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SrNo. Description Deadline Date
1 DPS for the Provision of Vans, Police Specification Vans, and Minibuses for the Irish Public Sector 12/11/2029
2 Inclusion on a Trainer Panel for the Provision of Internal Training for Western Development Commission, Dillon House, Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon 27/02/2021
3 Qualification system with call for competition: Advertising services 19/02/2021
4 Technical Dialogue Process: Endpoint Management Solution 01/10/2020
5 Scoping Exercise to Aid Planning for an Upgraded Weather Radar Network for Ireland 20/05/2020
6 Crane hire Services for Galway Harbour Company 15/05/2020
7 Crane Hire Services for Galway Harbour Company 15/05/2020
8 COVID-19 Emergency Supplies for Community Based Healthcare Facilities 11/05/2020
9 Market consultation exercise in relation to the provision of automation equipment and system tools for its cash handling process 07/05/2020
10 Tractor Drawn Trailers 05/05/2020
11 EMS054F - Request for Information - Managed Car Parking Services 01/05/2020
12 Provision of Satellite Data Communication Services for GNI 29/04/2020
13 I. roads sweeping and associated cleansing services, 27/04/2020
14 Review of the Delivery, Funding and Strategic Development of the Walks Scheme by the Department of Rural and Community Development 24/04/2020
15 Research consultancy services 24/04/2020
16 Records management 23/04/2020
17 Customer Contact Centre Services 22/04/2020
18 Urban planning and landscape architectural services 21/04/2020
19 2 x Long Range Battery Electric Vehicle 21/04/2020
20 Research and development services and related consultancy services 20/04/2020
21 Financial consultancy services 20/04/2020
22 Truck Mounted Crane 20/04/2020
23 Truck Mounted Crane 20/04/2020
24 Print, Branding and Exhibition Items, Temporary Signage and Large Format Printing T BUS20-018 17/04/2020
25 Provision of Learning and Development Services to the RSA 15/04/2020
26 Multi Supplier Framework Agreement for the Provision of Security Services for Office of Government Procurement 15/04/2020
27 Payment Card Processing and Banking Services 15/04/2020
28 Tender for Supply, Install and Maintain Electric Vehicle Chargers for Laois County Council 14/04/2020
29 Research services 13/04/2020
30 Telecommunications services 11/04/2020
31 Repairs of Military Artic and Drawbar Trailers 10/04/2020
32 The IHRB require a time and attendance, expense management, rostering and human resources system. 10/04/2020
33 Recruitment and Placement Services 10/04/2020
34 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support 10/04/2020
35 Passenger Information System Upgrade — DART 10/04/2020
36 Provision of Integrated Smart Meters, Network & Data Management Systems with Associated Services 10/04/2020
37 Provision of Integrated Smart Meters, Network & Data Management Systems with Associated Services 10/04/2020
38 Legal services 09/04/2020
39 Supply, Installation and Maintenance of Photo Voltaic Panels provision and installation of solar energy capture at a number of its premises. 09/04/2020
40 Tender for Training Content Creation and Delivery 09/04/2020
41 Provision of Commvault Support and Licences 08/04/2020
42 Provision of supervision, monitoring, audit and other technical and advisory services in relation to the MMaRC Contracts 08/04/2020
43 Security print services 08/04/2020
44 Traffic Control Equipment Maintenance and Emergency General Works Contract (2020) for Fingal County Council 07/04/2020
45 Contract for supply various Vehicles for the National Ambulance Service. 06/04/2020
46 Track Dumper 4.75-5.5 Tonne Capacity 06/04/2020
47 Supply of Semi-permeable Barriers for Marine Deployment 06/04/2020
48 Customer Relation Management software development services 06/04/2020
49 Business and management consultancy and related services 06/04/2020
50 Health and safety consultancy services 06/04/2020
51 Contract for the Provision of a Financial Management System to Rehab Group and Subsidiaries 06/04/2020
52 Provision for the Supply of Electric Vehicle Charge Points and Charge Point Management System 04/04/2020
53 Provision of a local energy supply contract (LESC) through the installation of solar photovoltaics (300kWp) car ports at Wicklow County Buildings 03/04/2020
54 Legal advisory services to support the delivery, including governance, of the NBP 03/04/2020
55 Legal services 03/04/2020
56 Public Sector Data Centre - Transformers 03/04/2020
57 Public Sector Data Centre - MV Switchgear 03/04/2020
58 Project Management Led Design Team for Irish Girl Guides New National Training Centre in Tallaght, Dublin 24 03/04/2020
59 Provision of Keypad - Keyboards to an Post 03/04/2020
60 Heritage Trail Mobile Application for Dublin Docklands 03/04/2020
61 ICT Maintenance & Managed Services for LCETB 03/04/2020
62 Public Relations and Marketing Services in relation to the Royal Canal Greenway 02/04/2020
63 Procurement consultancy services 01/04/2020
64 For a Single Party Framework Agreement for the Maintenance of Dublin City Council’s Rainfall SCADA System and Associated Instrumentation (e.g. Rain gauges/Level Monitors/Weather Stations 31/03/2020
65 Iarnród Éireann manages the commercial (LGVs/HGV’s) and passenger fleet of vehicles (Cars) for the CIE group 31/03/2020
66 Electric Walk Behind Sweeper - Supply & delivery of one number electric walk behind street sweeper 31/03/2020
67 Midleton CBS Primary School - Architectural Consultancy Services - Additional Accommodation, Ancillary Works and Car Parking 31/03/2020
68 Midleton CBS Primary School - Quantity Surveying Consultancy Services - Additional Accommodation, Ancillary Works and Car Parking 31/03/2020
69 Archaeological Consultancy Services 31/03/2020
70 For the Provision of Customer Portal and CRM Platform 30/03/2020
71 Design, Construction and Maintenance new Electronic Parking Guidance System for Killarney Town 30/03/2020
72 Department of Health Facilities Management Tender 2020 30/03/2020
73 Business Planning Services for CARE 30/03/2020
74 Business development consultancy services 30/03/2020
75 Agricultural services 30/03/2020
76 Public Sector Data Centre - Emergency Standby Generators 30/03/2020
77 Public Sector Data Centre - UPS Specialist 30/03/2020
78 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support 28/03/2020
79 Provision of IT Emerging Technology, Digital, Data Science & Consultancy Services Panel Framework Agreement. 28/03/2020
80 Transatlantic Cable Experience Specialist Exhibition Design, Manufacture & Installation Services 27/03/2020
81 Data storage services 27/03/2020
82 Business and management consultancy and related services 27/03/2020
83 Single Party Framework Agreement for the design, supply, installation and management of community and public WiFi services across Dublin City Council 27/03/2020
84 Business and management consultancy and related services 27/03/2020
85 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support 27/03/2020
86 Provision of Digital Transformation Consultancy Services 27/03/2020
87 Single Party Framework for the Provision of Risk, Internal Audit, Gdpr and Compliance Software Solution to Horse Racing Ireland and Subsidiaries 27/03/2020
88 Communications and Public Relations Springboard Programme 2020 27/03/2020
89 Brand Project Management Services 27/03/2020
90 Administration services 26/03/2020
91 Purchase of Wide Area Rolled Mowers in 4 Lots 26/03/2020
92 Business and management consultancy and related services 26/03/2020
93 Services of a consultant(s) to carry out an evaluation of the Local Authority Heritage Officer Programme 26/03/2020
94 Software package and information systems 26/03/2020
95 Event Management Services 25/03/2020
96 19/085 — Enterprise Mobile Application Platform and Mobility Management Service 25/03/2020
97 Supply of Event services 25/03/2020
98 Service Desk Management, Deskside and Infrastructure Support Services 25/03/2020
99 Enterprise Mobile Application Platform and Mobility Management Service 25/03/2020
100 consulting, software development, Internet and support 25/03/2020
101 Digital Media Campaign on Active Travel in Ireland - including Bike Week and European Mobility Week 25/03/2020
102 Provision of Strategic and Creative Advertising for the Irish Blood Transfusion Service 25/03/2020
103 Advertising services 25/03/2020
104 Hosting, Support & Maintenance for Irish Advantage & Global Ambition Websites 25/03/2020
105 Traffic Data Collection 2020 25/03/2020
106 Enterprise Mobile Application Platform and Mobility Management Service 25/03/2020
107 Construction of Proposed Adult & Juvenile GAA Pitches, Astro Turf Pitch & Car Parking Works at Shandonagh GAA, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath 25/03/2020
108 Construction of Proposed Adult & Juvenile GAA Pitches, Astro Turf Pitch & Car Parking Works at Shandonagh GAA, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath 25/03/2020
109 Contract Management Software 25/03/2020
110 Community Biodiversity and Training Awareness Programme 24/03/2020
111 Professional Services for the Coordination and Communication of Africa Day Supports and Events in 2020, 2021 and 2022 24/03/2020
112 Request for Tender for the Provision of Consulting Services in Support of a Climate Action Upskilling Scheme to Skillnet Ireland 24/03/2020
113 Environmental issues consultancy services 23/03/2020
114 An Post Tender for Creation of a Single Party Framework for the Provision of 2 Tier 3 Data Centre Co-locations Services 23/03/2020
115 Environmental issues consultancy services 23/03/2020
116 Supply of Hardware 23/03/2020
117 An Post Tender for Creation of a Single Party Framework for the Provision of 2 Tier 3 Data Centre Co-locations Services 23/03/2020
118 Data services 23/03/2020
119 Undertaking of feasibility study and creation of associated development plan centered on Lough Bracken, North Meath 23/03/2020
120 Provision of Strategic Planning Services to CÚRAM 23/03/2020
121 Provision and Service Management of Public Wi-Fi Access in Tourist Information Offices 23/03/2020
122 Provision of Strategic Planning Services to CRAM 22/03/2020
123 Dublin City Council Traffic Equipment Maintenance Contract 20/03/2020
124 Traffic-signal Maintenance Services 20/03/2020
125 Urban planning and landscape architectural services 20/03/2020
126 Event services 20/03/2020
127 Provision of Expert Information/Cyber Security Services 20/03/2020
128 consulting, software development, Internet and support 20/03/2020
129 Single Party Framework for the provision of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) 20/03/2020
130 consulting, software development, Internet and support 20/03/2020
131 Industry specific software development services 20/03/2020
132 The provision of Electronic Identification EID tag stick readers. 20/03/2020
133 Design, supply and installation of a fully supported Wi-Fi network of outdoor public access points, at designated locations in Carlow County, under the WiFi4EU programme. 20/03/2020
134 Creation of Biodiversity Plans for Community Groups in Monaghan 20/03/2020
135 Event services 20/03/2020
136 Supply and installation of Data Projection Equipment. 20/03/2020
137 Information technology services 19/03/2020
138 Facilities management services 19/03/2020
139 Information technology services 19/03/2020
140 Facilities management services 19/03/2020
141 Research support with an Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Country Policy Review on the Development and Monitoring of the Quality of Early Learning and Care in Ireland 19/03/2020
142 Management Consulting Services 19/03/2020
143 A Heavy Duty Mobile Crane with 130 Tonne Lifting Capacity 18/03/2020
144 National DPS for Renal Equipment; Consumables; Satellite Units; Home Therapies 18/03/2020
145 Request for research and recommended new approach/s to address the challenges and barriers facing entrepreneurship promotion and new business start-up formation in the North West region of Donega 18/03/2020
146 The provision of Managed Desktop, Mobile Device & Power Management Solution 18/03/2020
147 Provision of a strategy development, co-ordination and support service for the EPA. 18/03/2020
148 Facilitation Services in Support of Strategy Planning and Reviews 18/03/2020
149 Request for Tenders for the Supply of ESX Servers, SAN Storage and Switches for the State Laboratory 18/03/2020
150 Renewal of RSA maintenance, cost of 50 SecurID token and 30 extra licenses 18/03/2020
151 Signs Programme Framework Agreement 2020 17/03/2020
152 Multi Party Framework for the Provision of a Structured Cabling Service 16/03/2020
153 Environmental services 16/03/2020
154 Provision Of Digital Communications Services 16/03/2020
155 Provision of vehicle leasing and fleet management services 16/03/2020
156 Provision of digital communications services 16/03/2020
157 Provision Of Digital Communications Services 16/03/2020
158 Public relations consultancy services 16/03/2020
159 Public relations consultancy services 16/03/2020
160 Microsoft Dynamics Navision Services & Support 14/03/2020
161 Management of Organic Seed Database 13/03/2020
162 Water &Amp; Electrical Metering Installation, Dingle Fishery Harbour Centre, Co. Kerry 13/03/2020
163 Administrative recreational, cultural and religious services 13/03/2020
164 The provision of a range of supports to facilitate the expansion of the concept of `food culture` to smaller cultural events and festivals in rural areas of Kilkenny 13/03/2020
165 The evaluation of Local Authority RMCEI Plans and associated tasks. 13/03/2020
166 Defining the management inputs and dissemination of forecast outputs; Lot 2 - Generating the forecast model; Lot 3 - Remote Sensing. 13/03/2020
167 Website Design, Development, Maintenance and Support Services to Skillnet Ireland 13/03/2020
168 Specialist training services 12/03/2020
169 Recreational, cultural and sporting services 12/03/2020
170 Consultant(s) to support the Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Engagement and Development Education under Programme Grant II 12/03/2020
171 Design, supply and installation of a fully supported Wi-Fi network of outdoor public access points, at designated locations in Galway City, under the WiFi4EU programme. 12/03/2020
172 Provision of online training and eLearning service for Local Authority employees. 11/03/2020
173 CRM & Portal Support Solution 11/03/2020
174 MCC Feasibility Study for a Recreational Trail from Ballina Co. Mayo to Enniscrone Co. Sligo 11/03/2020
175 Request for Quotations for the supply of Adobe Licences to the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) 11/03/2020
176 Project to manage tern colony conservation at Kilcoole Co. Wicklow 2020 10/03/2020
177 Inclusion on a panel for provision of Internal Audit Services to Coillte CGA 10/03/2020
178 Inclusion on a panel for provision of Internal Audit Services to Coillte CGA 10/03/2020
179 Delivery of an Export Development Programme for 2020 under the Border Brexit Stimulus Package 10/03/2020
180 Framework Agreement for ICT Consultancy, Support Personnel and related Services to the RSA 09/03/2020
181 consulting, software development, Internet and support 09/03/2020
182 Provision of ICT consultancy, support personnel and related services 09/03/2020
183 Consultancy Services for Midleton Urban Regeneration Development Fund (URDF) Initiative 09/03/2020
184 Provision of Fire Doors and Emergency Exits and Fire Stopping Maintenance Services 09/03/2020
185 Legal services 09/03/2020
186 Prior Information Notice - Market Consultation with respect to the Establishment of a Framework for the Environmental Risk Assessment of Local Authority Historic Closed Landfills 09/03/2020
187 Project to engage youth 09/03/2020
188 Research and Evaluation of Social Innovation Fund (Children, Youth) 06/03/2020
189 Supply of a Coin Authentication Machine 06/03/2020
190 Education and training services- One Learning 06/03/2020
191 Request for Tenders to establish a Multi Supplier Framework Agreement for the provision of Temporary Agency Workers and Recruitment Services 06/03/2020
192 Consultancy Services for Formative Evaluation PGII HPP 06/03/2020
193 Evaluation consultancy services 06/03/2020
194 Learning Management System 06/03/2020
195 Evaluation consultancy services 06/03/2020
196 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security 06/03/2020
197 ITT for the Talent Academy Digital Recruitment Campaign 06/03/2020
198 Emergency/Crisis Management Incident Notification Tool 06/03/2020
199 Provision Of The Supply, Installation, Management And Support Of High Speed Broadband And Related Services For Digiwest Hubs In Mayo, Donegal, Roscommon Sligo (Re-Advertisement) 06/03/2020
200 Provision of the Supply, Installation, Management and Support of High Speed Broadband and Related Services for DigiWest Hubs in Mayo, Donegal, Roscommon & Sligo (Re-advertisement) 06/03/2020
201 Training software development services 05/03/2020
202 Supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of surgical microscopes. 05/03/2020
203 Establishment of a multi-party framework agreement for the provision of graphic design and related services to Knowledge Transfer Ireland. 05/03/2020
204 Research and development services and related consultancy services 05/03/2020
205 Install A Cctv System At Indoor And Outdoor Locations At The Cliffs Of Moher 05/03/2020
206 Web Development Services 05/03/2020
207 Galway Harbour Ccompany Legal Servcies 05/03/2020
208 Provision of Website Management Services - Great Lighthouses of Ireland 05/03/2020
209 Computer-related services 04/03/2020
210 Provision of Tax Advisory and Tax Compliance Services to the Ntma, Hbfi and the Sbci 04/03/2020
211 Provision of Tax Advisory and Tax Compliance Services 04/03/2020
212 Public Relations Consultancy Services 04/03/2020
213 The Preparation of a Economic and Enterprise Strategy for the Combined Villages of Lanesborough and Ballyleague 04/03/2020
214 Computer equipment and supplies 03/03/2020
215 Media Rich Interactive Online Learning Programme 03/03/2020
216 Project management consultancy services 02/03/2020
217 Provision of a Radon Measurement Service on behalf of the EPA 02/03/2020
218 DoJ NIPS X-Ray Scanners and Metal Detection Walkthrough Archways 02/03/2020
219 RTÉ UPS Electrical Infrastructure 28/02/2020
220 Establishment of a Single Party Framework Agreement for Provision of Services for the Redesign of GMIT Website, Hosting, Maintenance and Support 28/02/2020
221 Front Office Services for the National Driver Licences 28/02/2020
222 Creation of panel for 2020-2025 to advise the Commission for Aviation Regulation on price regulation and other economic issues 28/02/2020
223 Web page editing software development services 28/02/2020
224 Business and management consultancy and related services 28/02/2020
225 Personnel and payroll services 28/02/2020
226 Hosted HR System and Fully Managed Payroll Service for HIQA (FIN-6) 28/02/2020
227 Establishment of a Single Party framework agreement for provision of services for the Redesign of GMIT website, Hosting, Maintenance & Support 28/02/2020
228 The provision of a Managed Security Service encompassing a Security Operations Centre (SOC) and a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution. 28/02/2020
229 Legal services 28/02/2020
230 Multi Supplier Framework for the Provision of Legal Services to IDA Ireland 28/02/2020
231 Development of eLearning tools to support food safety training for small food businesses. 28/02/2020
232 N4 Mullingar to Longford (Roosky) - Traffic Surveys 28/02/2020
233 Tourism Sales & Marketing and Digital Sales & Marketing Contract for Wexford 28/02/2020
234 Legal services 28/02/2020
235 ITT for Food Works Business Advisors 28/02/2020
236 RFT to Establish a Multi-Supplier Framework Agreement for the Supply of iOS and MacOS Computers 27/02/2020
237 Computer equipment and supplies 27/02/2020
238 Advertising and Marketing Services 27/02/2020
239 Marine Platform Satellite Data Services 27/02/2020
240 Request For Tender - Digital Marketing Strategy 27/02/2020
241 Digital Marketing Strategy for Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick 27/02/2020
242 Training services 26/02/2020
243 Multi-supplier framework agreement for the provision of legal services 26/02/2020
244 Asset Management and Fault Management System for ITS Equipment 26/02/2020
245 Contract for WAN Connectivity to Government Networks and a Dedicated Connection to Primary Data Centre to Horse Racing Ireland and Subsidiaries 25/02/2020
246 Computer support and consultancy services 25/02/2020
247 Contract for WAN Connectivity to Government Networks and a Dedicated Connection to Primary Data Centre to Horse Racing Ireland & Subsidiaries 25/02/2020
248 Hybrid Cardiac Catheter Laboratory (HCCL) and CT Scanner 24/02/2020
249 Business and management consultancy and related services 24/02/2020
250 Business and management consultancy and related services 24/02/2020
251 National waste statistics collection, validation and compilation support 24/02/2020
252 Business and management consultancy and related services 24/02/2020
253 To Develop a National Communications Campaign Aimed at Men Aged 45 Living in Disadvantaged Communities to Participate in Sport & Physical Activity. 24/02/2020
254 Advertising campaign services 24/02/2020
255 Supply of Environmental services 24/02/2020
256 Provision of Eircode and Related Services 24/02/2020
257 consulting, software development, Internet and support 24/02/2020
258 Graphic design services 24/02/2020
259 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support 24/02/2020
260 Cisco partners who are capable of maintaining and supporting the LGMA`s Cisco equipment. the Cisco Support & Maintenance contract will cover hardware replacement, software 24/02/2020
261 Contract for Cruise and Tourism advice 24/02/2020
262 Security software package 21/02/2020
263 Supply of FortiGate-2500E licenses and Associated Services 21/02/2020
264 Provision of Technical Internal Auditing Services for the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority 21/02/2020
265 Supply of Data Protection Audit Support Services 21/02/2020
266 PEACE IV - Beyond Tolerance: Youth Engagement Programme - Free Play Projects 21/02/2020
267 Multi-Party Framework for the supply of monitors with initial contract for provision of 100-400 22" monitors 21/02/2020
268 Purchase of Environmental Monitoring Services 21/02/2020
269 Women returner program for IT professionals 20/02/2020
270 Marine Foresight Study 20/02/2020
271 Service to provide cloud-based survey software 19/02/2020
272 Universal Verification Methodology Training 19/02/2020
273 Single Party Framework Agreement for the Provision and Support of a Student Management Solution 18/02/2020
274 Westmeath Local Enterprise Office - Consultancy Expertise to deliver First Time Exporters Initiative 18/02/2020
275 Evaluation of primary school whole school intervention in Midlands Region 18/02/2020
276 Women`s Health Taskforce - Radical Listening Exercise 18/02/2020
277 HV Electrical Substations 17/02/2020
278 Event Management Services to be delivered by Filte Irelands` approved Professional Conference Organisers (PCO) / Destination Management Companies (DMC) 17/02/2020
279 Trade Effluent Education, Licensing and Inspection Service Contract 17/02/2020
280 Dynamic purchasing system: Event services 17/02/2020
281 Provision of Laundry Payment System & Software 17/02/2020
282 Market Sounding Exercise - Kildare County Council`s Framework Agreement for Traffic Control Equipment Supply and Installation 2020-2022. This is not an invitation to Tender. 17/02/2020
283 Market Sounding Exercise - Kildare County Councils Framework Agreement For Traffic Control Equipment Supply And Installation 2020-2022. This Is Not An Invitation To Tender. 17/02/2020
284 NDA Staff Development Consultancy 2020 17/02/2020
285 Provision of Administrative/Management Services for the Selection and Contracting of Creative Associates for the Creative Schools Programme 17/02/2020
286 Consultancy services for Closure Restoration and Aftercare Management Plan (CRAMP) for Inagh Central Waste Management Facility. 14/02/2020
287 Advisory Services for the Procurement of a Concessionaire for Telecommunications Infrastructure 14/02/2020
288 Traffic Management Services for 2020 Road Works Programme 14/02/2020
289 Traffic Management Services for 2020 Road Works Programme 14/02/2020
290 The Defence Forces of Ireland are considering the purchase of Software Defined Radios (SDR) as the next generation of tactical radios for the Irish Defence Forces. 13/02/2020
291 Invitation to tender for the provision of finance systems support and maintenance. 13/02/2020
292 Raising Voices (HearSay) - Development & Technical Support 13/02/2020
293 Project Estimation Training 13/02/2020
294 Security Services for Bloom 2020 and 2021 12/02/2020
295 Request for Tenders (RFT) for the provision of Financial Accounting Advisory Services to the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) 12/02/2020
296 Request for Tenders (RFT) for the provision of Financial Accounting Advisory Services to the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) 12/02/2020
297 The provision Citrix XenMobile Enterprise Edition Licence Renewals (Customer Services Select) 12/02/2020
298 Development and implementation of a dynamic tourism marketing campaign for Tipperary 2020 11/02/2020
299 Short Message Service (Sms) 10/02/2020
300 Provision of Website Design, Development & Support Services to ComReg 07/02/2020
301 RFT for provision of Provision of Website Design, Development & Support Services to ComReg 07/02/2020
302 Research Study on Women in Digital Technology 07/02/2020
303 Medical software package 07/02/2020
304 The appointment of a Project Consultant to undertake a development programme 07/02/2020
305 Environmental Engineering Consultancy Services 05/02/2020
306 ITT for Transport Services for Bloom 2020 & 2021 05/02/2020
307 Software Renewal for the Autodesk Software Suite 05/02/2020
308 Feasibility Study on Enterprise Space in Galway City for the provision of Social Enterprises and business`s operating in the Circular Economy 05/02/2020
309 Supply, Delivery, Installation, Commissioning, and Calibration of Towed Side Scan Sonar System and Replacement Parts to Dublin City Council 31/01/2020
310 Consultancy Services Mayo County Council, Glenisland Bridge Design. 28/01/2020
311 National Framework Agreement for Ophthalmology Equipment 27/01/2020
312 PSR for Printing of Seanad Eireann election materials (Ballot Papers, Envelopes and Forms for Seanad Elections and Bye-Elections (University Members) 27/01/2020
313 For the supply of an Employee Recruitment Contract including an Integrated Recruitment Technology Portal 27/01/2020
314 Application and Development Support for SAP Finance and Procurement Technical Maintenance 24/01/2020
315 RFQ for the Supply of Dell OptiPlex Desktop Equipment 24/01/2020
316 Installation Of Pontoon System And Gangway Access At Belview Port 23/01/2020
317 Contract hire of 4 to 5 6,5 m3 new mechanical road sweepers. 23/01/2020
318 FCC/419/19 - Hire of New Mechanical Road Sweepers 23/01/2020
319 Undertake a Feasibility Study on the opportunities to develop an Aviation and TravelTech Cluster in the M1 region, specifically Louth and Meath 22/01/2020
320 Print Services To West Waterford Festival Of Food 21/01/2020
321 Lot 2: Security bags. 20/01/2020
322 Provision of Private Ambulance Services 17/01/2020
323 Medium Voltage Switchgear, Generator Protection and Synchroniser Replacement 17/01/2020
324 Floor Scrubber Dryers 17/01/2020
325 Floor Scrubber Dryers 17/01/2020
326 The Provision of a Passport Issuance and Processing System and Services 16/01/2020
327 Fixed Voice and VoiP Services 16/01/2020
328 Independent Assessor for IÉ’s National Train Control Centre — Traffic Management System Project 16/01/2020
329 Market Sounding Process for the Concession of the Provision of Visa Application service for the Government of Ireland 15/01/2020
330 Tender for Provision of a Human Resources Management Solution 10/01/2020
331 Open Tender for the Provision and Support of Implantable Cardiac Device Occluders: ASD/PFO including Delivery Systems 07/01/2020
332 Tri-axle truck drawn low-loader trailer. 06/01/2020
333 Human Resources Information System 06/01/2020
334 RFT Security Paper 04/01/2020
335 Naval Service Operational Satellite Services 21/12/2019
336 Supply Point to Point Microwave Radio Equipment 20/12/2019
337 Satellite Space KU Band Services 20/12/2019
338 Greyhound Traceability Solution 18/12/2019
339 Psq For The Supply Delivery Of Smart Cards 13/12/2019
340 Request for Information for Payment Services 12/12/2019
341 Request for Tenders (RFT) for the provision of a Cyber Security Posture Assessment to the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) 11/12/2019
342 Provision of a Cyber Security Posture Assessment to the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) 11/12/2019
343 Supply of Buses for the City of Dublin ETB 05/12/2019
344 PSQ for the Supply and Delivery of Smart Cards 04/12/2019
345 Provision of IBM Security QRadar SIEM support and maintenance to the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) 04/12/2019
346 Supply and Delivery of 1 No Self Propelled Chipping Spreader 03/12/2019
347 Planned preventative maintenance and call out support on emergency standby generators and associated switchgear — MSD 1008. 29/11/2019
348 Supply of up to 3 fully-electric busses for use in and around Glenveagh National Park and Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park 28/11/2019
349 The Supply Of 4X4 Troop Carrying Vehicles To The Defence Forces 28/11/2019
350 Personal Computers, Peripherals and related Services 25/11/2019
351 Supply of Intraosseous Access Devices to National Ambulance Service 22/11/2019
352 Lingaun Valley- AR Heritage - The development and implementation of an augmented reality (AR) heritage tourism interpretation product for three sites in the Lingaun Valley region 22/11/2019
353 Supply of Encrypted Remote Firing Equipment for the Irish Defence Forces 21/11/2019
354 CONFIRM has recently secured funding to develop an additive smart printing system development platform for electronic circuitry at their R&D site located in Limerick 21/11/2019
355 Supply of Structural Firefighting PPE for Galway Fire and Rescue Service 18/11/2019
356 Supply, Delivery, Installation, Commissioning and Support of Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) Systems for Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) Air Traffic Control (ATC) Centres 12/11/2019
357 Request for Tenders for the Provision of Approximately 19 500 Gift Cards 11/11/2019
358 Request For Tenders For The Provision Of Approximately 19,500 Gift Cards For The Household Surveys Incentivised Participation Schemes. 11/11/2019
359 Request for tender for the provision of scheduled bus and coach services at Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin. 11/11/2019
360 Prior Information Notice (PIN) – Invitation to Technical Dialogue for the Supply and Installation of a Finance System 09/11/2019
361 The provision of Mentoring & Facilitation Training to City & County Childcare Committee Staff 07/11/2019
362 Baggage reconciliation system with customs and border protection functionalities at Dublin Terminal 2 and baggage reconciliation system at Dublin Terminal 1. 06/11/2019
363 The Provision Of A Regulatory System For Hiqa 06/11/2019
364 Bag Reconcilliation System Supporting The Customs Border Protection Process 06/11/2019
365 Concession agreement for the provision of a vehicle clamping service incorporating the introduction of automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) for 8 staff car parks. 05/11/2019
366 Data Visualisation concept Development and Production Support 04/11/2019
367 Business Process Management System 04/11/2019
368 The Supply of Agricultural Tractors 175 BHP 01/11/2019
369 Tractors in 4 Lots 01/11/2019
370 Rft For The Provision Of Winter Services To Athlone Institute Of Technology 01/11/2019
371 Supply of Check Point Firewall Support and Maintenance to the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) 31/10/2019
372 Supply of Laptops, Desktops and Monitor services 30/10/2019
373 Supply Of Laptops, Desktops Monotor Services 30/10/2019
374 Long Term Contract for the Provision of Rail Flaw Detection Services 29/10/2019
375 Framework for Business Change Support for the Delivery of a Target Operating Model Review 29/10/2019
376 Framework Agreement for Supply of Baggage Trollies at Dublin and Cork Airports 28/10/2019
377 Provision Of A Cash Processing Solution 28/10/2019
378 Framework Agreement For Supply Of Baggage Trollies At Dublin And Cork Airports 28/10/2019
379 Service User Records System 25/10/2019
380 The Supply Of A Crane Which Will Be Fitted On A Scania 8X4 Vehicle. 25/10/2019
381 Finance Module of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software Solution 23/10/2019
382 Digital Aerial Waterbird And Seabird Surveys 23/10/2019
383 Digital Aerial Waterbird and Seabird Surveys 23/10/2019
384 Cashel Community School — Tender for Architectural Services 22/10/2019
385 Rft For The Provision Of A Cloud Based Email Phishing Simulation Tool 22/10/2019
386 Technical Dialogue Process: Endpoint Management Solution 21/10/2019
387 Support And Maintenance Of The Teagasc Authentication And Authorisation System 21/10/2019
388 The Provision Of Research And Advisory Services 19/10/2019
389 Request For Information (Rfi) For The Supply, Implementation And Support Of An Integrated Financial Solution To The Ntma 18/10/2019
390 Pin For Port Terminal Management System 18/10/2019
391 PSNI: Supply and Delivery of Motorcycle Suits (Jacket and Trousers) 17/10/2019
392 Provision Of De-Icer 16/10/2019
393 - Kiosks, Security Gates and RFID Pads for UCC Library Services 15/10/2019
394 An Audit Of Governance, Financial And Management Systems Of Goal Global 14/10/2019
395 Delivery Of Embroided Badges Lanyards To The Irish Defence Forces 11/10/2019
396 Public Sector Data Centre (Works) 11/10/2019
397 The Supply of a used Articulated Truck to the Irish Defence Forces 10/10/2019
398 Architectural Services For The Provision Of Additional Accommodation At St Mary's Holy Faith Secondary School Glasnevin 10/10/2019
399 Architectural Services for the Provision of Additional Accommodation at St Mary's Holy Faith Secondary School Glasnevin 10/10/2019
400 Invitation to Technical Dialogue for the Supply and Installation of a Ticketing System 03/10/2019
401 Architect Led, Full Service Design Team Consultancy Services, School Extension 5 No.80M2 Mainstream Classroom, Including Ensuite Toilets, And 4 No. 15M2 Set Room. 03/10/2019
402 Managed IP Telephony and Managed POE LAN Switches 01/10/2019
403 4WD Articulated Telescopic Loader c/w Attachments 30/09/2019
404 An Post Digital Identity Solutions 30/09/2019
405 Provide Registrant identification document (e.g. Passport, Driving Licenses, National Identity Card etc.) verification services. 27/09/2019
406 Purchase up to 3 fully electric minibus-type vehicles. 26/09/2019
407 Provision of Corporate Finance Advisory Services 23/09/2019
408 Robotic Dispensing System for the Pharmacy Department to include Pharmacy Department 20/09/2019
409 Rfi - Robotic Dispensing System For The Pharmacy Department To Include Pharmacy Department Re-Design And Optimisation 20/09/2019
410 Rfi - Architect Led Design Team Services For Social And Affordable Housing 20/09/2019
411 Revenue are seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified economic operators who are currently involved in the manufacture of rigid inflatable boats. The boat is intended for demanding professional use similar to military, police, coast guard or border guard. 17/09/2019
412 Aggregation of Calibration for Air Corps Tools 16/09/2019
413 Bose Combat Vehicle Crew Headsets, Gentex Hardshells, Ancillaries and Spares 12/09/2019
414 This document presents the required specification for the flight safety reporting system referred to locally as Air Corps Occurrence Management System (ACOMS) — Electronic integrated aviation safety and risk management system which is to be installed on premise and which must be integrated with the existing IT infrastructure of the Defence Forces. 12/09/2019
415 Carrickmacross Town Car Parking Strategy 11/09/2019
416 The Office of the Revenue Commissioners (Revenue), invites tenders from economic operators for the supply and maintenance of a Mobile X-Ray Cargo Scanner. 09/09/2019
417 The Supply Of A Mobile X-Ray Cargo Scanner 09/09/2019
418 Multi Supplier Framework for the Supply of Goods and Services — Automotive Tender GMIT 09/09/2019
419 The provision of M&E consultancy services associated with the upgrade and maintenance of the Building Management Systems 09/09/2019
420 Stereo Communication and Electro - Stereo Communication and Electronic Note 09/09/2019
421 2019 Panel Membership Mock Exam Papers For The Gretb 06/09/2019
422 Invitation to Tender for Contractor to Provide and Manage a Cashless Parking Payment Service 06/09/2019
423 Establishment of a Single Party Framework Agreement for the Provision and Ongoing Maintenance and Support for an Integrated Cloud-Based Financial Management System Solution 06/09/2019
424 Electric Vehicle Charge Points - Supply of Electric Vehicle Charge Points at Wexford 04/09/2019
425 For the of Provision Fire Sprinkler & Pumps Maintenance Service and Support at St. Vincents University Hospital 04/09/2019
426 Managed Car Parking Services 03/09/2019
427 Supply of Euro Banknotes ES2. 30/08/2019
428 Invitation to Tender (ITT) for Statutory Audit Services Under a Framework Agreement (FWA) 30/08/2019
429 Time and Attendance Software 29/08/2019
430 Supply of Wood Machines including Edge Bander, Automatic Dovetailing Machine and Briquetting Press 29/08/2019
431 Procurement of CRM Solution for National Gallery of Ireland 23/08/2019
432 Delivery of Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Training 20/08/2019
433 Supply of 1 No Velocity Patching Unit on 6 x 2 rigid truck chassis, GVW 26 000 kg 19/08/2019
434 Tractors Tractor Mounted Equipment' Mowers 16/08/2019
435 Lot 1 Multifunctional Printers and Lot 2 Touch Screens for An Post Counters 16/08/2019
436 Provision of surgical headlamps to St James Hospital. 15/08/2019
437 Eidac Cyber Capability Review 12/08/2019
438 Market Consultation For Automatic Vehicle Location (Avl) 12/08/2019
439 The Supply of Tractors (via Hire) to Dublin Airport for Upcoming Winter Season(s) 09/08/2019
440 Rolling Stock Fire Suppression Cylinder Re-Certification And Maintenance 09/08/2019
441 IRCG RFID 01/2019 - Market Sounding Exercise for the provision of a Radio Frequency Identification Tagging system for the Irish Coast Guard 07/08/2019
442 Multi Supplier Framework Agreement for the Supply of Light and Heavy Commercial Trucks to the Irish Public Sector 02/08/2019
443 Installation into very stiff clay or rock of 3No. 355mm dia. CHS Piles for fixing of a floating mooring to be installed by others. Installation of a sheet piled & concrete access plinth to support access gangway to be installed by others. General landscaping 01/08/2019
444 Establishment of a Multi-Party Framework Agreement for Road Markings for the Public Sector 30/07/2019
445 General Election Ballot Papers and Posters Contract 30/07/2019
446 General Election Ballot Papers and Posters Contract.for Dail Eireann 30/07/2019
447 Long Range Omni-Directional Scientific Fisheries Sonar 30/07/2019
448 PQQ Provision Forest Car Parking Services 2019-2022 25/07/2019
449 Tcd - Rft For The Supply Of An Rfid System For The Library 22/07/2019
450 TCD — RFT for the Supply of an RFID System for the Library 22/07/2019
451 Supply Of Electric Vehicle Chargers And Charge Point Management System 22/07/2019
452 Supply Of Gps/Gms Seal Tags 18/07/2019
453 The Supply Of An X-Ray Parcel Inspection System. 17/07/2019
454 To supply a 6kw system and car charger 16/07/2019
455 Pay and Display Machine Maintenance and Cash Collection Service 08/07/2019
456 Supply of up to 6 No 85 Hp Tractors 05/07/2019
457 Purchase Of A Fully Electric Street Sweeper For Cork County Council 05/07/2019
458 Provision of RFID Self Service for Westmeath Library Service 04/07/2019
459 2 X 5M3 Demountable Salt Spreaders 04/07/2019
460 EEE050F-Single Supplier Framework for the Provision of Foreign Exchange Payment Services 01/07/2019
461 Specialist Road Ambulance and Critical Care Transfer Service [1695759] 01/07/2019
462 Supply of Windscreens and Glass 24/06/2019
463 Provision of a GPS Vehicle Telematics and Fleet Management System for the Cork County Council 21/06/2019
464 Supply and Delivery of High Performance (Hardened) Rail 20/06/2019
465 Supply of Jumper Cable for Power Jumpers MK4 19/06/2019
466 Contracted Satellite Haemodialysis Unit For Saolta University Hospital Care Group (Galway) 19/06/2019
467 Provision of Consultancy Services for the Preparation of Environmental Impact Assessments and Transport Impact Assessments for the BusConnects Core Bus Corridor Programme 19/06/2019
468 Purchase of 1 No 26 Tonne Tipper Truck by Cork County Council (1) 14/06/2019
469 provision of a maintenance agreement for the Defence Forces email archiving system MailMeter on the Defence Forces CISN network. The contract is subject to satisfactory performance and regular review of cost competitiveness. 13/06/2019
470 The Provision, Supply, Support and Delivery of Darunavir 800 mg 13/06/2019
471 Supply Of 1 No 4Wd Tractor With Front Loader To Kilkenny County Council 12/06/2019
472 Construction of 58 dwellings in 2 and 3 storey buildings, comprising semi-detached, terraced, duplex and apartment type units, and all associated site development works. 12/06/2019
473 Turnkey Ddelivery of 220 kV GIS substation in the Dublin Region. 11/06/2019
474 Supply and Support Agreement for MPLS-TP Equipment and Associated Design and Support 11/06/2019
475 Rft For The Provision Of A Library Services Platform For Maynooth University 10/06/2019
476 BDB051C — RFT for the Provision of a Library Services Platform 10/06/2019
477 Contract for the Provision of a Financial Management System to Horse Racing Ireland and Subsidiaries 07/06/2019
478 Supply and Delivery of a Rail Mounted Crane 06/06/2019
479 Supply Delivery Of A Rail Mounted Crane 06/06/2019
480 Supply Delivery Of A Rail Mounted Crane 06/06/2019
481 Lot 1 – A Single Party Framework for the supply of G4, G10 and G16 Diaphragm Meters for custody transfer measurement of natural gas in cubic metres, and associated spares. 04/06/2019
482 Market Soundings Exercise For Provision Of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure 04/06/2019
483 Qualification System for Dredging at Rosslare Europort 03/06/2019
484 Human Resource Information System (HRIS) 31/05/2019
485 New Solar Powered Pay & Display Parking Machines & Installation for 2019-2023 31/05/2019
486 The Development of a Publicly Accessible Learning Management System, Accessed through the SEAI Website 30/05/2019
487 Road Signs and Ancillaries (Supply Only) 29/05/2019
488 Pay Parking Enforcement Services Incl Traffic Wardens and Pay and Display Machines 27/05/2019
489 Tender For Ongoing Support Of The It Network And Ip Telephone Systems 27/05/2019
490 Dredging At Rosslare Europort 26/05/2019
491 Tender for secure certificates 21/05/2019
492 19/094 Provision Of Satellite Data Communication Services 21/05/2019
493 Provision of Supply and Support Services of ESB’s Corporate IP Network Infrastructure and ESB’s Corporate IP Telephony Service 20/05/2019
494 Supply Of 2 Number Trailer Mounted “Hotboxs” 19/05/2019
495 Market Consultation for the Provision of Enforcement of On-Street Parking 15/05/2019
496 The provision of a Passport Issuance and Processing System (PIPS) for Dept of Foreign Affairs 13/05/2019
497 Ict-168 - Services To Conduct A Complete Cyber Security Review 13/05/2019
498 3 No 26 Ton GVW 6 x 4 Tipper Trucks (with Horsepower of at Least of 320 bhp) 10/05/2019
499 Provision Of The Supply And Installation Of New Solar Powered Pay And Display Parking Machines For 2019 To 2022. 10/05/2019
500 Installation, Support and Maintenance of Finance, Payroll and HR Systems 09/05/2019
501 Purchase of Grass Cutting and Maintenance Equipment for the University of Limerick 09/05/2019
502 In-House Digitisation Service 08/05/2019
503 Two 4WD Tractors with Front Loader 126 KW (170 HP) 07/05/2019
504 RFID Tags and Station Rental 01/05/2019
505 Provision of Radio Interference Investigation Outsourcing services 30/04/2019
506 TENDER FOR THE SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF A 12 TONNE SIDE LOADER 1920 TNDR EP 017 30/04/2019
507 Multi Purpose All-Terrain 4 x 4 Truck, c/w Body and 22-Metre/Tonne Crane 24/04/2019
508 UL — Supply of Managed Print Services for the University of Limerick (1) 23/04/2019
509 The Department of Defence (Defence Forces), have a Requirement for Two (2) New 28/32 Seater Midi-Coaches 19/04/2019
510 Operational and service dress footwear to An Garda Síochána and Irish Defence Forces. 18/04/2019
511 Supply Of Mobile Crane And Transportation Services 17/04/2019
512 9 Seater Long Wheel Base Mini Bus 15/04/2019
513 The Department of Defence (Defence Forces), have a requirement for New 50/55 Seater Coaches, with an initial purchase of one (1) Vehicle. 12/04/2019
514 Land and Property Valuation Services for the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project 12/04/2019
515 Provision of Integrated Energy Meter Connected Network and Data Management System with Associated Services 12/04/2019
516 Provision of integrated energy meter connected network and data management system with associated services. 12/04/2019
517 This Contract relates to the provision of Land and Property Valuation Services required in respect of land and property to be acquired for the N5 Ballaghaderreen to Scramoge Road Project 12/04/2019
518 Printing, packing, and delivery of EU Pet Passports 10/04/2019
519 Implementation, Support, Maintenance and Future Development of a Dublin City Council Oracle Identity Management Solution 08/04/2019
520 Professional Services Multi-Disciplinary Team – Architects, Quantity Surveyors and Mechanical and Electrical Engineers 08/04/2019
521 The Supply of an X-Ray Baggage Inspection System. 04/04/2019
522 Home Office Biometrics MobileID - RFI for Home Office Biometrics MobileID 03/04/2019
523 Air Traffic Control Training - Eurocontrol Common Core Content Phase 1 01/04/2019
524 FLOODS SAT (Early Warning System) MODULE 27/03/2019
525 Provision of Property Valuation Services 26/03/2019
526 Provision of Border Inspection Post Veterinary Inspection Services 22/03/2019
527 WMFRS TENDER FLEET MAINTAINANCE - CVRT Certification,Periodic Maintenance and Safety Inspections, 24 hr Breakdown/Recovery Service, for Westmeath Fire Service Vehicle Fleet 22/03/2019
528 Single Supplier Framework for the provision of Fleet Management Services to Ervia 19/03/2019
529 Security Paper for National University of Ireland 18/03/2019
530 Competition for the Operation, Content Management, Maintenance and Provision of Multi-Operator Real Time Passenger Information Displays 15/03/2019
531 Competition for the Operation, Content Management, Maintenance and Provision of Multi-Operator Real Time Passenger Information Displays 15/03/2019
532 The Provision of Satellite Connectivity and Associated Services to Support Irish Naval Service Operations 15/03/2019
533 Cyber Security Training - Cyber Security Awareness Training Content 15/03/2019
534 Inland Fisheries Ireland - Electric Charging Points 15/03/2019
535 Time and Attendance and E-Rostering System 13/03/2019
536 Provision of Manufacture, Supply and Modification of SCIM Hardware 06/03/2019
537 WRAP Training for the CAWT Cross Border Innovation Recovery Project (Mental Health Division) 04/03/2019
538 Cyber Security Testing Services (CSTS) 04/03/2019
539 Invitation to Tender for Helicopter Service for Firefighting and Aerial Fertilising 2019-2020 04/03/2019
540 Single Party Framework Agreement for Dublin City Council Public Lighting Upgrade Project 04/03/2019
541 External Monitoring and Authentication Services For SOLAS Pre-2016 Apprenticeship 04/03/2019
542 Provision of Pre-owned Rail Vehicle Fleet 26/02/2019
543 Supply of Self Charging Hybrid Saloon. 19/02/2019
544 Single Supplier Framework for the Supply of Emergency Ambulance Vehicles 18/02/2019
545 Integrated 150kW EV Charge Station Supporting Simultaneous Operation of Multiple Power Outlets Via Modular Power Units 18/02/2019
546 Specialist Renewable Energy Installer 18/02/2019
547 The supply and installation of 1 No.knuckle boom style crane . The crane is to be mounted onto a new DAF LF220 (16T GVM) with a 4.5m tipper body 18/02/2019
548 The following is a Request for Proposals (RFP) for supply ¾ Ton 4 x 4 vehicles (for Military use) to the Irish Defence Forces. It is anticipated that approximately 280 (two hundred and eighty) vehicles will be procured over a 4 (four) year period. 15/02/2019
549 Provision Of U-Flyte Drone Flight-Testing Operations Support 12/02/2019
550 Ballot Papers and Posters for European Parliament Elections 2019 31/01/2019
551 Customer Identification Access Management 25/01/2019
552 Open Tender Competition for Decontamination Equipment National Ambulance Service 22/01/2019
553 Open Tender Competition for Decontamination Equipment National Ambulance Service 22/01/2019
554 High Speed Circuit Breaker And Line Contactor Overhaul Services 22/01/2019
555 IE are seeking expressions of interest from companies experienced in providing rail electrical connection components, including drills and fastening systems, to mainline railway operators, ideally for UIC 54 kg rail. 21/01/2019
556 Framework Agreement for Supply and Maintenance of Parking Meters to Louth Co. Co. 21/01/2019
557 Supply, service, installation, commission and maintenance of a new mobile harbour crane for the Galway Harbour Company, Galway, Ireland 21/01/2019
558 Supply of 4 No. new 8 x 4 tipper trucks. 18/01/2019
559 The Supply of One (1) 4x4 Aircraft Refulling Vehicle 18/01/2019
560 Administration and Management Support Services for the National Train Control Centre and Train Management System 17/01/2019
561 Implementation, Configuration and Maintenance of an Identity Access Management Solution for use with Mobile and Enterprise Applications 16/01/2019
562 Implementation, Configuration And Maintenance Of An Identity Access Management Solution For Use With Mobile And Enterprise Applications 16/01/2019
563 Print and Supply of Postage Stamps and Thermal Labels 14/01/2019
564 PRINT & SUPPLY OF POSTAGE STAMPS AND THERMAL LABELS 14/01/2019
565 Main Outside Broadcast Services Framework 14/01/2019
566 Financial Management and Administration of Externally Funded Projects/Grants in Teagasc PIN Information 12/01/2019
567 Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) System 10/01/2019
568 Digital Archive and Media Asset Management System 10/01/2019
569 IE 7110 - Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) System 10/01/2019
570 Purchase of 1 No. 26 Tonne Tipper Truck by Cork County Council 09/01/2019
571 Supply and Installation of Electric Vehicle Chargers in Clonmel Town 08/01/2019
572 The provision of ID Issuer Services for a Traceability System for Tobacco Products 07/01/2019
573 Irish Lights Granuaile Dry Dock 2019 04/01/2019
574 The sale of one ex Fire Service vehicle. 20/12/2018
575 Single Operator Road Sweeping Contract 17/12/2018
576 Provison of Cyber Security and Application Software Deployment Solution for the Health Service Executive 14/12/2018
577 Supply Of Stabilised Marine Thermal Camera Set 07/12/2018
578 Tender for the procurement of airport services for Cork Airport for example cleaning, hold baggage screening, passenger with reduced mobility 06/12/2018
579 Air Crew Night Vision Equipment Training 06/12/2018
580 The Services comprise; the Supply, Install and Commissioning of New Solar Powered / Main Powered Pay and Display Machines 03/12/2018
581 Supply and Delivery of a Ultrasonic Immersion C-Scanner for the University of Limerick 23/11/2018
582 The Authority intends to award a contract to a service provider to provide three different types of personalised Leap Cards for the purposes of offering discounted travel fares to verified eligible cardholders: 22/11/2018
583 Provision Of A Single Party Framework To Supply, Install, And Maintain Electric Vehicle Chargers For Teagasc Sites 21/11/2018
584 Human Resource Information Systems. 08/11/2018
585 Cloud Based Time and Attendance Management Software Solution 07/11/2018
586 Multi-Party Framework Agreement For Road Markings 05/11/2018
587 Multi-Party Framework Agreement for Road Markings 05/11/2018
588 Establishment of a Single Party Framework Agreement for Case and Workflow Management Solution and Identity and Access Management System (IAMS) 02/11/2018
589 Rfi For Standard 3 Hold Baggage Screening Upgrade Project At Shannon Airport 29/10/2018
590 RFI for Standard 3 Hold Baggage Screening Upgrade Project at Shannon Airport 29/10/2018
591 Request For Tenders (Rft) For The Provision Of Cyber Incident Response Readiness Services To The National Treasury Management Agency (Ntma) 26/10/2018
592 Purchase of 1 No. New 3 axle, 6 wheel drive (6x6) Motor Grader 19/10/2018
593 Supply of Replacement Vehicles and Associated Fleet Management Services to Coillte CGA 15/10/2018
594 EMSCU is looking to update the National Framework to procure Body Worn Video Cameras and Support 12/10/2018
595 Project Management and Support Services for IE’s National Train Control Centre and Traffic Management System (TMS) 09/10/2018
596 Invitation to Tender for Enforcement of On-Street Parking Services. 08/10/2018
597 Provision of Fleet Management including Leasing 05/10/2018
598 Provision of Cyber Security and Application Software Development Solution for the HSE 04/10/2018
599 1 x 7,5 meter Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat Suitable for Military Diving Operations C/W Trailer. 01/10/2018
600 Framework Agreement for Railway Fencing and Associated Works 01/10/2018
601 Engineering Consultancy Service for Local Authority Public Lighting Energy Efficiency Project 28/09/2018
602 Provision of VOIP and NETWORK Support, Maintenance and Upgrade Services 24/09/2018
603 Supply and Delivery of Mercedes Vehicle Spare Parts 21/09/2018
604 The production, storage and delivery of passport application forms to the Passport Service, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 18/09/2018
605 National Framework Agreement for Bedpan Washers and Macerators 17/09/2018
606 Le Eithne Air Circuit Breaker Retrofit 17/09/2018
607 Provision of Support Services — Ticket Vending Machines at Dublin Airport 15/09/2018
608 Provision Of Support Services-Ticket Vending Machines At Dublin Airport 15/09/2018
609 Purchase of 3 no. 6x4 Tipper Lorries, GVW 26 000 Kg (with the option to buy a fourth). 14/09/2018
610 Supply and Delivery of DAF Vehicle Spare Parts 10/09/2018
611 Prior Information Notice (PIN) of Technical Advisory Services procurement for the proposed Hammond Lane PPP Project. 08/09/2018
612 Supply Of An Arrival Baggage Scanning Solution 07/09/2018
613 Arrivals Baggage Tag Scanning Solution – Hardware and Software 07/09/2018
614 Supply Of An Arrival Baggage Scanning Solution 07/09/2018
615 Provision Of Ammunition To An Garda Síochána 06/09/2018
616 Provision of Ammunition to An Garda Síochána 06/09/2018
617 Supply Of Gift Voucher Electronic Cards 06/09/2018
618 Ess037c-Dit-Aircraft Maintenance Equipment 06/09/2018
619 Supply of Toyota Vehicle Spare Parts 05/09/2018
620 Purchase of Winter Maintenance 9 m3 Salt Spreaders by Cork County Council 31/08/2018
621 Cavan County Council — Purchase of 3 no. 4x2 tipper trucks (GVW 18 000 kg) 24/08/2018
622 Procurement of a Time and Attendance System for the department of Education and Skills 24/08/2018
623 Inland Fisheries Ireland Requires The Supply Of Thermal Image Cameras. 24/08/2018
624 Ballot Paper Templates for use at elections 23/08/2018
625 Ballot Paper Templates For Use At Elections 23/08/2018
626 RFP — Grenade Hand — Smoke Screening 20/08/2018
627 Provision Of Ict And Cyber Securiy Services 20/08/2018
628 Rounds of 105mm Smoke Shells and Cartridges 16/08/2018
629 GMC Top Kick Fire Tanker Truck 1990, in Shannon . 16/08/2018
630 Request for Proposals (RFP) for the supply of 5,56 mm Blank ammunition to the Irish Defence Forces 15/08/2018
631 Request For Proposals (Rfp) For The Supply Of 5.56Mm Blank Ammunition To The Irish Defence Forces 15/08/2018
632 Provision of an enterprise Client Relationship Management (CRM) platform and Marketing Automation System (MAS) via an initial implementation project and ongoing support for Enterprise Ireland 15/08/2018
633 Contract Hire of Compact Sweepers 10/08/2018
634 he National Transport Authority is seeking a supplier to provide experienced engineering resources for the Integrated Ticketing System (ITS). The scope of this tender covers all of the technology projects within the NTA. These currently include the following: 1) Public Transport Ticketing Systems; 2) Taxi Regulation System; 3) National Journey Planning System; 4) Real Time Passenger Information 07/08/2018
635 Internal Audit, Corporate Governance and Risk Management Services Framework 30/07/2018
636 Tender for the Supply and Delivery of Diesel Tipper Trucks 27/07/2018
637 Provision of a Multi-provider Framework to support ESB Networks Smart Metering Project 27/07/2018
638 Supply of Magnetic Tickets to Irish Rail 20/07/2018
639 Rfp - Grenade Hand - Smoke Screening 20/07/2018
640 Installation, commissioning and maintenance of anAutomatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system 17/07/2018
641 Request For Tender For Supply Of Trade Licence Plates For Mechanically Propelled Vehicles 28/06/2018
642 The supply of EDP Cheques/Payslips 27/06/2018
643 Meter reading services are required for both domestic and non-domestic accounts across 3 regions. 26/06/2018
644 Supply Of Laboratory Equipment And Consumables To St. MaryS, Knockbeg College, Carlow 26/06/2018
645 Request for Proposals for the supply of Ammunition (Rounds 40X53mm Target Practice Tracer Marker — TPTM) 25/06/2018
646 LEE424C For the Supply of a X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer Solution for Trinity College Dublin 25/06/2018
647 Cashless parking payment system for on-street pay and display parking with multiple payment options for Dublin City Council, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Council, South Dublin Council, Fingal Council, Meath County Council and Kildare County Council. 21/06/2018
648 Supply of Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) to the Irish Defence Forces 20/06/2018
649 Provision of an e-Commerce Bus Ticketing System on the Expressway Bus Service for Bus Eireann 15/06/2018
650 VoIP telephony system support and associated equipment 06/06/2018
651 The requirement is for the Supply and Delivery of Scania Vehicle Spare Parts to the Irish Defence Forces. 01/06/2018
652 Supply of Ammunition (Rounds 150mm HE Shells & Cartridges). 25/05/2018
653 The scope of this Request for Tender (RFT) Document is to seek tenders for a Rapid Intervention Foam Tender (RIFT) for the Irish Defence Forces 18/05/2018
654 Provision of Print Services 17/05/2018
655 Information Technology Security Event Monitoring and Alerting Solution 16/05/2018
656 Multi-Contractor Framework Agreement for the Deployment of Smart Electricity Meters 09/05/2018
657 Supply Of M17 And M27 Glass Periscopes To The Defence Forces Ireland 03/05/2018
658 Media Campaign To Promote Cultural Diversity 01/05/2018
659 Event Management For Red Line Book Festival 2018 25/04/2018
660 The purpose of this competition is to establish a goods contract to supply the goods as set out in this RFT — namely minibuses. 24/04/2018
661 Supply of a Hosted IP Telphony System for the Education and Training Boards and associated centres 13/04/2018
662 ACC20170227 Supply of Aviation Fuel 12/04/2018
663 The scope of the contract comprises of the production, personalisation and dispatch of a Driver certificate of professional competence qualification card (“the CPC Card”), 11/04/2018
664 FD/02/05/368 - CCTV Servicing and Maintenance tender for the Irish Prison Service 05/04/2018
665 Local Government Audit Service — External Audit SaaS provision 30/03/2018
666 The implementation, production, personalisation and distribution of the Public Services Card and the provision of associated services. 29/03/2018
667 GWM-8120 – Battery Energy Storage Systems EPC Qualification System 28/03/2018
668 Supply of Ammunition (Rounds 76/62mm HE) to the Irish Defence Forces 26/03/2018
669 Supply of signage bollards, ramps and road markings (line painting) with an option to install 24/03/2018
670 Provision of Magnetic Tickets 23/03/2018
671 Provision Of Magnetic Tickets 23/03/2018
672 The Provision of Car Park Management Services 21/03/2018
673 Supply of Hydraulic Excavators 19/03/2018
674 IT Research and Advisory Services 16/03/2018
675 Finished 5 Cent Euro Coins 16/03/2018
676 Supply Tobacco Tax Stamps 12/03/2018
677 Supply of Aircraft Fixed Electrical Ground Power Equipment - Cork and Dublin Airports 08/03/2018
678 Cyber Security Managed Services 01/03/2018
679 Invitation to tender for the supply on lease hire with maintenance of compact motorised sweepers 22/02/2018
680 Buisness Consultancy Services 22/02/2018
681 Single party framework for the provison of independent company pension advisory services to horse racing Ireland and subsidiaries 21/02/2018
682 Invitation to tender for the supply of collectoot coins and ancillary sevices 21/02/2018
683 An Post is seeking to appoint a service provider on a non-exclusive basis for provision of a Card Payment Gateway Solution and will use this pre-qualification stage to assess applications from interested parties. 16/02/2018
684 The IAC now seeks to develop a tender to select a provider of Learjet 45XR simulator initial and recurrent training for its aircrew. 12/02/2018
685 PSQ for the Supply & Delivery of Heavy Duty Batteries 12/02/2018
686 Provision of a Public Transport Mobile Ticketing Solution 09/02/2018
687 Invitation to tender for the supply of euro coin blanks for the central bank of Ireland and the award of an initial call-off contract for 5 cent euro coin blanks 09/02/2018
688 Pay parking enforcement services for Meath County Council. 31/01/2018
689 Cyber Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Solution(s) 29/01/2018
690 2018 Printing of the Certificate Examinations Papers. 10/01/2018
691 Managed print service. 10/01/2018
692 Purchase of Smart Electricity Meters, Head End System, Meter Data Management System, Security Architecture and the implementation and integration of systems and meters. 05/01/2018
693 Printing, Design, Storage and Distribution Services. 14/12/2017
694 Battery Energy Storage Systems Framework 2 for Demand Side Response. 14/12/2017
695 9 Seater Minibuses with LHS side step and grab rails. 12/12/2017
696 For the Provision of LAN/WAN, Cybersecurity and Information Security Managed Service. 11/12/2017
697 The scope of this contract covers the routine maintenance and ad-hoc repairs for damaged or vandalized equipment for the following: — Ticket Vending Machines x 340. 06/12/2017
698 The Supply of a High Definition Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometer. 30/11/2017
699 Minibus purchase and conversion. 30/11/2017
700 LiDAR wind profiler. 24/11/2017
701 Tagging of Library Stock - Conversion of Kerry County Councils existing library stock from barcode enabled to RFID enabled 24/11/2017
702 General Waste Management Service. 21/11/2017
703 The Provision of 7 x Short Wheel base Minibuses (9 Seater). 21/11/2017
704 Maintenance, repairs and replacement works on existing fire alarm and detection systems. 20/11/2017
705 RFT — Printing and Delivery of Printed Plastic Envelopes. 17/11/2017
706 Schull Pontoon & Gangway - Design, fabrication, supply & commissioning of pontoon & gangway to Schull, County Cork. 10/11/2017
707 Flight Information System (FIDS). 07/11/2017
708 Bord na Mona Audit and Tax Services. 03/11/2017
709 Technical Dialogue re: CCTV Installation and Maintenance. 31/10/2017
710 The fire engine. 27/10/2017
711 Supply & Commissioning of ‘Aircraft Tow Tractor(s) 23/10/2017
712 Voice Recording Solution Located at Primary Care Reimbursement Service for the HSE. 20/10/2017
713 IDA are seeking a suitable contractor to provide security services (static and mobile patrols) at IDA Clonshaugh Business and Technology Park, Dublin 17. The contract will be for a 3 year period, subject to annual performance review. 18/10/2017
714 The National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) is seeking tenders for the provision of Technical Advisory Services in four (4) Lots: Civil & Structural, Mechanical & Electrical, Quantity Surveying and PSDP, in respect of the Hammond Lane Courts PPP Project to be procured and delivered by NDFA. 16/10/2017
715 IBTS/018/2017 - Development, Hosting, Support and Maintenance of an Occupational Health and Safety 13/10/2017
716 Renewable energy ecological consultancy services framework. 12/10/2017
717 Supply of Stationery and Printer Consumables. 12/10/2017
718 Advisory Services by Facilitators to prospective Producer Organisations. 10/10/2017
719 Provision of director of performance services. 09/10/2017
720 PA Sound System - Supply, install and commission new PA sound system to the Hawk’s Well theatre, Sligo, Ireland 07/10/2017
721 Request for Tenders for the supply of extension to existing Storage Area Network (SAN) hardware and associated services to the National Treasury Management Agency 05/10/2017
722 his public procurement competition is for the supply of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers to be combined with existing tough-books for integration 04/10/2017
723 Irish rail requires the supply of safety glass for its fleets of passenger vehicles. 03/10/2017
724 Printing, Supply and Distribution of Personalised prescriptions/claim forms, Non-personalised claim forms and Itemised Listings for the HSE. 29/09/2017
725 Refurbishment of the existing heating system and mechanical plant room 29/09/2017
726 Request for Tenders for the provision of Consultancy Services to Assess Options and Develop a Business Case for the Feasibility of a new Business Innovation Hub in Swords, Fingal 29/09/2017
727 Infrastructure Upgrade Works - Road Network and Infrastructure Upgrade Works at Castletownbere FHC 29/09/2017
728 Request for Tenders for the Provision of Environmental Consultancy Services in Cork and the Provision of a Framework Agreement for Environmental Consultancy Services. 29/09/2017
729 RTÉ invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified Tenderers for the supply of Purchase Cards Services. 28/09/2017
730 GoIMRT Vehicle Supply - 4WD Crew Cab mountain rescue first response vehicle 28/09/2017
731 BALL092017 - Development of Car Park Facility at Ballaghaderreen GAA 22/09/2017
732 The daa wishes to purchase a Class B Fire Appliance as per the specification outlined in the documents attached to this notice. 18/09/2017
733 ITT for Print Management Services. 15/09/2017
734 Prequalification by tender a Restricted procedure for the provision of video surveillance systems, cargo passengers and on-board communication systems. 12/09/2017
735 Secure Printing Of Examination Answerbooks 11/09/2017
736 The supply of High-Speed, High Quality Digital Printing System. 06/09/2017
737 Supply of Standard Cars, and Standard Cars with Police-Specification Fit-out. 04/09/2017
738 Printing and delivery of a publication for the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. 01/09/2017
739 Provision of 7 000 kg Telescopic Loader. 30/08/2017
740 Single Supplier Framework Agreement for the Supply of Single Deck Regional Commuter Buses. 28/08/2017
741 Supply of Hospital Beds and Mattresses. 27/08/2017
742 Transmission Utility SCADA Equipment. 25/08/2017
743 DEK_02_17_RFT Small Unmanned Aerial Systems. 23/08/2017
744 Supply and delivery of 2 number 26 000 kg GVW 6*4 Diesel Tipper Trucks as per technical specification to Monaghan County Council Machinery Yard. 17/08/2017
745 Daa currently has a number of Baggage Handling System (BHS) installations at Dublin and Cork Airports which are utilised in the Hold Baggage Screening (HBS) process for the security screening of checked bags 16/08/2017
746 Office Products and Printer Consumables. 11/08/2017
747 Tender for Supply, Installation, Maintenance of Solar Powered Pay and Display Parking Machines 08/08/2017
748 6 no 7.5 tonne Crew Cab Tipper Pick Up Trucks. 01/08/2017
749 R680 Green Route Phase 2A Traffic Signal Upgrade 25/07/2017
750 The structure in Mullaghanish requires Aircraft Warning Lights (AWL) system, this tender is for the supply only. 19/07/2017
751 HBS Upgrade / Baggage Integrators Cork Airport 17/07/2017
752 Daa currently has a number of baggage handling system installations at Dublin and Cork Airports 17/07/2017
753 Supply, installation and maintenance of mobile and stationary CCTV systems. 14/07/2017
754 Request for Tenders for the Supply of Polycarbonate Cards for the Irish EU Common Format Residence Permits. 12/07/2017
755 The Irish Naval Service seeks economic operators to tender for the provision of 7 petrol outboard Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats for its P50 Class patrol vessels. 10/07/2017
756 Baggage System Software Upgrade. 07/07/2017
757 Baggage System Software Upgrade 07/07/2017
758 RFT for the supply and Delivery of a Drone with Two (2) Hyper Spectral Lidar cameras to UCD. 30/06/2017
759 Single Supplier Framework Contract for the supply of Police Specification Vans. 29/06/2017
760 ITT for the Configuration Supply, Delivery Installation and Support of an Accounting and Finance Information System 29/06/2017
761 Framework Agreement for Private Ambulance Services. 28/06/2017
762 Prior Information Notice to tender for the supply, installation and maintenance of mobile and stationary CCTV systems as well as Network Infrastructure (fibre optic and Wireless Communications). 27/06/2017
763 This is a Prior Information Notice (PIN) and not a call for competition. Dublin City University intends to invite submissions from companies / organisations with expertise and capability relating to the provision of car parking equipment. 24/06/2017
764 Voice Over IP (VoIP) Handsets, Licensing and Support. 23/06/2017
765 Tender for the overhaul of the electrical and fire alarm system and fire protection of classrooms together with associated site works at Sacred Heart School, Westport, Co. Mayo. 20/06/2017
766 The Irish Prison Service will be going to tender for a replacement to its existing Time and Attendance System and will be seeking the services of a vendor who can offer a Time and Attendance System for its organisation nationally. 17/06/2017
767 RFT for the supply of Fixed Wing Utility Aircraft to the Irish Air Corps. 15/06/2017
768 Provision, Implementation And Support Of A New Integrated Financial Management System 02/06/2017
769 The university is seeking to procure a Budgeting and Planning System (BPS) to enable it to improve the efficiency and quality of its annual budget process, to enhance regular forecasting and reporting and to provide a platform for further future 31/05/2017
770 Daa currently has a number of Baggage Handling System (BHS) installations at Dublin and Cork Airports which are utilised in the Hold Baggage Screening (HBS) process for the security screening of checked bags. 25/05/2017
771 Daa currently has a number of baggage handling system installations at Dublin and Cork Airports 25/05/2017
772 The scope of this Request for Tender (RFT) Document is to seek tenders for a firefighting water tender appliance for the Irish Defence Forces. 19/05/2017
773 Provision of Hold Baggage Screening Services in Terminal 1, Dublin Airport. 11/05/2017
774 Provision of Hold Baggage Screening Services in Terminal 2, Dublin Airport. 11/05/2017
775 The scope of the Framework Agreement comprises the following: a) the provision, personalisation and delivery of a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) Qualification card, as more particularly described in paragraph 3.3 of the RFT document; and b) the provision of an Approved Driving Instructors (ADI) Validation Card — specification of which is provided at paragraph 3.4 of the RFT document. 10/05/2017
776 The National Transport Authority (NTA) is seeking to enter into a single supplier framework agreement for the supply of midi buses, being short single deck bus vehicles. 08/05/2017
777 Nationwide Car Park Management Services. 05/05/2017
778 Car-park management and related services. 02/05/2017
779 The purchase of two new 6x6 motor graders. 27/04/2017
780 Single Supplier Framework for the Provision of Facilities Management, Minor Projects and Cleaning to Ervia. 19/04/2017
781 Design, configuration, supply, delivery, installation, commissioning and support of an accounting and finance management system for the Irish Aviation Authority. 19/04/2017
782 Supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of digital signage equipment at ireland west airport knock 18/04/2017
783 The Office of the Revenue Commissioners (Revenue), invites tenders for the provision of access to a comprehensive worldwide database of standardised company financial and ownership information for transfer pricing tax administration purposes. The Tenderer will provide access to an electronic worldwide database on a wide range of both private and public companies. The database will be easily searched and analysed with reporting ability for comparisons. The database will also provide the option to export data. 10/04/2017
784 Cork County Council Framework Agreement for road making materials 2017 A. 31/03/2017
785 Supply of Internet Protocol High Definition Video Surveillance Systems Closed Circuit Television Cameras and Associated Hardware and Software System. 27/03/2017
786 Waterford City and County Council invite tenders for the establishment of a single party framework for the lease-purchase of solar powered pay and display machines with an initial call off of 14 machines 27/03/2017
787 Maintenance of 38kV Equipment in Traction Substations. 13/03/2017
788 Multi-Party Framework Agreement for Suppliers of Bollards for Dublin City Council 2017-2021. 02/03/2017
789 Single Supplier Framework for the Supply of Police Specification Vans. 27/02/2017
790 RFI for Shannon Airport Aircraft Hangar and Taxiway Project 24/02/2017
791 Printing of an extensive range of material including inter alia: The Annual Operating Timetable, promotional material, brochures, information booklets, corporate reports, specialised stationery and forms, tickets and general print work. 16/02/2017
792 Single Supplier Framework for the Provision of Large and Medium Road Sweeping Vehicles. 16/02/2017
793 Supply Of Acoustic Tags 18/01/2017
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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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