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1 Assorted specialised vehicles and machinery and related services (Wheeled excavator-loader, Front loader, Wheel loader (mini loader), Snow compaction machine, Universal multifunctional truck, Evacuator, Self-loader, Quadricycle, Waste collection vehicle) 14/08/2020
2 Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program - Tranche 4 30/06/2020
3 Strengthening Cybersecurity Capacities in Georgia 06/05/2020
4 Strengthening Cybersecurity Capacities in Georgia 06/05/2020
5 SUPPLY OF TABLET COMPUTERS 21/04/2020
6 SUPPLY OF COMPUTERS 21/04/2020
7 RFP 2020-027 Regenerative Air Sweeper 21/04/2020
8 Tbilisi Bus Project II 15/04/2020
9 — Up to 100 new low-floor diesel buses (12 m length) and services, — up to 100 new low-floor electric buses (12 m length), associated charging infrastructure and related services. 15/04/2020
10 State Procurement Of Personal Computers And Uninterruptible Power Supplies. 13/04/2020
11 Purchase Of Xbrl Information System Licenses, Implementation And Technical Support Services Licensing, Implementation And Technical Support Of The Xbrl Information System 06/04/2020
12 State Procurement of 2020 Implementation Project Implementation Project for the 2020 Implementation of the State Program "Run in Georgia" as part of the State Program "Run in Georgia" (Kakheti, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Shida-Kartli) 30/03/2020
13 State Procurement of 2020 Implementation Project Implementation Projects for the 2020 Project Implemented under the State Program "Produce in Georgia" as part of the Micro and Small Entrepreneurship Program (Imereti, Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti). 30/03/2020
14 BUILD / INSTALL BOLLARDS FOR UTILITY POLE STORAGE AT MARIETTA POWER & WATER DISTRIBUTION WAREHOUSE. 27/03/2020
15 Maintenance and repair of quadricycles and snowmobiles on the balance of the Samtskhe-Javakheti Police Department. 27/03/2020
16 Purchase of installation works of the entrance doors and barriers of the Concert Hall owned by Black Sea Arena LLC. 27/03/2020
17 Temporary Identification Card Blanks 27/03/2020
18 Purchase of automatic barrier (with accompanying installation). 27/03/2020
19 State Procurement Of Personal Computers And Uninterruptible Power Supplies. 24/03/2020
20 Database Servers. 24/03/2020
21 Design and construction of Abastumani wastewater treatment facilities. 23/03/2020
22 Purchase An Existing Vmware Basic Support License 23/03/2020
23 Hardware Provision Of Data Storage System And Server Resources. 23/03/2020
24 Purchase Of Computer For Kvareli Municipality City Hall 23/03/2020
25 Purchase of 4 (four) sets of access card (installation). 20/03/2020
26 Audit services 20/03/2020
27 Purchase of audit services (1391962 GEL for the period under review). 20/03/2020
28 The object of procurement is the construction of the wastewater treatment plant and its system, water heater and solar batteries and its system under construction in the Vashlovani Protected Areas Administration territory. 19/03/2020
29 JSC Georgian Energy Development Fund announces a one-stage electronic tender aimed to build 150 kW hydroelectric power plant in Mtskheta-Mtianeti region. 18/03/2020
30 Purchase of audit services (valuation of property belonging to Kvareli municipality) 18/03/2020
31 Legal services. 18/03/2020
32 Software Package Services 18/03/2020
33 Property valuation services 17/03/2020
34 Procurement Of Working Hours Accounting And Supervision System (with Accompanying Services - Installation) 17/03/2020
35 Artificial respiration apparatus 16/03/2020
36 Provision Of Internet Services 16/03/2020
37 Purchase One-year License For Barracuda Web App Firewall 660vx 16/03/2020
38 Maintenance of cadmocycles and snowmobiles listed below for the 2016 Border Police Balance (taking into account spare parts / baking lubricants). 16/03/2020
39 Fire extinguishers and fire stand 16/03/2020
40 External video surveillance system (with installation) 16/03/2020
41 Computer Accessories 16/03/2020
42 Arch Dam E-mail from Engurhesi LLC Overhaul of the TMH-2500 / 35-73 U1 Power Transformer 13/03/2020
43 Hosting And E-mail Services Required To Operate The Engurhesi.ge Website 13/03/2020
44 Audit of Financial Statements of Batumi Water LLC for 2019, in accordance with International Standard and Tax Reporting Audit 13/03/2020
45 To meet the requirements of the Adjara Police Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Translation and translation services. 13/03/2020
46 Audit Assessment of Economic and Financial Activities of 2019 by Batumi Republican Clinical Hospital Ltd. 13/03/2020
47 State Procurement Of Computer Equipment Parts And Accessories For Nnle "tbilisi Municipal Laboratory" 13/03/2020
48 The Unit Of Procurement Is Computer Equipment. 13/03/2020
49 Portable Computers (laptops) 13/03/2020
50 Hire of crane-cart with access to the height of at least 12 m with driver-operator. 13/03/2020
51 Radio City Brownfield Urban Regeneration, Development Strategy Support Services 12/03/2020
52 Service of diesel generators numbered on the Border Police of Georgia 12/03/2020
53 Ibm Ssd Hard Disk Purchase 12/03/2020
54 Audit Service of Financial Statements and Tax Reporting for the State Construction Company LLC 2018 - 2019 12/03/2020
55 Fundamentals of Digital Advertising Fundamentals of the Maritime Transport Agency (Digital Advertising Fundamentals / Seo) - State Procurement of Training Services 12/03/2020
56 Network Router (router). 12/03/2020
57 Purchase of access control system (with accompanying services). 11/03/2020
58 Translation of the Georgian Presidential Administration Website 11/03/2020
59 State procurement of valuation / auditing services of estimated carrying amount of GEL 10 000 000 for the administration of Tbilisi City Hall. 10/03/2020
60 State Procurement Of Upgrading Of Existing Antivirus Software Package 10/03/2020
61 Hard disk / hard disk; ram; computer parts; audio devices; - home / mother cards; - computer mouse; - computer keyboards; 10/03/2020
62 Services related to organizing cultural events (youth development support program, intellectual and cognitive support projects). 10/03/2020
63 Purchase of event organizing services related to Nowruz Bairam. 10/03/2020
64 Video surveillance systems. 09/03/2020
65 Purchase of hand metal detector 09/03/2020
66 Purchase of hand metal detector 09/03/2020
67 Plastic card 09/03/2020
68 Procurement of taps, valves and mufflers. 09/03/2020
69 The object of the procurement is to provide audit services to the Purchaser in accordance with the terms set forth in these Tender Terms; 09/03/2020
70 Purchase of computer equipment and accessories 09/03/2020
71 State Procurement Of Portable Computers (laptops) 09/03/2020
72 Provide Information On The Activities Planned And Implemented By Zugdidi Municipality On The Web-sites. 09/03/2020
73 Procurement Of Laptops And Printers 06/03/2020
74 Translation and translation services 06/03/2020
75 Purchase of event organization for Nowruz-Bairam 2020 06/03/2020
76 Purchase of financial, management and tax audit services for 2019 by Asset Management and Development Company LLC in accordance with the Law of Georgia on Accounting, Reporting and Auditing. 06/03/2020
77 Purchase of event organization for Nowruz-Bairam 2020 06/03/2020
78 Evacuation of evacuators 05/03/2020
79 Purchase and installation of surveillance camera, recording equipment. 04/03/2020
80 Tactical glove 04/03/2020
81 The Unit Of Procurement Is The Server And Accessories According To 1.2. 04/03/2020
82 St. Organizing Outdoor Performance of “Azdaki Garden” Theater in Batumi 04/03/2020
83 St. Support for holding a "Mothers Day" cultural event in Chugureti district of Tbilisi. 04/03/2020
84 State Procurement of Advertising Services for Kutaisi City Council and City Hall Structural Units. 04/03/2020
85 Organizing an eight-day Isani district public school tournament (volleyball, pneumatic pistol shooting, chess, "Streetball", table tennis) 04/03/2020
86 Selection of International Firm to provide consulting services in the framework of the grant project - Georgia: Strengthening Teacher Quality in Vocational Education and Training. 03/03/2020
87 State Procurement Of Servers And Display Arrays 02/03/2020
88 State Procurement Of Network Switches 02/03/2020
89 State Procurement Of Network Switches 02/03/2020
90 Card reader / controller with accompanying installation 02/03/2020
91 Inventory services 02/03/2020
92 Purchase of gift cards for computer equipment, accessories and smartphones for the purpose of awarding the winners of the school competitions. 02/03/2020
93 Purchase of one unit floor scrubber 02/03/2020
94 Purchase Of A License For Internet Router (cisco Meraki Mx 84) (up To 36 Months Extension). 02/03/2020
95 Network Monitoring Software Support License. 02/03/2020
96 Organizing cultural events 02/03/2020
97 Translation services of international standards. 02/03/2020
98 Municipal Hall of Education, Protection of Monuments of Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs Department, cultural events and public schools to promote the program of events for the date, invitation cards and print a commemorative gift wrapping paper bags manufacturing Services Reba. 02/03/2020
99 Procurement of telecommunication services. 02/03/2020
100 Procurement of translation and translation services to meet the requirements of the structural units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. 28/02/2020
101 LEPL "House of Justice" Procurement of Advertising Services under the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) "Improved Services for All". 28/02/2020
102 Youth event organizing services 28/02/2020
103 Ozurgeti Municipality Celebrates March 8, 2020 Event Arrangement Service. 28/02/2020
104 Procurement of audit services for JSC “National Center for Tuberculosis and Lung Disease”, “Tbilisi Lung Disease Outpatient Clinic” Ltd, Tbilisi N2 Disease Outpatient Clinic Ltd and Abastumani Lung Center Ltd 28/02/2020
105 LEPL "Agency for Culture, Sport and Youth Affairs" Book and Magazine, Advertising Triplets, Invitation Cards, Advertising Banners, Billboards, Business Cards and Diplomas Depending on the Terms of Reference 28/02/2020
106 Training services 28/02/2020
107 State Procurement of Simultaneous Interpretation Equipment for the Conference "20 Years of Development of Administrative Law in Georgia: External Impulses and Internal Speakers". 28/02/2020
108 Organize 10 events planned for 2020:1) "rankings"; 2) Group Broth: Documents from Family Archives; 3) Group Broth Educational Program 2 lessons; 4) Educational Program 2 Lesson Naili Vakhania Workshop, "Glass Garden" and zin making; 5) Life and Style Print Media Festival; 6) J / J transport; 7) "Gorgons" reality - in which I live "; 8) educational program 2 lessons; 9) I am also beautifull / I am also beautiful; 10) "Red and Black 28/02/2020
109 State procurement of translation services. 28/02/2020
110 Translation of materials required for the Administration of the President of Georgia Website (www.president.gov.ge) and / or various documents from the Abkhazian language into Georgian and / or vice versa. 28/02/2020
111 Posting informational-advertising materials and banners (once a week) 28/02/2020
112 Purchase of audit services (property valuation of Kvareli municipality). 28/02/2020
113 Purchase of audit services (property valuation of Kvareli municipality). 28/02/2020
114 INVITATION TO BID FOR PROVISION OF EVENTS MANAGEMENT AND CATERING SERVICES ON LONG TERM AGREEMENT BASIS. 28/02/2020
115 Organizing team competitions in mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology for students of Georgian secondary schools 28/02/2020
116 State Audit Company,s Financial Reporting and Tax Reporting Services for 2018 - 2019 27/02/2020
117 Installation of snowblowers, watermills and gutters on the roofs of houses in Batumi 27/02/2020
118 Prepare an audit report on capital reduction (removing immovable property or adjusting capital). 27/02/2020
119 Development of Communication Strategy and Plan for the Public Administration Reform (PAR) Roadmap of Georgia 27/02/2020
120 Procurement of training services for four employees of the Administration of the President of Georgia. Training on Public Sector Accounting according to International Standards (IPSAS). 27/02/2020
121 Procurement of training services for four employees of the Administration of the President of Georgia. Training on Public Sector Accounting according to International Standards (IPSAS). 27/02/2020
122 Procurement of training services for four employees of the Administration of the President of Georgia. Training on Public Sector Accounting according to International Standards (IPSAS). 27/02/2020
123 Audit Assessment of Economic and Financial Activity of 2019 by Batumi Oil Refinery LLC. 27/02/2020
124 Purchase of media tour services in the town of Mestia. 26/02/2020
125 Purchase / update of annual licenses for database and mail server backup and restore solutions. 26/02/2020
126 Deployment Of Internal Computer Network. 26/02/2020
127 Procurement of translation and translation services 26/02/2020
128 Backup services between Sakaeronavigatsia Ltd,s fiber optic channels. 25/02/2020
129 The estimated cost of the service is GEL 300,000 (including GEL 30,000).Procurement: Health Promotion Program 2020, the component (Article 4 "strengthening tobacco control") component of tobacco control measures in support enforcement (hereinafter referred to as "services") exercise: 25/02/2020
130 Celebration Organizing Services 25/02/2020
131 Insulated cable and wires and their accessories 25/02/2020
132 Event organized by the Vake district administration of Tbilisi Municipality on the occasion of International Women,s Day for many mothers and well-respected retired women. 25/02/2020
133 Purchase of audit services (valuation of property belonging to Kvareli municipality). 25/02/2020
134 Purchase of internal network installation from the existing natural gas meter to the boiler at the Ministry of Internal Affairs fire and rescue building located in the village of Anaklia, Zugdidi district. 24/02/2020
135 Purchase Of Internal Network Installation From The Existing Natural Gas Meter To The Boiler At The Ministry Of Internal Affairs Fire And Rescue Building Located In The Village Of Anaklia, Zugdidi Dist 24/02/2020
136 PROVISION OF EVENTS MANAGEMENT AND CATERING SERVICES ON LONG TERM AGREEMENT BASIS INVITATION TO BID 24/02/2020
137 Procurement is to Procure the Services of Organizing a Tourism Festival in Ozurgeti Municipality 24/02/2020
138 Purchase of cable channel, corrugated pipe cables and bonik. 24/02/2020
139 Control cables 24/02/2020
140 Purchase of audit services 24/02/2020
141 State procurement of cargo transportation services 24/02/2020
142 Magnetic (plastic chip) cards (compatible with Datacard SD 360 printer for ID card printer). 24/02/2020
143 Ssl Certificates Of Cryptographic Security 24/02/2020
144 Network Equipment Technical Support Licenses 24/02/2020
145 General Education Lead 24/02/2020
146 Translation and translation services. 24/02/2020
147 The subject of procurement is the state procurement of advertising and marketing services within the scope implemented sub-programs through the following social networks: Instagram, Facebook, Youtube. 24/02/2020
148 State procurement of training services for Batumi Boulevard employees. Event Management Technical Assignment. 24/02/2020
149 Service of Organizing and Conducting Educational-Cognitive Activity - Intellectual-Cognitive Competition in the Regions of Georgia by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the State Budget 2020 21/02/2020
150 State procurement of organizing a creative competition among pupils of public schools in Mtatsminda district - “Beginner Writer”. 21/02/2020
151 E-welding clothing and E-welding mask 21/02/2020
152 Procurement of Document Translation Services for the Roads Department of Georgia 19/02/2020
153 Audit services 19/02/2020
154 Advertising / Information Services (Daily) 19/02/2020
155 Purchase of plastic cards. 18/02/2020
156 Purchase of video surveillance system (with accompanying services - installation). 18/02/2020
157 Maintenance of airport video surveillance system 18/02/2020
158 Protective helmets 18/02/2020
159 Purchase of insulated wires, cables and rosettes 18/02/2020
160 Translation services. 18/02/2020
161 Purchase of audit services. 18/02/2020
162 Chip and Uchipo plastic cards 17/02/2020
163 Buying a surveillance camera 17/02/2020
164 Organizing cultural events (providing various photo / video recording equipment and fireworks) 17/02/2020
165 The subject of procurement is research-related consulting services. 17/02/2020
166 Services related to the organization of cultural events 17/02/2020
167 State Procurement Of Mobile App Development Services 17/02/2020
168 Network Cable 17/02/2020
169 Services related to the organization of cultural events. 17/02/2020
170 Snow clearing of rural roads in Ambrolauri Municipality. 15/02/2020
171 Program / basic programs / training for professional development of public servants. 14/02/2020
172 Purchase of cultural events for women mothers living in the Gldani district, families of socially unprotected families and deserving / senior teachers 14/02/2020
173 Computers & Accessories Portable Computers (laptops) 14/02/2020
174 Printing services- Onboard magazine - 200 pcs - Size: A4-aviation fuel delivery receipt - 10 pieces - size: A4 14/02/2020
175 Procurement of Cultural Events to be Held in Khobi Municipality in March and April 2020 14/02/2020
176 State Procurement of Advertising Services for Kutaisi City Council and City Hall Structural Units 13/02/2020
177 Purchase of translation services from Azerbaijani / Armenian / Russian into Georgian and vice versa. 13/02/2020
178 Organizing a cultural-entertaining event for large mothers living in Isani district 13/02/2020
179 Procurement of services to organize different types of awareness raising / educational / information training seminars within the framework of the Gender Equality Program 13/02/2020
180 Provision of Events Management and Catering Services on Long Term Agreement Basis 12/02/2020
181 Purchase of plastic cards, tapes and ribbons. 12/02/2020
182 The Unit Of Procurement Is Computer Equipment 12/02/2020
183 State procurement of seals and stamps 12/02/2020
184 Vineyard Conference event service 12/02/2020
185 Translation and translation services. 12/02/2020
186 Procurement of events dedicated to International Day of Mothers and Women within the framework of the Cultural Events Support Program 12/02/2020
187 Training on Public Sector Accounting according to International Standards (IPSAS) and Tax Return Filing Procedure and Personal Accounting Card 12/02/2020
188 Hire of cranes, excavators, dump trucks, trailers and graders with operators. 12/02/2020
189 Information systems and servers 11/02/2020
190 Purchase of plastic cards. 11/02/2020
191 2020 Organizing exhibitions and events at the Batumi Botanical Garden. 11/02/2020
192 Procurement of services for cultural events through electronic tender 11/02/2020
193 The Object Of Purchase Is The 8-piece Wifi Access Point Wireless Network 11/02/2020
194 Multipurpose 0,2 and 0,5 class electricity meter certification service 10/02/2020
195 State Procurement of Electronic Barrier System (with Services: Installation and Commissioning) for the City Hall Security Service of the City Hall of Tbilisi Municipality. 10/02/2020
196 The object of the procurement is to purchase gift cards for computers, accessories and smartphones for the purpose of awarding the winners of the school competitions. 10/02/2020
197 State procurement of translation services (with a price list). 10/02/2020
198 Procurement of audit services for JSC “National Center for Tuberculosis and Lung Disease”, “Tbilisi Lung Disease Outpatient Clinic” Ltd, Tbilisi N2 Disease Outpatient Clinic Ltd and Abastumani Lung Center Ltd 10/02/2020
199 State Procurement of Indicative Measurements of Ambient Air Pollution in Georgia 10/02/2020
200 Cultural-creative event dedicated to International Womens Day 10/02/2020
201 Purchase Of Computer Parts And Accessories 10/02/2020
202 Portable Notebook Pc (laptop) Uninterruptible Power Supply External Hard Drive Tablet Pc Personal Computer (desktop) 10/02/2020
203 Assessment of immovable and movable property owned by the Baghdati Municipality, as well as procurement of audit services for the purpose of determining the value of secondary 07/02/2020
204 Purchase of video surveillance cameras with related services and equipment. 07/02/2020
205 Purchase of Certificate Stamp Printing Services by LEPL Emergency Coordination and Emergency Center. 07/02/2020
206 Procurement of audit / evaluation services. 07/02/2020
207 Procurement of Translation services. 07/02/2020
208 Services related to organizing gender events. 07/02/2020
209 Printing of Tickets and Vouchers for Structural Units - Museums and Museum Reserves of the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia 06/02/2020
210 The object of purchase is text stamps and accessories as defined in 1.2. 06/02/2020
211 Printing of Tickets and Vouchers for Structural Units - Museums and Museum Reservations of the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation of Georgia 06/02/2020
212 Design and implementation of research and development 06/02/2020
213 Procurement of advertising and marketing services for LEPL "Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University". 06/02/2020
214 State Procurement of Audit Services for Financial Statements pursuant to clause 1.2 of the Tender Documentation. 06/02/2020
215 Procurement of translation and translation services to meet the requirements of the Shida Kartli Police Department 06/02/2020
216 Supply of Magnetic Cards (Push) 05/02/2020
217 Procurement of hand metal detectors. 05/02/2020
218 Provision of interpreting services for the needs of the LEPL Bureau of Translation of International Agreements. 05/02/2020
219 Purchase of GIS company services in the direction of software development in accordance with the concept, updated design and functionality of the GIS portal 05/02/2020
220 Agribusiness Investment Consultant 3 04/02/2020
221 Repair of Special Purpose Snowmobile / Burma (Ski-Doo Summit 850 2017) in accordance with Annex N1. 04/02/2020
222 State procurement of documentation translation services (with a price list). 04/02/2020
223 State procurement of document management (comparable) software package 04/02/2020
224 300 units for ID card reader purchase 04/02/2020
225 Parachute signaling missile, hand-held flashlight, floating pointer. 03/02/2020
226 Computer equipment and accessories 03/02/2020
227 Software development for web site editing. 03/02/2020
228 Server required for WAMS extension project 31/01/2020
229 Server required for WAMS extension project 31/01/2020
230 State procurement of database software packages by the Parliament of Georgia 31/01/2020
231 State Procurement of Text Processing Software Packages ( 31/01/2020
232 Purchase of satellite devices 30/01/2020
233 Audit services 30/01/2020
234 Purchase of certificates, invitations, greeting card printing services for various events planned in the municipality during 2020 with estimated cost - 4290 GEL (including 2750 GEL for culture events, 810 GEL for sports events, 730 GEL for youth events). 30/01/2020
235 Renewal of various licenses available to the Purchaser for one year (Database and Operational Software Packages) 29/01/2020
236 Renewal of various licenses available to the Purchaser for one year (Database and Operational Software Packages) 29/01/2020
237 1 year of support for network internet and intranet software packages (barracuda NG Firewall F400). 29/01/2020
238 Printing and related services. 29/01/2020
239 Audit services 29/01/2020
240 State procurement of seals and stamps 28/01/2020
241 The unit of procurement is the video surveillance system (with related services) listed in Annex N2 (Technical Assignment). 28/01/2020
242 Internet services 28/01/2020
243 Desktops for desktops 28/01/2020
244 The object of purchase is text stamps and accessories as defined in 1.2. 28/01/2020
245 Provide Internet Service to Eleven Administrative Units 28/01/2020
246 The object of procurement is the procurement of audit services for the needs of "Batumi Oil Refinery" LLC. 28/01/2020
247 Printing and display of advertising exhibition maps. 28/01/2020
248 State procurement of printing and related services. 28/01/2020
249 Procurement of printing and related services 28/01/2020
250 Printing services 28/01/2020
251 State procurement of Internet services of the Parliament of Georgia Internet portals “parliament.ge”, “aa.ge”, “eap-sg.net” and “majoritarian.ge” by the Parliament of Georgia using the appropriate protection system (CPV72411000). 27/01/2020
252 Maintenance of video surveillance system located on the territory of Batumi municipality 27/01/2020
253 Purchase of Hosting Services for Khashuri Municipal Council Website (Khashuri.org.ge) 27/01/2020
254 Procurement of Natural gas meter G4t type (with accessories: rubber gaskets, adapter filter) 24/01/2020
255 Repair of Special Purpose Snowmobile / Burma (Ski-Doo Summit 850 2017) in accordance with Annex N1. 24/01/2020
256 Research and development consultancy services 24/01/2020
257 Natural gas meter G4T (with accessories: rubber gaskets, adapter filter) 24/01/2020
258 (TWO-WAY THREE PHASE METER - 30 PCS) 24/01/2020
259 Procurement of buses, repair and maintenance services. 23/01/2020
260 Purchase of Snow Clearing Services on the Territory of Zestaponi Municipality 22/01/2020
261 Purchase of internet services for Mestia Airport LLC of Airports of Georgia LLC. 22/01/2020
262 Purchase of Internet Services for the Needs of Airports of Georgia LLC 22/01/2020
263 Internet services 21/01/2020
264 Purchase monitoring and control system for actions of privileged users (administrators) 21/01/2020
265 Printing service of military registration cards, certificates, summons and other forms for the needs of military registration, conscription and mobilization service of Zugdidi Municipality 20/01/2020
266 Computer equipment and supplies 20/01/2020
267 FORD CARGO 1826 DC (2013 Code: MOLKXTP6LDP92256) 2 piece computer purchase with software. 17/01/2020
268 Cleaning of snow and ice on the streets of Tetritskaro municipality Manglisi and 17 villages of the municipality. 17/01/2020
269 Hire of cranes and their operators 16/01/2020
270 Print and submit materials for training, workshops, master classes and testing of foreign languages, as well as training journals, certificates and applicant applications submitted by the Adjara Education Foundation 16/01/2020
271 Procurement of quality management system recertification services established in accordance with ISO 9001: 2015 15/01/2020
272 PROCUREMENT OF 0.5S (A1805-RAL-P4G-DW-4) THREE-PHASE ELECTRONIC MULTIFUNCTION METERS 14/01/2020
273 Purchase of magnetic cards. 13/01/2020
274 Maintenance and repair of quadricycles and snowmobiles on the balance of the MIA Security Police Department 10/01/2020
275 Maintenance and repair of quadricycles and snowmobiles on the balance of the MIA Security Police Department 10/01/2020
276 Printed material with protective layers (Certificate of Return to Georgia). 10/01/2020
277 Providing crane-cart purchase for Akhaltsikhe Municipality 09/01/2020
278 State procurement of diplomas, certificates and diplomas. 08/01/2020
279 Snow clearing of rural roads in Ambrolauri Municipality. 08/01/2020
280 Purchase of boilers, heat exchangers, indoor and outdoor sanitation and sewage (current and overhaul) repairs. 08/01/2020
281 Hire a crane-cart with a minimum height of 12 m. 03/01/2020
282 Hire a crane-cart with access to a height of not less than 17 m with driver-operator. 03/01/2020
283 In Chokhatauri municipality, in the event of heavy snowfalls during the winter, road clearance, damaged roads and sand-gravel road rehabilitation works. 31/12/2019
284 State procurement of maintenance, repair and maintenance of generators on the buyer's balance sheet. 30/12/2019
285 Procurement of Snow, Snow and Ice Coverage of Inner Streets, Roads to Villages, and Inner Village Roads 28/12/2019
286 Repair of generators on the balance of Kakheti Police Department and purchase of technical services. 26/12/2019
287 Special purpose snowmobiling service in Khulo Municipality, Goderdzi Pass. 25/12/2019
288 Performing internal audits in the accredited field of B type water meters body inspection (according to ISO / IEC 17020 requirements) 24/12/2019
289 Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory Snowmobile TransportO means of supply 24/12/2019
290 Supply of snow-clearing vehicle 24/12/2019
291 Purchase of snow and landslide clearing roads of local importance. 24/12/2019
292 Purchase of snow clearing services on the territory of Terjola Municipality 24/12/2019
293 Construction of a generator shield in the yard of Telavi Children's Hospital. 20/12/2019
294 Generator Replacement at Detention Center 19/12/2019
295 Cleaning of snow and ice in local roads of Tsalka municipality. 18/12/2019
296 Cleaning of snow and ice in local roads of Tsalka municipality. 18/12/2019
297 500 pcs water meter 18/12/2019
298 Access to villages and territories within Khashuri municipality to provide snow clearing, snow units, Four units, tractors with a cleaning knife driver. 18/12/2019
299 Cleaning of snow and ice in Sachkhere streets and rural roads. 17/12/2019
300 St. Clear the snow from the roads and villages to Ninotsminda. 16/12/2019
301 Electro-mechanical motors for the service of slabs, turntables, metal detectors and gates 16/12/2019
302 Purchase of generators for seven kindergartens. 16/12/2019
303 Rural roads and st. Procurement of snow clearing services in Akhalkalaki streets 16/12/2019
304 Scanners, printers and barcode scanners. 16/12/2019
305 Rural roads and st. Purchase of snow clearing services in Akhalkalaki streets 16/12/2019
306 Purchase of snow clearing services on the territory of Terjola Municipality 12/12/2019
307 Generators and Transformers 11/12/2019
308 Purchase of Equipment - Car Generator Testing Stand and Wheel Adjustment Apparatus for Modular Car Repair Module 11/12/2019
309 Exterior, self-adhesive sticker with accompanying installation (if necessary dismantling existing) - 22459100 10/12/2019
310 Purchase of steel crane guarley 09/12/2019
311 Datacard SP75 Printer Spare Parts 09/12/2019
312 Buying a rifle 06/12/2019
313 Buy 2 crane units 06/12/2019
314 Procurement of city buses and related services 05/12/2019
315 Procurement of City Buses and Related Services 05/12/2019
316 Poti 10 m freight repair bridge with crane and crane rails repair service 05/12/2019
317 Supply of 10 Low-floor Passenger Buses for Bakuriani as specified in the supply requirements. 02/12/2019
318 1.1.1. The object of the procurement is: snow clearing of the inner roads on the territory of Zugdidi Municipality. 02/12/2019
319 Purchase of sourcing services with crane and crane operators. 02/12/2019
320 Purchase of paintball guns. 29/11/2019
321 Purchase of snow clearing works of Ambrolauri streets and local municipal roads of the municipality 29/11/2019
322 Envelopes for electronic ID cards 26/11/2019
323 Hand Metal Detector 26/11/2019
324 Tablets. 19/11/2019
325 Cleaning of snow, snow and ice on the inner streets of Adigeni and Abastumani, access roads to villages, inland and cemeteries 11/11/2019
326 procurement is: snow clearing of the inner roads on the territory of Zugdidi Municipality. 08/11/2019
327 Purchase of electricity meters with accompanying installation. 29/10/2019
328 Snow clearing of the inner roads on the territory of Zugdidi Municipality. 29/10/2019
329 — 110 full low floor 12 m CNG city bus, — Automatic passenger counting system on each bus, 25/10/2019
330 Purchasing Furniture for the Day Care Center for People with Disabilities 25/10/2019
331 Procurement of video surveillance system for 17 companies of the company with accompanying services and installation (installation) 25/10/2019
332 Purchase of access control system (with accompanying services). 23/10/2019
333 The object of purchase - Computer equipment and accessories. 23/10/2019
334 Purchase a ticket sale program 22/10/2019
335 State procurement of winter uniforms for police officers of the structural units of the Security Police Department. 22/10/2019
336 Procurement of consulting services for component A (transmission line (TPP) from Tskaltubo to Akhaltsikhe and to the Turkish border with Vale). 21/10/2019
337 Computer equipment and accessories. 21/10/2019
338 Furniture. Laboratory furniture. 21/10/2019
339 State procurement of computer equipment and accessories. 21/10/2019
340 State procurement of construction works of the Tbilisi Public School N86 within the framework of the 2019-2020 budget funded by the Educational and Scientific Infrastructure Development Agency 18/10/2019
341 Purchase of water meters. 18/10/2019
342 The unit of purchase is a limited access biometric system (fingerprint reader) with accompanying services (installation); 18/10/2019
343 Procurement of Construction Works of Vocational School by the Agency of Educational and Scientific Infrastructure Development on Marneuli Territory (Cadastre Code - 83.20.01.585) 17/10/2019
344 Printed material with protective layers. Purchase of diplomas (internal, cover) of the strict categories of the third category. 17/10/2019
345 State Procurement of Power Supply Accessories (UPS, Related Services) by the Parliament of Georgia (CPV30237280). 15/10/2019
346 State procurement of computer parts, accessories and spare parts by the Parliament of Georgia 15/10/2019
347 Purchase of road signs 15/10/2019
348 The unit of purchase is one excavator-loader unit. 15/10/2019
349 Supply / installation / configuration of automatic fire extinguishing system in the waiting room of the administrative building of the center. 15/10/2019
350 Purchase of antivirus protection software (hereinafter "protection software") at the agency. 15/10/2019
351 Reconstruction of the hall of Rustavi Central Branch "A" of Service Agency of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia 11/10/2019
352 Purchase of individual greenhouse construction works. 11/10/2019
353 500 sq. M. Three-drive circuit breaker with zero intermittent sinusoidal device 11/10/2019
354 State Procurement of Video Equipment Kit. 11/10/2019
355 Procurement of Brandmowers and Central Brandmasters (with Related Services - Integration with Existing System) 11/10/2019
356 Purchase of Internet Service Package with the following installation 10/10/2019
357 4 pcs computer (special laptop) 10/10/2019
358 Computer equipment and accessories 10/10/2019
359 Scanners and printers 10/10/2019
360 Procurement of quadrocopter (drone) thermal camera, related kit and associated service (training). 09/10/2019
361 State procurement of quadrocopter (drone) thermal camera, related kit and associated service (training). 09/10/2019
362 System block with 2 pcs, 3 pcs monitor display and 2 pcs mouse, 2 pcs keyboard and 2 pc headphones. 09/10/2019
363 State procurement of two-unit printers. 09/10/2019
364 Server state procurement 09/10/2019
365 Barcode Scanner 09/10/2019
366 Construction of a kindergarten in the village of Akhalsheni in Khelvachauri municipality 08/10/2019
367 Procurement of bridge crane repair services. 08/10/2019
368 Purchase of emblems, badges, and paraphernalia for form kits (with accompanying services) 08/10/2019
369 Purchase of video equipment installation services. 08/10/2019
370 Purchase monitors 08/10/2019
371 State procurement of uninterrupted power supply 08/10/2019
372 2 unit printer state procurement. 08/10/2019
373 Minibus 08/10/2019
374 Purchase of fire, rescue and safety equipment (with accompanying installation) 07/10/2019
375 The unit of procurement is the preparation of project-estimate documents required for the construction, rehabilitation, reconstruction of buildings, as well as for the construction and rehabilitation of various infrastructures to be implemented by Borjomi Municipality in 2020. 07/10/2019
376 State procurement of passenger minibus (hereinafter - goods / minibus) in accordance with clause 1.2 of the Tender Documentation (Technical and Qualitative Characteristics of Goods). 07/10/2019
377 2 units state purchase of licenses for the FortiGate 300D for one year 07/10/2019
378 The object of purchase is the Limited Access Biometric System (fingerprint reader) with accompanying services (installation) 07/10/2019
379 Purchase of excavator-loader 04/10/2019
380 Computer equipment 03/10/2019
381 Purchase of GPS devices for temporary use (free of charge), software and fuel level measuring equipment (within 14 (fourteen) months). 03/10/2019
382 Purchase of optical instruments 02/10/2019
383 The unit of procurement is 10 specialized armored / armored pickup vehicles for orientation, intended for the LEPL Police Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia. 02/10/2019
384 Purchase of fire extinguishers 30/09/2019
385 Procurement of information / education campaigns (79300000 - market research and economic research; surveys and statistics) within the framework of the Global Fund to Combat AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Global Fund for Sustainability of Universal Access to Quality Diagnosis and Treatment of Tuberculosis (GEO-T-NCDC) . 30/09/2019
386 Purchase of Road Mirror, Road Barrier Road Ribbon. 23/09/2019
387 Jvari-Khorga Transmission Line Project 20/09/2019
388 AIRPORT CONSULTING SERVICES 20/09/2019
389 State procurement of winter uniforms for police officers of the structural units of the Security Police Department. 20/09/2019
390 Computer equipment and accessories 19/09/2019
391 Computer equipment and accessories 19/09/2019
392 State procurement of auditing services for the purpose of checking the balances of LEPLs and A / Ss (15 objects) established by the Municipality of Tbilisi. 17/09/2019
393 Plastic cards (printed) 17/09/2019
394 Purchase of Internet Connection Services of Multiprofile University Clinic in Rukhi Village, Zugdidi Municipality 17/09/2019
395 9 Purchase of video surveillance systems for security purposes in Tbilisi City Court, Abasha, Samtredia, Khoni, Vani, Khashuri, Kareli, Gardabani and Marneuli District Courts with accompanying installation. 16/09/2019
396 Medical equipment 16/09/2019
397 Transfer service by minibus to Manavi kindergarten N1 from Manavi kindergarten in the village of Manavi in Sagarejo municipality. 16/09/2019
398 Georgian visa forms 13/09/2019
399 3-4 t / loader. 11/09/2019
400 Purchase of water meters 11/09/2019
401 Purchase of welding machine ВДУ 601 (or similar) 10/09/2019
402 Purchase of ADD-1201 (or similar) welding machine 10/09/2019
403 Purchase of welding semiconductor ПДГО-501-З и УЗ (or analogue) 10/09/2019
404 Purchase of Artificial Balances and Appropriate Road Signs - No Installation 10/09/2019
405 Adapted minibuses 10/09/2019
406 Industrial transformer block for remote monitoring 09/09/2019
407 Generators and Transformers 06/09/2019
408 unit minibus purchase 04/09/2019
409 Hire a crane with an operator 04/09/2019
410 State Procurement of 12 Pc Wall Conditioners - for TSU Rafiel Agladze Institute of Inorganic and Organic Chemistry 02/09/2019
411 Winter uniform of the Patrol Police Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs 30/08/2019
412 Acceptable plastic cards 30/08/2019
413 The object of purchase - Computer equipment and accessories. 27/08/2019
414 Purchase of 2 units crane 26/08/2019
415 Computer equipment and accessories 26/08/2019
416 Purchase of State Audit Bureau Ltd and its Subsidiaries. 22/08/2019
417 USB cryptographic token. 19/08/2019
418 Medical equipments 16/08/2019
419 Installation of Traffic Signal 15/08/2019
420 Reader of a 2 unit magnetic (tournament) card of the procurement object. 07/08/2019
421 Contactless plastic cards for access system. 06/08/2019
422 Recharge / repair of firearms 06/08/2019
423 Post card terminals at the box office to buy tickets with plastic cards 06/08/2019
424 Purchase of tablet computers (tablets) and accessories. 02/08/2019
425 Firearms 29/07/2019
426 The unit of purchase is a three-unit laptop and a single unit block. 29/07/2019
427 Purchase of 1 (one) vehicle (crane basket) 29/07/2019
428 Vehicle firearms 23/07/2019
429 Personal computers. 23/07/2019
430 Purchase of power and voltage transformers for the production of 110 kV voltage "marabda 2" cell in Marneuli -500. 22/07/2019
431 Rustavi local highways, protecting and / or dams, bridges, canals, construction and rehabilitation of roads drainage, street lighting 22/07/2019
432 Hooked bulldozer 22/07/2019
433 Purchase of armor jackets. 22/07/2019
434 Purchase of 1 (one) unit tractor (loader) and 1 (one) compost compartment in the new, not operating. 22/07/2019
435 Purchase of label / stickers and bands advertised for the service of "Georgian Post" LTD # 6004, # 2000 and # 0159 - (CPV: 22400000); 22/07/2019
436 Purchase of badges, posters, flyers and shirts printing service 22/07/2019
437 34700000-aircraft (aircrafts) and space ships 18/07/2019
438 Autumn uniform of patrol police department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. 16/07/2019
439 Purchase video surveillance system for 17 units of the company with the accompanying service and installation (installation). 15/07/2019
440 Purchase of fingerprint readers 09/07/2019
441 Supply and installation of video surveillance equipment 09/07/2019
442 State procurement of personal computers. 08/07/2019
443 Computer equipment and accessories 08/07/2019
444 Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), its component parts and accessories 08/07/2019
445 Purchase of label / stickers and bands advertised for 6004, 2000 and 0159 service providers - (CPV: 22400000) 05/07/2019
446 Strict calculation forms - printing of diplomas 05/07/2019
447 Stamps, checks, banknotes, promotions, advertising material, catalogs and manuals. (Tickets) 04/07/2019
448 State procurement of plastic cards for free diners beneficiaries. 03/07/2019
449 Buying gun guns (weapon wicker and CO2 balloon) and paintings of paintball. 03/07/2019
450 Procurement of GPS service of motor vehicles listed on Balance Emergency Management Service 03/07/2019
451 Purchase of various types of computer equipment 02/07/2019
452 Purchase of various types of computer equipment 02/07/2019
453 The procurement object is to procure medical equipment and equipment (various physical characteristics control tools) necessary for the functioning of medical institutions operating in the Regional Health Center 01/07/2019
454 2 (two) units of state procurement of special purpose vehicle (crane basket) and 3 (three) tractors. 01/07/2019
455 Nonstandard printers and scanners. 01/07/2019
456 2000 (two thousand thousand) hail missiles. 28/06/2019
457 "Acquisition of medicines" Piperfone "(for the treatment of idiopathic fibrosis) in the framework of" state-of-the-care "patients with rare drugs and patients with rare drug disorders. 28/06/2019
458 FY20 LARGE WATER METER TESTING AND CALIBRATION 27/06/2019
459 Computer equipment and accessories. 27/06/2019
460 Purchase of 400/10 / 0,4 kV closed type transformer switching device and 400/10 / 0,4 kV transformer. 26/06/2019
461 Bar code reader, signature sample and fingerprint receiving devices 25/06/2019
462 Medical supplies 25/06/2019
463 State procurement of lawn mower vehicles and benzosels in the new exploitation. 24/06/2019
464 Telecommunication equipment and supplies 24/06/2019
465 Purchase of 600 copies of certificates for the participants within the framework of the Training Skills Improvement 20/06/2019
466 State procurement of computer accessories 18/06/2019
467 State procurement of potable water 18/06/2019
468 Winter forms (shirts and pants) 17/06/2019
469 Medical devices. 13/06/2019
470 Tender on three armored trucks 13/06/2019
471 Purchase of rehabilitation works of water supply system in Tsalstubo municipality 10/06/2019
472 Supervisory services on construction works of infrastructure facilities worth more than 50 000 GEL to be implemented in Tsalka municipality for 2019-2020, as well as supervisory services of perennial construction works starting from 2019-2020 and completion of works 07/06/2019
473 The unit of procurement is 120 (associate) set of pickups for cars (stickers logos and numbering, logos and website addresses), accompanying service - removal of vehicles (according to Annex # 3) and new ones . 07/06/2019
474 In Ozurgeti, Chanturia str. State procurement of rehabilitation works of the historical museum building located on N1. 05/06/2019
475 State procurement of works to be carried out on the 3rd floor of the Parliament of Georgia by the Parliament of Georgia (CPV code 45400000) 05/06/2019
476 The village of Abasha municipality Works of arrangement of motor bridge destroyed by disaster in Kolobani. 05/06/2019
477 Purchase of armor-wool casks and firearms 05/06/2019
478 Wheeled excavator with hydraulic hammer 04/06/2019
479 Street Asphalt to streets in Ninotsminda 03/06/2019
480 Street On the territory of Krtsanisi district in Tbilisi, State procurement of capital repair works of Volsky Street (Krtsanisi Villa Residence to the Church). 03/06/2019
481 Rehabilitation of the road from Atskuri street (Kachinski street to Kaspi street) 03/06/2019
482 State procurement of restoration works throughout Tbilisi and restoration of damaged infrastructural facilities 03/06/2019
483 "Procurement of water supply system construction service of the village Akhalsheni (Svanas and French region) of Khoni municipality". 31/05/2019
484 Purchase of chip cards (passes) 31/05/2019
485 Types of printed paper for printing. 30/05/2019
486 Terjola municipality village Vardigora Giglitis road road bean covering works Purchase. 29/05/2019
487 Street Repair and reconstruction works of the Tbilisi City Hall, "Public Center", Address: Tbilisi, Ilia Vekua # 14, cadastre code: 01.11.12.016.123. 29/05/2019
488 Buying SD / HD Quality TV Broadcasting services at Sakaeronavigatsia Ltd. under the supervision of the installation. 29/05/2019
489 Purchase of design and expenditure record documentation on 1500 customers for arrangement of drinking water system in the villages of Gardabani Municipality: Zemo Teleti, Kvemo Teleti, New water, Tsalka, Mukhranetleti and Kumisi 28/05/2019
490 The procurement object is to purchase a computer tomography for functioning JSC "Infectious Disease, AIDS Clinical Immunology Scientific-Practical Center". 27/05/2019
491 Diagnostic Catheters AL1; AL2; AL3 5Fr, 6Fr 27/05/2019
492 Purchase of mass spectrometry consumables for the request of the Forensics-Criminalistics Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. 27/05/2019
493 Works needed for arrangement of fencing in # 8 public school in Rustavi 27/05/2019
494 Works needed for rehabilitation of sports hall and sanitary units in Rustavi Public School # 6 27/05/2019
495 Procurement of procurement and delivery services for project-cost estimate documentation for reconstruction-repair works. 27/05/2019
496 Village Bari on Oni Municipality, Prospective Arrangement of Multi-Road Access Road Planning (from PK-00 to PK-67) -Building. 24/05/2019
497 Purchase of concrete. 24/05/2019
498 Computer accessories 24/05/2019
499 Purchase of tablet computers (tablets) and accessories. 24/05/2019
500 Membrane filters for medical devices 24/05/2019
501 Purchase of Text Stamps, Calculators, Excellent Lupes and Banknote Counters for Practical Training of Professional 23/05/2019
502 Procurement of engineering-design-cost estimate documentation for interior design of A block of 21st km of Tbilisi, Red-Bridge Highway of Tbilisi, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, procurement of relevant expert conclusion preparation service. 23/05/2019
503 State procurement of magnetic cards and card printer printer 22/05/2019
504 Purchase of personal dosimeters 21/05/2019
505 Disinfection / washing services of trucks (wheat) 20/05/2019
506 The printing service of his orchestra on the 80th anniversary of writer Zaal Ebanoidze 20/05/2019
507 Purchase of computer equipment 20/05/2019
508 State procurement of arrangement of children's playgrounds in the courtyards of the N190 and Imedi Saburtalo children's kindergarten yards for rehabilitation of yards. 20/05/2019
509 Various kinds of computer equipment and accessories 20/05/2019
510 Various medical equipment and products 20/05/2019
511 International driving license - 5,000 pieces. 17/05/2019
512 Procurement of detailed engineering project services for rehabilitation-modernization of G-6 distributor of Upper Samgori irrigation system upper main channel 16/05/2019
513 Purchase of print service by LEPL "Children and Youth National Center" 15/05/2019
514 Purchase of personal computer, computer parts, accessories and spare parts, as well as a tablet computer (tablet) 15/05/2019
515 Print service on envelopes for moving personalized documents through the passport system. 14/05/2019
516 Print service 14/05/2019
517 One unit of the laptop 14/05/2019
518 The unit of procurement is one unit excavator-loader (multifunctional tractor). 13/05/2019
519 procurement is bulldozer (caterpillar tractor). 13/05/2019
520 High-speed trucks 13/05/2019
521 Aviation Design Services – Airport Baggage Handling System Upgrade 10/05/2019
522 The object of procurement is firearms in accordance with paragraph 1.2. 06/05/2019
523 Parking Management Solution 01/05/2019
524 1.1.1. The object of procurement is to purchase road signs for the purpose of ensuring traffic safety in the Zugdidi municipality area. 01/05/2019
525 Name of the purchase object: Practical training of professional (modular) educational programs - purchase of electric motors, generators, and transformers 01/05/2019
526 State procurement of magnetic cards and card printer printer (hereinafter - goods) in accordance with Tender Documents 1.2. 01/05/2019
527 Excavator-loader 30/04/2019
528 Printing exam paper and examination paper for Sokhumi State UniversityPrinting exam paper and examination paper for Sokhumi State University 30/04/2019
529 Design, Supply, and Installation of Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Mestia (Georgia) 23/04/2019
530 Planning of traffic movement, stream survey and traffic lights for purchase of passport services at two crossroads in Gurjaani municipality area 23/04/2019
531 Unmanned aerial vehicles and accessories 22/04/2019
532 Different types of stamp and seal mechanisms. 22/04/2019
533 District-Wide Voice over IP Telephony Service 19/04/2019
534 Procurement of water meter; 19/04/2019
535 Procurement of water meter 19/04/2019
536 Self-adhesive stickers and self-contained armored films with accompanying service (installation) 18/04/2019
537 Purchase of printing services (preparation of various branded items for school according to technical documentation) 16/04/2019
538 Print and related services 11/04/2019
539 Acquire different types of sticky stickers 10/04/2019
540 The object of procurement is firearms in accordance with paragraph 1.2. 10/04/2019
541 Ensure purchase of book and annual calendar printing service 10/04/2019
542 The unit of procurement is 35000 sets of forms (jacket, pants and cap); 08/04/2019
543 The procurement object is the procurement of 5 (five) tractor, which is not in operation, 08/04/2019
544 Purchase of 1 (one) unit excavator loader 08/04/2019
545 Photos, certificates, brochures, triplets and flyers printing services. 08/04/2019
546 White plastic cards 08/04/2019
547 Purchase of firearms and weapon accessories 08/04/2019
548 Buy sticky stickers. 04/04/2019
549 Purchase of 78-piece charging equipment (laptop closet) by the state budget of 2019 by LEPL 02/04/2019
550 35300000-weapons, ammunition and accessories (accompanying parts) 02/04/2019
551 weapons, ammunition and accessories (accompanying parts 02/04/2019
552 Book Printing Services for LEPL "Culture and Art Center of Abkhazia" in accordance with the terms of technical task 01/04/2019
553 Air transportation of childrens choreographic ensemble "Ohohina" 01/04/2019
554 Procurement is the identity documents - electronic passport and electronic ID documents (accompanying services). 26/03/2019
555 Purchase of print service required for the events of 2019 of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation 26/03/2019
556 Procurement of hand scanners and chargers 25/03/2019
557 Purchase of firearms to be installed in the vehicle 25/03/2019
558 State procurement of technical service of X-ray equipment 22/03/2019
559 Unmanned aerial vehicles and accessories 21/03/2019
560 Purchase of magnetic cards (passes). 21/03/2019
561 PURCHASE OF CANON C300 PROFESSIONAL CAM-CORDER VIDEO CAMERA 20/03/2019
562 Ballet special shoes. 18/03/2019
563 External use, self-adhesive sticker. 11/03/2019
564 Purchase of video surveillance cameras and fingerprint and card reader system 11/03/2019
565 2 luggage testing scanner 04/03/2019
566 Optical device (cameras and accessories) 27/02/2019
567 State procurement of ID card cards 26/02/2019
568 Video surveillance network cameras. 26/02/2019
569 Purchase Of Plastic Cards 26/02/2019
570 Purchase of electricity meter by accompanying installation 25/02/2019
571 Duplin County NC Airport T-Hangar Area Development (20180224.00.AT) 21/02/2019
572 State procurement of 3000 pieces of metal small seals and 3000 pieces of iron large seals. 18/02/2019
573 Procurement of telecommunication services (telephone and data transmission services) 15/02/2019
574 Offset printing forms (disclosed) manufacture - delivery - (CPV 22510000) 15/02/2019
575 Tender on printing publication 15/02/2019
576 Purchase of Firearms 15/02/2019
577 79800000-Printing and related services 13/02/2019
578 Telecommunication services. 13/02/2019
579 Purchase inventory stickers within the financing of revenue received from the economic activities of Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University 13/02/2019
580 Purchase of printing services 13/02/2019
581 Purchase of boats 11/02/2019
582 Purchase service of crane basket 11/02/2019
583 Purchase of cargo boats 07/02/2019
584 Purchase hire services together with crane crane operators. 07/02/2019
585 Hire a crane and their operators 06/02/2019
586 The object of procurement is to provide Internet-broadcasting services 04/02/2019
587 Purchase service of crane basket 01/02/2019
588 Stamps, stamps 01/02/2019
589 Purchase of video surveillance cameras and fingerprint and card reader system 01/02/2019
590 Ltd ,, Air Navigation "says electronic tender 2 units sakhelsatsqo landing system (ILS) for purchase of related services (the place of study, design, training, FAT, installation, SAT, and the flight to check on attendance) 30/01/2019
591 Hire cranes and their operators 29/01/2019
592 Tower crane 28/01/2019
593 Purchase of free receipts, offense protocols, permits and vouchers 23/01/2019
594 State procurement of telecommunication service. 21/01/2019
595 Purchase of video cameras for Public Relations and Events Management Division of Administrative and Procurement Service of Tskaltubo Municipality 11/01/2019
596 X-ray film disclosure equipment 08/01/2019
597 Purchase of Internet Service. 08/01/2019
598 The object of procurement is the procurement of IP telephone communication service for the functioning of the hot line for the needs of the Zugdidi Municipality. 08/01/2019
599 Fire Hydrants 04/01/2019
600 Buying solar photovoltaic system 27/12/2018
601 Traffic restriction barrier (accompanying service - installation) 25/12/2018
602 The object of procurement is the telecommunication service 24/12/2018
603 State procurement of protocols of municipal inspection offenses, penalty checks, inspection acts and inspection forms (s). 24/12/2018
604 Purchase of electric-mechanical engines of slats, tornadoes, metal detectors and clearing of metal gates on tanks 24/12/2018
605 Purchase service of "Optical Internet" suppliers of "ILIA Tsinamdzgvrishvili Public College" Primary Training Corps. 19/12/2018
606 Purchase of telephone communications service 19/12/2018
607 Purchase of Turnout Gear to be used by the Fire Department. 18/12/2018
608 Purchase of internet service by the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia in 2019 18/12/2018
609 supply of new low floor electric buses for Batumi Autotransport LLC 14/12/2018
610 Ammunition 11/12/2018
611 Ammunition 11/12/2018
612 Firefighters Protective Clothing 10/12/2018
613 Telephone service through VOIP technology 05/12/2018
614 Purchase of internet services. 05/12/2018
615 State procurement of internet service (optical fiber channel) 27/11/2018
616 State procurement of electromagnetic cards for the Municipal Department of Health and Social Services of Tbilisi Municipality. 19/11/2018
617 State procurement of inflatable boat 16/11/2018
618 Telecommunication service for JSC "Georgian State Electrosystem" 12/11/2018
619 Purchase of Head Office Internet Service 12/11/2018
620 Printing and related services 09/11/2018
621 optical instruments 05/11/2018
622 Luggage testing scanner 01/11/2018
623 weapons, ammunition and accessories (accompanying parts) 31/10/2018
624 33100000-medical devices 29/10/2018
625 33100000-medical devices 26/10/2018
626 State procurement of unmanned aerial vehicles 26/10/2018
627 35300000-weapons, ammunition and accessories (accompanying parts) 23/10/2018
628 Police cars and City truck 11/10/2018
629 Plant label printing 08/10/2018
630 BIDS WATER METER 02/10/2018
631 State procurement of ID card cards 02/10/2018
632 Minimally -300 pieces are folded with "Z-Folding" tipis, to fit each 2nd ticket. Perforation at the place of ticketing (3 mm cutting +1 mm crossing). 29/08/2018
633 3000 (three thousand) units of hail rocket. 10/08/2018
634 State procurement of one unit of unmanned aerial vehicle 07/08/2018
635 One unit laptop and one single tablet computer (tablet) 07/08/2018
636 State procurement of electronic tacticemeter compatible with the GNSS receiver for the Municipal Service Supervision of Tbilisi Municipality City Hall. 07/08/2018
637 State procurement of service (hereinafter - service) with fixed telephone number SIP technology (VOIP network), in accordance with Tender Documents 1.2. 30/07/2018
638 Purchase quantity or volume 1 unit purchase of unmanned aerial vehicle 26/07/2018
639 State procurement of the video surveillance system with accompanying installation 25/07/2018
640 State procurement of video surveillance system for the Gori District Court for placing rooms with accompanying installation 25/07/2018
641 Design, Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Substations 13/07/2018
642 Sustaining Border Management and Migration Governance in Georgia (SBMMG) 13/07/2018
643 o Construction of 500kV single-circuit overhead transmission line 12/07/2018
644 Construction of 500kV single-circuit overhead transmission line OHL Jvari – Nenskra (approx 55km); 12/07/2018
645 Buy barcode containing barcode codes 12/07/2018
646 Purchase of Network Routers and Ethernet Network 10/07/2018
647 Purchase of firearms 06/07/2018
648 Power transformers for outdoor lighting control blocks with sensors 03/07/2018
649 SCADA Devices for "Kakhari -110" and "Yapari -110" for 1. QADA 02/07/2018
650 State procurement of hand navigation and meteorological tools (so called "GPS") (accompanying service - training). 02/07/2018
651 State procurement of firearms by the Parliament of Georgia. 29/06/2018
652 Uninterruptible power source (for network equipment card) 21/06/2018
653 Purchase of video surveillance system 19/06/2018
654 ONE TIME PURCHASE OF A NEW TRAILER MOUNTED PORTABLE GENRATOR 14/06/2018
655 Telecommunication services 13/06/2018
656 Uniforms, Duty Gear and Ballistic Vests 22/05/2018
657 Supply of up to 25 low-floor diesel buses (9 (+/- 0.5m) m length) 13/04/2018
658 Purchase and installation of audio tape equipment of the Telavi District Court Session Hall. 13/04/2018
659 Sport event "Yard Footwear" organized by Spring-Autumn League. 12/04/2018
660 service cards (chip) cards. 16/03/2018
661 Purchase of high off-truck truck crane manipulator. 16/03/2018
662 Supply of new low-entry diesel buses 15/03/2018
663 Own consumption transformers. 12/03/2018
664 Replacement of 3 (three) vehicles transported to LEPL Cyber Security Bureau and purchase of similar services. 07/03/2018
665 Magnetic card (pass) 19/02/2018
666 VACUUM CLEANER 15/02/2018
667 1.1.1. The object of the procurement is the printing service of diplomas and diplomas for awarding successful sportsmen and coaches in 2018 by Zugdidi Municipality. 09/02/2018
668 Buying object is plastic cards (without chips and chips) 02/02/2018
669 Tactical glove 31/01/2018
670 Magnetic card (pass) 29/01/2018
671 Stickers on your luggage 25/01/2018
672 Plastic cards and accessories 25/01/2018
673 TV broadcasting 23/01/2018
674 Official certificates 22/01/2018
675 Telecommunication services (reparity services) 22/01/2018
676 Telecommunication service 18/01/2018
677 Purchase of magnetic cards (passes). 18/01/2018
678 State procurement of telecommunication (telephone) services for the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia. (Gulua # 6) 10/01/2018
679 Kvareli District Department of Kakheti Police Department Kvareli Regional Offices of TV Broadcasting Service. 04/01/2018
680 Plastic cards and accessories 29/12/2017
681 Buying various stickers / labels 28/12/2017
682 Purchase certificates printing service for the need for LEPL Training Center of Justice. 28/12/2017
683 Foreign Ministers gift card cards with envelopes and business cards 26/12/2017
684 TV broadcasting 26/12/2017
685 Purchase of telecommunication (IP telephone) services for the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia 21/12/2017
686 Purchase service through TV broadcasting in the Kakheti Police Department and subordinated district departments and departments. 20/12/2017
687 Purchase price label. 19/12/2017
688 TV broadcasting services (digital TV service, optical fiber optic cable). 19/12/2017
689 Buying object is a weapon that is compatible with the "HARMONIC" device. 18/12/2017
690 Telephone service via VOIP technology 15/12/2017
691 Department of Administration Purchasing Division 14/12/2017
692 VOIP telephone service 12/12/2017
693 The object of procurement is the label / stickers on the 35 pickup types with the corresponding accompanying services - removal of cars and new ones. 12/12/2017
694 1 (one) unit email Diesel Generator Supply / Installation 08/12/2017
695 IP technology with digital television service 05/12/2017
696 St. Tbilisi Telecommunication service in Tbilisi 05/12/2017
697 State procurement of ID card cards 04/12/2017
698 The object of the procurement is the label / stickers on the 35 pickup types with the corresponding accompanying service - the removal of the existing cars and the new ones. 04/12/2017
699 Telecommunication service for the needs of Kutaisi David Agmashenebeli International Airport 30/11/2017
700 Purchase and installation of one-piece diesel generator; 30/11/2017
701 Telecommunication service for the needs of Kutaisi David Agmashenebeli International Airport 30/11/2017
702 Unmanned aerial set 29/11/2017
703 IP - Purchase of telephone services 29/11/2017
704 Procurement of telecommunication services 29/11/2017
705 Purchase price label 28/11/2017
706 Procurement of telecommunication services 28/11/2017
707 Printed inventory labels 27/11/2017
708 Magnetic (plastic chip) cards 27/11/2017
709 State procurement of video surveillance system recording device. 27/11/2017
710 Acquisition of hard copy printed materials 20/11/2017
711 External use, self-adhesive high quality sticker, accompanying installation (if necessary, dismantling existing ones). 17/11/2017
712 Procurement of Power transformer 40 MVA, 110/35/10 kV 13/11/2017
713 Power Transformer 40 MVA, 110/35/10 kW (chef-mounted) Power transformer 40 MVA, 110/35/10 kV (with supervision services) 13/11/2017
714 The unit of procurement is 47 units generator; 03/11/2017
715 Trade-advertising material (stickers) 01/11/2017
716 Buying an Uninterrupted Power Supply Source (UPS) for the "House of Justice" in Oni Branch with accompanying installation works and exploitation. 31/10/2017
717 Car parking control equipment - shalagbum (accompanying installation-installation) 26/10/2017
718 Purchase of lawn mowing tractor 26/10/2017
719 Printed material with printed layers and printed material (timber origin document). 25/10/2017
720 Purchase of armored glasses 24/10/2017
721 State procurement of protective laminate films with hologram imaging 23/10/2017
722 GPS service of 360 (three-three) vehicles owned by Georgian Post. 20/10/2017
723 White plastic card 18/10/2017
724 IP phones. 09/10/2017
725 1000 km of oil power transformer at city type transformer point 09/10/2017
726 Uninterruptible power source (UPS) 09/10/2017
727 Purchase labels and certificates 22/09/2017
728 Independent Performance Audit And Verification Of Disbursement-linked Indicators 07/09/2017
729 Ordering printed maps. 30/08/2017
730 Stickers on your luggage 29/08/2017
731 Construction of a new bridge at the Kutaisi municipality km 3 + 800 section of the road "Tsonisiis-upper Tsonisi" 28/08/2017
732 Tip Sticker 28/08/2017
733 Mineral fertilizer NPK 8-24-24 22/08/2017
734 The unit of procurement is 100 000 (hundred thousand) pieces of the printed entrance ticket 07/08/2017
735 Purchase of DIGITAL TWO-WAY MOBILE RADIO MOTOTRBO DM-4601e or equal for Border Police of Georgia 02/08/2017
736 Video Surveillance System 28/07/2017
737 Body to carry and to install surveillance cameras on a vehicle purchase 18/07/2017
738 Purchase of seals 10/07/2017
739 Delivering equipment for Border Police of Georgia 30/06/2017
740 Tender bank card personalization system (emboseris) parts procurement 05/06/2017
741 Bulletproof vest 05/05/2017
742 Purchase of gloves. 10/04/2017
743 Purchase of Tractor - Backhoe Loader for Border Police of MIA of Georgia 03/04/2017
744 Office machinery, equipment and supplies except computers, printers and furniture 15/01/2017
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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
    Tel: +44 (0) 20 7336 6100


    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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