICTATION SYSTEM TO SCAN LICENSE 05/10/2016
469 Securing thermal cameras mounted on vehicles 03/10/2016
470 Support for smart card management system 03/10/2016
471 Fire fighting systems in civil affairs buildings at Southern region 03/10/2016
472 Supply and installation of security systems for schools in general directorate of education in Ihsaa 03/10/2016
473 The supply of ambulances 03/10/2016
474 NORMAL CARD IS A NORMAL CARD SWIPE WITH TWO FACES MAGNATIC CARD SWIPE CARD TBAAIDH 30/09/2016
475 Supply and installation of fire-fighting systems 28/09/2016
476 Supply and installation of public administration , security surveillance cameras to the headquarters of the private archive system trading announcement 28/09/2016
477 Securing boats maritime surveillance

27/09/2016
478 Carry out Detailed Inspection & Overhauling of 123 KV SF6 Gas Insulated Switchgears, Accessories & Air Compressor with Required Consumables, Special Tools & Test Instruments at SWCC SHUQAIQ Plant 26/09/2016
479 Supplying fire fighting vehicle with all its equipment 26/09/2016
480 Operation and maintenance of storage and disposal and preventive security and safety of the chemical stores Umm al- Qura University systems 26/09/2016
481 Supply of Surveillances System 25/09/2016
482 Supplying equipment and security equipment for special military police force of ground troops 05/09/2016
483 Surveillance System and facial recognition (FRSS) 30/08/2016
484 Supply and installation of CCTV cameras for King Fahd Armed Forces hospital
Buildings
30/08/2016
485 Supply of Secure socks half-machine gun 28/08/2016
486 Management and operation of the royal commission recreation facilities 24/08/2016
487 Supply and installation of CCTV systems for schools 23/08/2016
488 Supply and installation of solar electric system in Northern sectors
Power & Water
17/08/2016
489 The purpose of the competition tosecure electronic fingerprint system 16/08/2016
490 Construction of fire alarm systems and fire fighting equipment 16/08/2016
491 Integrated networks of alarm and fire-fighting Jeddah Islamic Port 15/08/2016
492 Reverence for protective clothing for employees of the Fire Services Fire and Rescue internal airports 14/08/2016
493 Secure pod pistol 12/08/2016
494 Replacement of electrical switchgears medium voltage, standby generator and control system for King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology
Power & Water
08/08/2016
495 Replacement of Furniture in Hospital Housing 07/08/2016
496 Fencing of civil defense land in Makkah Al Mokaramah at Taif 03/08/2016
497 The scope of this tender is about supply and installation of CCTV cameras and control systems at network rooms at external departments 03/08/2016
498 The scope of this tender is about design, supply & installation of package substation 03/08/2016
499 The establishment of desalination plant in Jeddah - the fourth stage reverse osmosis card (400,000) cubic meters per day 03/08/2016
500 Supply of fire alarm system for Majardah General Hospital 28/07/2016
501 Advanced electricity metering project for karakpak republic, navoi and khorezm regions 27/07/2016
502 The scope of this tender is about design, supply and installation of CCTV camera system on retained vehicles at Sih Al-Labsa area & supply (2) smart screens in meeting room 27/07/2016
503 Replacement, supply and installation of fire alarm systems for buildings Buildings
26/07/2016
504 Supply of access control system (fingerprint) for King Abdulaziz hospital at Makkah Al Mokaramah Buildings
25/07/2016
505 Maintenance of CCTV cameras 24/07/2016
506 Supply, installation and operation of CCTV cameras in Ohd Rufaidah hospital 21/07/2016
507 Development of fire fighting equipment 20/07/2016
508 Supply of fingerprint devices for King Fahd Medical city
Buildings
19/07/2016
509 Installation of CCTV cameras in Medical Supply Department in Hidaa at Makkah Al Mokaramah 18/07/2016
510 Project Voice of cameras and the image of the service counters in international lounges King Khaled International Airport 18/07/2016
511 Replacement, maintenance and operation of passengers boarding bridges 17/07/2016
512 Installation of (2) tactical air navigation system. 13/07/2016
513 Prevention of the danger of flood and drainage of rain water for the secretariat, municipalities and its villages (Wadi Qoub Al Shamali ph1) 01/07/2016
514 Supply of CCTV cameras in the main building and women building in Prince Majid street Buildings
28/06/2016
515 Secure security surveillance cameras to the main administration building and the building Women's Prince Majed Street 27/06/2016
516 THE SAUDI ELECTRICITY COMPANY ANNOUNCED TO LAUNCH SMART METERING PROJECT WHICH INCLUDE THE DEVELOPMENT OD 2.5 MILLION SMART METER. 27/06/2016
517 Maintenance of CCTV system for municipality buildings at Arar (Maintenance and cleaning of buildings and public facilities) 23/06/2016
518 Installation of CCTV cameras (phase 2) in King Khalid International airport Buildings
22/06/2016
519 Installing Surveillance Cameras System (Second Phase) at King Khalid International Airport 21/06/2016
520 Supply of fire alarm networks and safety equipment for Baha schools 21/06/2016
521 Development and organizing of intersections, bridges and tunnels of King Faisal road (Pedestrian tunnels) 20/06/2016
522 Supplying and Installing Security Cameras for Al Qahma General Hospital 20/06/2016
523 Construction and rehabilitation of roads and car parks in Azeezyah neighborhood
Infrastructure
20/06/2016
524 Inspection and maintenance alarm system and fire extinguishers and pumps fresh water building passports Holy City 20/06/2016
525 CONSTRUCTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF ROADS AND PARKING AT HAII AL-AZIZIAH . 20/06/2016
526 Supply of safety and security equipment for schools 20/06/2016
527 Supply and installation of CCTV cameras and hydraulic bumpers in Damam TV complex 15/06/2016
528 Competitive supply and installation of automatic extinguishing system and alarm warehouses south of Riyadh 13/06/2016
529 Supply, installation & operation of non-medical devices and furniture for Nursery Housing at Al Qahma General Hospital 08/06/2016
530 Access control system 08/06/2016
531 Access control system 08/06/2016
532 Maintenance of fire fighting equipment and fire alarm systems in Hospital
Buildings
07/06/2016
533 Supply of fire alarm system for Aflaj schools` 06/06/2016
534 cannula I.V. ported w/wing 22G X 1" 05/06/2016
535 Supply and installation of systems and surveillance cameras and video calling for all units of the university (administrative and security) 02/06/2016
536 Supply and installation of CCTV cameras and systems for University units 02/06/2016
537 Construction of furniture in Maternity and Children hospital in Buraidah 01/06/2016
538 Establishing a power station of 110 KV for the project of King Salman Specialist Hospital in the Ministry of National Guards 31/05/2016
539 Maintenance and operation of the research vessel (Azizi) and Boat Research (Marine Science) at the Faculty of Marine Sciences 29/05/2016
540 Supply and installation of access control system 26/05/2016
541 Supply And installation of security surveillance system in Club 25/05/2016
542 Supply and installation of CCTV system in the club 25/05/2016
543 Supply And Installation Of Security Surveillance System in Club 25/05/2016
544 Supply and installation of systems and surveillance cameras and video calling for all units of the university (administrative and security) 25/05/2016
545 Supply of Armored vehicles 23/05/2016
546 Supply of electronic fingerprinting equipment 23/05/2016
547 Maintaining and Operating Fire Distinguishing ,Alarm Systems, Moreover, Maintaining Fire Fighting Equipment, and spare Parts for Northern Region Prisons Buildings (Northern Borders, Tabuk, Al Jouf) 23/05/2016
548 Updating of fire alarm system of the college Buildings
23/05/2016
549 Supply and installation of CCTV cameras in Emirate of Madinah Al Monawarah 18/05/2016
550 Supply of Weapons and Explosives systems 17/05/2016
551 Supply of car parking management system for the Ministry of Interior in Riyadh 17/05/2016
552 Construction of drainage, car parks and shades and rehabilitation of hangar 16/05/2016
553 Construction of fences and gates and installation of CCTV cameras in Rahaily tower in Thahban at North of Jeddah
Infrastructure
16/05/2016
554 Competitioncompete roads and islands Developed the cultivation of the Faculty of Arts isstudents 16/05/2016
555 Supplying military uniforms and boots 15/05/2016
556 Supplying Two Small Armored Vehicles 15/05/2016
557 Supply of Planes With Fuelto Marine Forces in Jabeel 11/05/2016
558 Supply Of Water Meters 08/05/2016
559 Supply of military uniforms 05/05/2016
560 Supply and installation of CCTV cameras for car parks in housing complex at Dammam 04/05/2016
561 Access control system (fingerprint) 28/04/2016
562 Supply and installation of fire alarm system in Riyadh 28/04/2016
563 Maintenance and repair of CCTV equipment in civil defense buildings in (Riyadh - Qassim - Hail - Jouf - Northern Borders - Eastern region)
Buildings
27/04/2016
564 Replacement of fire fighting system in water building in Shaqeeq desalination stations 26/04/2016
565 Maintaining Security Surveillance of Civil Defense Buildings in (Al Riyadh Al Qaseem Hail Al Jouf Northern Region Eastern Region 26/04/2016
566 The scope of this tender is about supply of fire fighting equipment 25/04/2016
567 Cannula IV W/port 26g pedia 24/04/2016
568 Supply of fire protection equipment 22/04/2016
569 Supply of electronic water meters of different sizes for all the national water company sites for 3 Agreement
Years
21/04/2016
570 Supply and installation of security equipment in King Abdullah College for air defense
Buildings
18/04/2016
571 1438/1437/77 :- Supplying Clothes and Military Equipment for Roads Security Forces
17/04/2016
572 Supplying Computer Devices and Printers for Public Security 17/04/2016
573 Supply and installation of bulletproof glass 17/04/2016
574 Supply of water meters in Madinah Al Monawarah 12/04/2016
575 Supply and installation of water meters in Ashwaq Kharibah at Diba 11/04/2016
576 Maintenance and repair of water meters in General Directorate of Water in Madinah Al Monawarah 05/04/2016
577 Support for smart card management system 04/04/2016
578 Maintenance and operation of security supplies and fire fighting equipment in King Abulaziz port
Infrastructure
31/03/2016
579 Installation of fire alarm system in Shuqaiq desalination plant Buildings 24/03/2016
580 The scope of this tender is about supply and installation of security equipment in Northern region, Jouf, Hail, Qassim, Tabuk prisons 17/03/2016
581 Supply and installation of security equipment 16/03/2016
582 Supply and installation of security equipment in Eastern region, Madinah Al Monawarah, Jazan prisons 15/03/2016
583 Supply and installation of security equipment in Riyadh prisons 15/03/2016
584 The ministry statement announced the launch of the special license of the Ministry of Culture and Information to practice the printing business competition. 15/03/2016
585 Supply and installation of security control systems for radio station in Jeddah and Television center in Taif 15/03/2016
586 Expansion of security control system in Holy city Buildings 14/03/2016
587 Supplying of mine removal equipment for Navy Security Special Forces (Second Phase) 09/03/2016
588 Supply and installation of concrete stopping and security fence in Qassim prisons 09/03/2016
589 Installation of water meters in Buraidah 08/03/2016
590 Supply of smart direct electronic meters (AMI 3 phase and single phase) 07/03/2016
591 Installation of water meters in Qassim 07/03/2016
592 Providing Meters of the Ground Floor to the Wall to Be Configured for Automated Reading System Business Unit 07/03/2016
593 LABEL, LABORATORY BARCODE LABELS 03/03/2016
594 Maintenance of fingerprint equipment in the General Directorate of Water in Eastern region 02/03/2016
595 The scope of this tender is about supply, installation and operation of CCTV cameras in Health centers in Ihsa 01/03/2016
596 Supply, installation and operation of CCTV cameras in Health s in Ihsa 01/03/2016
597 Supply of Security Vehicles for Military Police 28/02/2016
598 Rehabilitation And Replacement Of Water Flow Meters In Yanbu And Madinah Al Monawarah Desalination Plants Phase 1
24/02/2016
599 Supply and ensure the number "6" mobile systems to scan containers and trucks X-ray different customs ports 24/02/2016
600 Supply and ensure the number "5" mobile systems to scan containers and trucks X-ray different customs ports 24/02/2016
601 Procure Military Glasses. Solden Area in Hammam Al-Riyadh-Ommen Special Security 21/02/2016
602 Agreement for a period of two years the replacement of water meters of different sizes) 3/4 (inch to (2) 21/02/2016
603 Supply and installation of the armored positions caliber machine gun 0.50 of an inch to lead the Border Guards in Najran and its subordinate units 09/02/2016
604 Supply and installation of the armored positions caliber machine gun 0.50 of an inch of the border guard command in Asir and its subordinate units 09/02/2016
605 Procurement of Bomb Squad Kits To General Administration Of Weapons And Explosives 09/02/2016
606 CCTV cameras in King Abdullah city building for dates 08/02/2016
607 Supply and installation of the armored positions caliber machine gun 0.50 of an inch of the border guard command in Jazan region and its subordinate units 07/02/2016
608 Procure Camouflage mesh. Documents Area Sold at Land Forces Commander-Engineers-Budget and Contracts Department 07/02/2016
609 Supply and installation of access control system in Najran Buildings
03/02/2016
610 Insurance surveillance cameras of the main building and the building of emergency and the rest of the upper sections and link them to the Chamber of Control Bosp 02/02/2016
611 Procure Military Equipment and Flags of General Directorate of Civil Defense 02/02/2016
612 Supply of military textiles for the employees of the General Directorate of Civil Defense. 01/02/2016
613 Supply of footwear for military employees of the general directorate of civil defense. 01/02/2016
614 Supply of Military Garments and Equipment 01/02/2016
615 Supply, installation and operation of surveillance cameras and security centers, primary health care in Jeddah 31/01/2016
616 Procure Military Boots to Employees of the General Directorate of Civil Defense-General of Administration and Logistics and Supply Management 31/01/2016
617 Procure Military Textiles to Employees of General Directorate of Civil Defense 31/01/2016
618 Publise a magazine (998) and the journal of the savior of the Directorate General of Civil Defense for two years (1437-1438). 28/01/2016
619 Maintenance work of fire alarm and water pumps for the building department of the general of civil defense in riyadh. 28/01/2016
620 Supplying (4) ambulance vehicles for Medical Center campus 27/01/2016
621 Supply of CCTV systems in air defense forces Buildings 27/01/2016
622 Supplying (4) ambulance vehicles for Medical Center campus 26/01/2016
623 Development Of Alarm System And Fire Extinguishers In Passports Building In Riyadh 30/12/2015
624 SUPPLY & INSTALLATION OF NEW PAD MOUNTED SWITCHGEAR, METERING SWITCHGEAR, MV CABLES & RELATED ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES IN NEW RCHQ BUILDING 16/12/2015
625 Supply Number (7) Cars Of Type Ambulance Stations East And West Coast 16/12/2015
626 Submit your quotation for designing and printing UNDP 2016 desk corporate calendar in Arabic and English as detailed in Annex 1 of this RFQ. 13/12/2015
627 Insurance Scanning Devices And Barcode Printers 08/12/2015
628 Smart Meter 02/12/2015
629 Secure Bullet Proof Vest And Slabs Against Bullets 17/11/2015
630 Modernization Of Infrastructure Cables For Computer Network Structural In The University 11/11/2015
631 The process of supply and installation of mechanical and electromagnetic flow sites Alashiyab sporadic province Meters (soil-Khurmah-vernier) Place the sale of copies: the ministry's website on Alanturntmkan deadline: Directorate headquarters in Jeddah (fourth round) 10/11/2015
632 Print and supply Al_husbhmkan magazine copies Sell: General Presidency Khurais Road Almstraeatllastfassar call: 4908447 administration 10/11/2015
633 Supply Of Bullet-Proof Plates 06/10/2015
634 Support for smart cards management system 13/09/2015
635 Supply of Secure 4000 Bulletproof Jackets And 4000 Bullet Resistance Helmets 03/09/2015
636 Supply of circuit breakers for That Al Sawari school. 23/08/2015
637 Supply of circuit breakers for That Al Sawari school 23/08/2015
638 Supply of clothing and shoes military 23/08/2015
639 The Supply Of 100 Military Police Car 18/08/2015
640 Security services sectors - military and security equipment 17/08/2015
641 Print records of medical and health care models Aloolay in Tabuk 16/08/2015
642 Supply of publications to Noor Specialist Hospital in Makkah in 1436 AH 12/08/2015
643 Supply and installation of automated car parking building in the capital municipality Ghazh Almekdshmkan copies Sell 05/08/2015
644 Implementation of the means of traffic safety 04/08/2015
645 Supply of prints and Stationery Printing Press for the health of Asir 04/08/2015
646 Supply and installation of electrical water meters in Qurayat city in Jouf. 03/08/2015
647 Supply and installation of electrical water meters in Qurayat city in Jouf. 03/08/2015
648 Securing spare parts for weapons Alsgarhmkan sale documents and presentations: leadership Maintenance Management weapon purchases and military agreements in Ariyadmlahzh: Version value be under certified check ground forces / weapon maintenance 03/08/2015
649 Repair of circuit breakers 110 KV in the phase 1 in Shuaibiyah stations 02/08/2015
650 Expansion of car parking system in the university 02/08/2015
651 Insurance Publications and office supplies for the management of public health in the Holy Capital 02/08/2015
652 Change the main circuit breakers (Phase 4) in King Khalid 27/07/2015
653 Implementation of traffic projects treatment of hazardous sites 20/07/2015
654 Implementation of the means of traffic safety villages of Mecca first stage 05/07/2015
655 Spare parts for weapons 30/06/2015
656 Packaging generator to the main station, King Fahd Military City region 30/06/2015
657 Installation, maintenance and reading water meters water Medina network 28/06/2015
658 Installation, maintenance and reading water meters water Medina network 28/06/2015
659 Supply and installation of concrete barriers and metal nets and barbed wire to one of this ministry buildings in Qassim 28/06/2015
660 Supply and installation of concrete barriers and clasped protect a building of this Aloizrh Taif 28/06/2015
661 MILITARY POLICE VEHICLES FOR GROUND TROOPS 28/06/2015
662 Supply, installation and operation of generators in many regions - Phase 3 28/06/2015
663 Installation and maintenance of water meters in Madinah Al Monawarah 28/06/2015
664 Supply of New medium Voltage Switchgear, power transformers, Ring main unit, and Transfer Switches in RCMC Service Building


24/06/2015
665 New medium voltage switchgear, power transformers, ring main unit, and transfer switches in rcmc service building (phase-1) 24/06/2015
666 Supply and installation of backup generators northwest port of Jeddah 23/06/2015
667 Supply Of Military Equipment 22/06/2015
668 Car Insurance 22/06/2015
669 FM radio network on the road to Riyadh 22/06/2015
670 Supplying clothes (military uniforms) and military equipment 22/06/2015
671 Project auxiliary systems field communications 21/06/2015
672 Supply and installation of generators for 3 centers 16/06/2015
673 Manufacture And Supply Of Security Barriers Moving On Wheels For Security Installations 15/06/2015
674 Supply and installation of backup generators 15/06/2015
675 Supply and Installation of Automated Car Parking Building in the Capital Municipality Ghazh AlmekdshmkanTender fee:SR 2500 14/06/2015
676 Supply of fire engines in the air forces Buildings
11/06/2015
677 Expanding the system of smart parking at the university. 10/06/2015
678 Replace the old generator (B) the birth of a new 800 kW 10/06/2015
679 Supply of spare parts for electric trains and materials (HID-Soichat) 10/06/2015
680 Supply wireless communications devices handy medium-range and mobile VHF with accessories in Najran 10/06/2015
681 Supply wireless communications devices handy medium-range and mobile VHF with accessories in Asir 10/06/2015
682 Supply wireless communications devices handy medium-range and mobile VHF with accessories in Jazan 10/06/2015
683 Regarding the supply, installation and operation of meter reading and remote device (AMR) system 10/06/2015
684 Transfer era passport process (cards and papers of value and Msthlkadtha) from the main warehouse to the branches of the Directorate of Passports areas (the second time) 09/06/2015
685 Detection and reconnaissance vehicles for the management of the prevention of weapons of destruction 08/06/2015
686 Supply, installation and operation of generators in different regions - Phase 3 08/06/2015
687 Supply, installation and operation of back-up generators in several areas-stage 07/06/2015
688 Supply and installation of a generator reserve of 500 KVA 380 07/06/2015
689 Supply and installation of two reserve generator of 1000 KVA 380 volts 07/06/2015
690 Supplying four fully equipped four wheel drive ambulances 04/06/2015
691 Supply of ambulances 04/06/2015
692 Packaging generator to the main station 03/06/2015
693 Car insurance and equipment management Jizan Dam 02/06/2015
694 Supply Installation and Operation of a Number 9 Orderly Power Supply Effort to XRay Inspection Systems With a Number of Customs Ports 02/06/2015
695 Provision and installation of electric power / 30 / KP Generator 02/06/2015
696 Securing spare parts for communication devices medium-range VHF TAIT antennas and connectors and cable interconnection type 01/06/2015
697 Insurance number (30) Coastal Patrol boat fast category (9-11) meters 01/06/2015
698 Supply of (30) Fast Coastal Patrol Boat 31/05/2015
699 RFID Access Control Systems 30/05/2015
700 Supply, installation and maintenance cards system 28/05/2015
701 Supplying and installing 14 x-ray devices for examining packages and bags at separated customs. 27/05/2015
702 Supply Installation and Operation of a Number 14 Device to Check the Bags and Packages Xrays Scattered Customs 27/05/2015
703 Implementation of an Electronic System to Track the Performance of the Strategy Through Performance Indicators 27/05/2015
704 Supply, installation and operation of a number (14) a device to check the bags and packages X-ray Customs 27/05/2015
705 Military clothing and equipment operation 26/05/2015
706 Supply, installation and operation of wireless communication system long-range (HF) with all accessories 25/05/2015
707 Implementation of water systems, sewage systems, banks, gas, repair the tunnel and the development of maintenance systems (SCADA) 24/05/2015
708 Amra and maintenance of switchgear 230 (KV) Desalination Plant news-stage Althanihmkan sale documents and presentations 21/05/2015
709 Supply, installation and operation of the meter reading devices and remote system (AMR) province ligature and villages in Jazan 20/05/2015
710 Supply, installation and operation of the meter reading and remote device system (AMR) province ligature and villages area Jazanmkan copies Sell 20/05/2015
711 Insurance on the equipment and property 20/05/2015
712 Supply of vehicles at the Faculty of King Abdullah 19/05/2015
713 Private insurance programs for the Office of His Excellency the Vice President for Ttaiwirmkan sale documents and presentations: Contracts and Procurement Management 18/05/2015
714 Construction of the power supply station of the National Guard camp in Dammam 17/05/2015
715 Military Clothing and Equipment 17/05/2015
716 Securing control systems 17/05/2015
717 Securing spare parts for radios medium-range VHF fixed and movable type TAIT 17/05/2015
718 Car Insurance 17/05/2015
719 Maintenance of electrical generators in several areas 17/05/2015
720 Supplying military equipment for the engineering forces. 17/05/2015
721 Car Insurance Authority headquarters and its branches areas and departments in the governorates President 17/05/2015
722 Spare parts for radios medium-range (VHF) type (TAIT) fixed 17/05/2015
723 Military weapon equipment 17/05/2015
724 Provision and Installation of Back-up Generator for United Nations Building, DQ, Riyadh 16/05/2015
725 Tri-colour Identity cards (bilingual) for Deputationists in different backgrounds in (03 colour) with serial number (Haj Section, Jeddah) 14/05/2015
726 Supplying 6 portable x-ray machine/devices for examining containers and truck in several customs points 13/05/2015
727 insurance planning papers 13/05/2015
728 Car insurance service to the hospital Saturday Alaya 12/05/2015
729 Procurement of Car Insurance Services. 12/05/2015
730 Competitive car insurance for some districts 11/05/2015
731 Secure prints of King Abdul Aziz Hospital in Makkah in 1436 AH 11/05/2015
732 Car insurance for field work 11/05/2015
733 Application preparation staff system (first phase) of the radio identification technology at the University 11/05/2015
734 Provision of Instead of Securing Protection Masks and Weapons of Mass Destruction 07/05/2015
735 Supplying protective masks and suites of mass destruction weapons. 07/05/2015
736 Providing Of Vehicle Tracking System 06/05/2015
737 Insurance of Medical Supplies 06/05/2015
738 Family insurance patients to mental health hospital in Najran 05/05/2015
739 Military clothing and accessories 05/05/2015
740 Supply and installation of GPS monitoring and recording events for the regions of Jizan and Asiramlahzh systems
04/05/2015
741 Insurance of spray devices of pesticides to fight locusts 04/05/2015
742 Supply of publications of the Directorate General of Passports 04/05/2015
743 Supplying vehicles for transportation force of the ground forces 04/05/2015
744 Supplying vehicles for the military police of the ground forces 04/05/2015
745 Military Police Vehicles 04/05/2015
746 Car Insurance and mechanisms for points of the security Amemkan 03/05/2015
747 Supply of military clothing of the Directorate General for Drug Control and its subsidiaries to secure areas 03/05/2015
748 Supply of military clothing of the Directorate General for Drug Control and branches 03/05/2015
749 Supply of bulletproof vests 03/05/2015
750 Supplying defusing and removal equipment and systems and removing explosives for General Administration of weapons and explosives. 03/05/2015
751 Car Insurance of the Ministry of Education 28/04/2015
752 The project of services and electronic transaction. 27/04/2015
753 Medical Insurance Planning papers for hospitals feelings holy pilgrimage season in 1436 AH 27/04/2015
754 Technical Support to Motorola Radio System 27/04/2015
755 Insurance and supply fire engines forces 23/04/2015
756 Supply of fire engines for the Air Force to secure 22/04/2015
757 Implementation of the drilling and supply and the extension of telephone cables variety of military city 21/04/2015
758 Securing devices and equipment for Applied Research Center and explosives and ballistics tests. 15/04/2015
759 Car Insurance Services unnecessary General Directorate of Health Affairs in Qassim 15/04/2015
760 Global positioning devices (GPS) 14/04/2015
761 Supply and installation of concrete barriers in one of this province 14/04/2015
762 Car insurance for training and administrative units 14/04/2015
763 Mask non-toxic particle protects against nuisance dust & powder below the maximum level of 15mg. General use use in carpentry /road /grounds 14/04/2015
764 Provision and installation of a 3rd 115/34.5kV, 80/100MVA power transformer, 34.5kV switchgears, 34.5kV cable, with all additions/modification in existing control and protection panels, annunciation, SCADA and telecommunication panels as per documents 13/04/2015
765 Car Insurance 13/04/2015
766 Car insurance for municipalities leasing system (Nairiyah-Mlijh-macaroni-KULAIB province) 13/04/2015
767 Insurance on the equipment and property of the institution 13/04/2015
768 Car Insurance Service Rental System 12/04/2015
769 Management and operation of marine survey ship (Sultan), boats affiliate 12/04/2015
770 Supplying military equipment 10/04/2015
771 Life and Medical Insurance coverage for Locally Employed Staff at the Embassy of the United States of America and two Consulates General in Jeddah and Dhahran 09/04/2015
772 Military clothing and equipment operation 08/04/2015
773 Provision For Control And Quality Assurance Of Continuous Monitoring Stations Gps Satellite First Phase 07/04/2015
774 Secure military clothing and equipment 06/04/2015
775 Insurance for students to graduate in 1463 instead of its Faculty of King Fahd Security 06/04/2015
776 Competition and supply unit infertility and fertilization requirements for hospitals and health affairs at the Ministry of National Guard Insurance 06/04/2015
777 Insurance Needs the Graduation Ceremony for the Year 1436 Ah of Spare Parts for the Management of Maintenance and Operation of the Faculty of King Fahd 05/04/2015
778 Supervision and control and monitoring system (SCADA) for water facilities and sanitation in the Tabuk region (the first stage) 05/04/2015
779 Car insurance leasing system for a period of 3 copies Snoatemkan sale: Municipality Mlijh 05/04/2015
780 Car Insurance Service System for the Municipality of Abu Arish 01/04/2015
781 Supply And Installation Of The Financial System 31/03/2015
782 Update HR systems 30/03/2015
783 Design and implement of 2 concrete bridges of cars and trucks on intersections in the railway no. 2 between the point 482381 km, the point 494493 km and the point 494493 km and establishment of 2 asp
Infrastructure
25/03/2015
784 Development and operation of an emergency communications receiver Secretariat Madinah Center 940 23/03/2015
785 Auditing and monitoring electronic transactions honestly Jazan 22/03/2015
786 Arm For Gate Barrier 3.5 Meter (See Attached Technical Specification) 20/03/2015
787 Provision For Securing Spare Parts For Vehicles Operating Ground Forces 18/03/2015
788 Supply & Installation Of Satellite Interactive Terminal At 11 Sites 15/03/2015
789 Supply and Installation of a Number 18 Device for Checking Bags and Packages XRay Multiple Customs Ports 07/03/2015
790 Provision of Safety Garments 23/02/2015
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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.

    For sample pages and further information concerning the visiongain report The Military Body Armour & Personal Protective Gear Market 2012-2022 please visit: www.visiongain.com/Report/794/The-Military-Body-Armour-Pe...

    For an executive summary of this report or to order it today please email:
    Sara Peerun at sara.peerun@visiongainglobal.com
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    Source: http://www.openpr.com

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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.


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    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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