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1 An application for a non-exclusive marketing of commemorative coins, special coins and items Nomismatiim issued by the Bank of Israel 31/12/2020
2 Periscope Box Commander for SI 3,2,1 29/04/2019
3 Production and procurement simulates an instant smoke bomb 02/04/2019
4 E-card Purchasing a smart card 16/03/2019
5 Gasket-mount machine gun 14/03/2019
6 Gasket-mount machine gun 14/03/2019
7 Purchasing tubing for tank trailers 07/03/2019
8 Slow charging stations for electric vehicles in employers parking lots 28/02/2019
9 Procurement and installation of a sea crane on a barge 18/02/2019
10 Purchased a detachable reflector for the ACH helmet and the PASGT helmet 17/02/2019
11 Requesting information for an analytical system for experiments and biometric tests. 14/02/2019
12 Supply of dual-fire vehicles and related equipment for the National Fire and Rescue Authority 12/02/2019
13 Supply of dual-fire vehicles and related equipment for the National Fire and Rescue Authority 12/02/2019
14 Supply of NFAC ammunition for the Israel Prison Service 11/02/2019
15 Supply of NFAC ammunition for the Israel Prison Service 11/02/2019
16 Accessories for weapons 06/02/2019
17 Support for setting up slow charging stations for electric vehicles in semi-public areas 31/01/2019
18 Photographic equipment in the armored vehicle 31/01/2019
19 A tender for the provision of credit card payment services to religious councils 31/01/2019
20 Acquisition of support services for setting up fast charging stations for electric vehicles 31/01/2019
21 Purchased a 2-ton Monorail crane for the base of Hatzerim 31/01/2019
22 Purchase an X-ray tube 30/01/2019
23 Purchased a 0.5 ton crane for Palmachim Air Force base 30/01/2019
24 Tender to purchase a wagon for a single missile 30/01/2019
25 Supply of combat suit to special units 27/01/2019
26 Maintenance of baggage conveyors and control posts at the crossings of the Land Transfer Authority (Ramim) 24/01/2019
27 Tender to manufacture and purchase ballistic shield for cannon. 24/01/2019
28 Supply mobile radios to the Emergency Division at the Ministry of Health 24/01/2019
29 1000570155 Tender to manufacture and purchase ballistic shield for cannon. 24/01/2019
30 Thermal camera 23/01/2019
31 Thermal camera 23/01/2019
32 Printing and distributing VAT and discrete vouchers (vouchers) 22/01/2019
33 Print envelopes 22/01/2019
34 Aerial photography using unmanned aerial vehicles 20/01/2019
35 Providing gift cards with a magnetic card 20/01/2019
36 Tender for the purchase of detergent for electronic cards 16/01/2019
37 A multi-line charging system and a charging service 16/01/2019
38 1000575646 Purchasing a smart card 16/01/2019
39 Providing consulting services in the field of cyber protection for the purpose of maintaining continuous functioning on vital enterprises controlled by the Ministry of Economics and Industry 15/01/2019
40 Tender to purchase a vacuum pump protected from explosive. A nitit gun 14/01/2019
41 Design, installation, delivery, warranty, performance assurance and maintenance of photovoltaic (PV) power plants on the roofs of Israel Railways. 13/01/2019
42 Supply, installation, operation and maintenance of a biometric system using a fingerprint for the Ashdod Port Company Ltd. 10/01/2019
43 Purchasing a smart card Production of PVC stickers 10/01/2019
44 Supply, installation, operation and maintenance of a biometric system using a fingerprint for the Ashdod Port Company Ltd. 10/01/2019
45 Consulting and implementation in the field of information security and cyber 07/01/2019
46 Consulting and implementation in the field of information security and cyber 07/01/2019
47 Consulting and implementation in the field of information security and cyber 07/01/2019
48 Dynamic tender for purchasing a smart identification system 07/01/2019
49 Call for the supply of robustness testing products for cyber protection to the national cyber network 31/12/2018
50 Innovative activities in the fields of science, technology and cyber 31/12/2018
51 Innovative activities in the fields of science, technology and cyber 31/12/2018
52 The cover of the various Armored vehicles and vehicles 31/12/2018
53 Providing supply services and installing windshields for operational vehicles 31/12/2018
54 Supply of combat suit to special units 30/12/2018
55 Supply of combat suit to special units 30/12/2018
56 Supply of combat suit to special units 30/12/2018
57 Tender for printing printers for Nablus municipality works 30/12/2018
58 Consulting and implementation in the field of information security and cyber 27/12/2018
59 Dynamic dynamic tender to purchase industrial vacuum cleaner for washing stations, asbestos vacuum cleaner, more 26/12/2018
60 Issuance of gift cards for employees and retirees of the Ministry 24/12/2018
61 Issuance of gift cards for employees and retirees of the Ministry 24/12/2018
62 Contract for the purchase of external circuit breakers 23/12/2018
63 Provision of parking services in Jerusalem 23/12/2018
64 • International public tender for the purchase of self-propelled mobile belt conveyors 17/12/2018
65 Steiners binoculars 16/12/2018
66 Connection to supply thermal cameras for fire detection 16/12/2018
67 Parking services for Jerusalem district police units 16/12/2018
68 Tender - flow meter 16/12/2018
69 Tender for the design and printing of an album Three phase transformer 16/12/2018
70 The auction for printing and printing electronic cards 13/12/2018
71 Supply, installation and maintenance of an X-ray system, as well as an option to rent a portable X-ray machine 10/12/2018
72 • Public tender for a framework contract for the supply of barcode stickers and other stickers for the Israel Airports Authority 06/12/2018
73 supply of barcode stickers and other stickers for the Israel Airports Authority 06/12/2018
74 Glock pistols Measured Glock Gun 06/12/2018
75 11899691 Supply of gift certificates to employees Ministry of Health - Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer 11/10/2018 00:00:00 03/12/2018 11:00:00 2001 03/12/2018
76 Mapping and Analysis of Cyberspace in Civil Aviation in Israel - Hercules Project 02/12/2018
77 Request for Proposal for Providing Bolted Type Tension Clamps for Acsr and Aaac Overhead Transmission Line Conductors. 02/12/2018
78 Tender are Invited for Supply of Lv Power Cable, Self Supporting Copper Conductors 02/12/2018
79 List of suppliers for medical flight services and related services 29/11/2018
80 5 Conductor Cable 29/11/2018
81 Providing gift cards for employees of the Ministry of Immigration and Absorption 28/11/2018
82 Providing gift cards for employees of the Ministry of Immigration and Absorption 28/11/2018
83 Supply of combat suit to special units 25/11/2018
84 Supply of combat suit to special units 25/11/2018
85 Public Tender No. 17/18 for the supply, printing, packaging and delivery of licenses and forms for the Ministry of Transport and Road Safety 25/11/2018
86 Purchase of an iron dome - a circuit breaker, a shield 25/11/2018
87 The Government Payment Service (Shoham) for the Prime Ministers Office - the Government ICT Authority 19/11/2018
88 Purchased ammo 5.56 mm and ammunition storage 5.56 mm 18/11/2018
89 Public Tender No. 17/18 for the supply, printing, packaging and delivery of licenses and forms for the Ministry of Transport and Road Safety 18/11/2018
90 Purchase a personal fire extinguisher 16/11/2018
91 Purchased ammo 5.56 mm and ammunition storage 5.56 mm 16/11/2018
92 Spring commander / machine gun-puma b / nk / ngam ** 15/11/2018
93 Electronic Cards - Chief of Staff 14/11/2018
94 Public Tender No. 18/18 for Mapping and Analysis of Cyberspace in Civil Aviation in Israel - Hercules Project 13/11/2018
95 A public tender for the acquisition of a telescopic telescopic loader 12/11/2018
96 Design, Branding and Promotion for the Cyber Championship 11/11/2018
97 Supply & Delivery of O􀃕ce IT Equipments for Small Arms Safety training Facility (SASTF) , Jericho, oPt 08/11/2018
98 Antenna 06/11/2018
99 Design and manufacture of antenna spindle 05/11/2018
100 Public Tender No. 17/18 for the supply, printing, packaging and delivery of licenses and forms for the Ministry of Transport and Road Safety 04/11/2018
101 BUCKET BUCKLE 9 mm for pistols A twisting spring for a mortar shell from ZA 01/11/2018
102 Parking services for Ministry of Agriculture employees in Jerusalem. 28/10/2018
103 supply of magnetic cards for the purchase of books by employees for the Prime Ministers Office 24/10/2018
104 Magnetic cards for book purchase 24/10/2018
105 provision of maintenance services and installation of electric gates at all sites of the Israel Airports Authority 22/10/2018
106 Establishing and maintaining a biometric system using a fingerprint 22/10/2018
107 Industrial vacuum cleaner 22/10/2018
108 Establishing and maintaining a biometric system using a fingerprint 22/10/2018
109 Purchased ammo 5.56 mm and ammunition storage 5.56 mm 21/10/2018
110 Purchased ammo 5.56 mm and ammunition storage 5.56 mm 21/10/2018
111 The Government Payment Service (Shoham) for the Prime Ministers Office - the Government ICT Authority 21/10/2018
112 Photographic equipment in the armored vehicle 18/10/2018
113 RFI means shooting simulations and simulating cargoes 18/10/2018
114 RFI means shooting simulations and simulating cargoes 18/10/2018
115 Auction for three-dimensional coin purchases 16/10/2018
116 A film marking ammunition 11/10/2018
117 Provision of Internet Services for UNOPS premises in Jerusalem, oPt 11/10/2018
118 Establishing and maintaining a biometric system using a fingerprint 08/10/2018
119 Spray gun and spare parts 07/10/2018
120 The implementation of parking arrangements for kindergartens in Ginot Shomron 18/09/2018
121 For preliminary information for the establishment of charging stations for electric vehicles 16/09/2018
122 For preliminary information for the establishment of charging stations for electric vehicles 16/09/2018
123 Purchase spare parts for airplanes 13/09/2018
124 Fire detection and fire extinguishing systems 06/09/2018
125 Provision of Internet connection services (ISP) 05/09/2018
126 Establishing a CRM-based industrial zone management system 04/09/2018
127 Supply and installation of lampposts and street lights for street lighting in the city 30/08/2018
128 Supply and maintenance of rugged tablet computers for the National Fire and Rescue Authority 30/08/2018
129 Call for the registration of service providers in the field of strategic urban planning in the Ayalon Highway Company 29/08/2018
130 Consulting services in the field of supervision, management and security of IT systems and biometric applications to the Biometric Identification and Applications Unit, the National Cyber Network, the Prime Ministers Office 27/08/2018
131 Consulting services in the field of supervision, management and security of IT systems and biometric applications to the Biometric Identification and Applications Unit, the National Cyber Network, the Prime Ministers Office 27/08/2018
132 The supply of gift cards to employees of Netivei Ayalon (framework) 27/08/2018
133 For the provision of security consulting services in the field of land transportation for the Emergency and Cyber Security Division 26/08/2018
134 Supply and maintenance of rugged tablet computers for the National Fire and Rescue Authority 23/08/2018
135 Supply and maintenance of rugged tablet computers for the National Fire and Rescue Authority 23/08/2018
136 Providing communications planning services and traffic control systems 21/08/2018
137 Auction for purchasing stickers 21/08/2018
138 Purchased high combat shoes 19/08/2018
139 A command and control system for disabled vehicles 16/08/2018
140 Purchased high combat shoes 12/08/2018
141 the provision of parking services in Jerusalem 12/08/2018
142 Tender No. 12/2018 for the provision of parking services in Jerusalem 12/08/2018
143 Establishing and maintaining a biometric system using a fingerprint 06/08/2018
144 Provision of Internet advertising services (digital) intended for Arab society 06/08/2018
145 Providing a hyperspectral camera for the Land Conservation and Drainage Division 05/08/2018
146 Consulting services on the subject of investigative auditing in the field of money laundering with regulated financial services providers 02/08/2018
147 Provision of consulting services in the field of energy, power stations and natural gas 31/07/2018
148 Items of light and sound in the armored vehicle 25/07/2018
149 Join the list of approved suppliers for operating credit cards using EMV (contactless) technology at service rates (validators) 23/07/2018
150 Fire fighting equipment in the armored vehicle 23/07/2018
151 License plate 19/07/2018
152 Pin connecting crossovers 16/07/2018
153 THERMOTEKNIX thermal camera 16/07/2018
154 Magnetic cards for purchasing equipment for school students 16/07/2018
155 For the licensing, characterization, implementation, implementation and maintenance of an Priority ERP system 15/07/2018
156 Purchase of parking subscriptions for employees of the Jerusalem Peace Center 15/07/2018
157 To provide Internet access services (ISP only) 11/07/2018
158 A leading tender for purchasing document scanners 11/07/2018
159 To choose designers to design commemorative coins and special coins 10/07/2018
160 Sweeping machine supply 10/07/2018
161 Sweeping machine supply 10/07/2018
162 Sweeping machine supply 10/07/2018
163 A leading tender for purchasing document scanners 10/07/2018
164 Establishing and maintaining a biometric system using a fingerprint 09/07/2018
165 Public Tender No. 38/2018 For outsourcing manpower services for the Ministry of Health 09/07/2018
166 Three phase transformer 09/07/2018
167 Provision of printing services for property tax, signage 05/07/2018
168 Security metal fence at the Ambassador residence 04/07/2018
169 19/18 - Public tender for the provision of strategic consulting services in the field of cyber and information security 01/07/2018
170 A bomb into the sabotage squad 01/07/2018
171 Receiving proposals for energy efficiency projects for energy consumers in the southern communities 28/06/2018
172 Providing consulting services in the cyber field to the Ministry of Communications 28/06/2018
173 Tender for procurement of GPS splitter 28/06/2018
174 Procured ammunition for the ballistics laboratory 27/06/2018
175 Providing business information services and monitoring financial robustness for companies 25/06/2018
176 Supply of labels in rolls for NAMER printers 11/06/2018
177 For the provision of helicopter flights to patrol and supervise the activities of oil rights holders in the sea 07/06/2018
178 Smoke removal systems 07/06/2018
179 Printer for printing and encoding smart card 06/06/2018
180 Invitation to offer proposals for the provision of audit services 05/06/2018
181 Copy of an existing diesel generator from the Plant Protection Institute of the Agricultural Engineering Institute of the Agricultural Research Organization 05/06/2018
182 Providing consulting services in the cyber field to the Ministry of Communications 30/05/2018
183 Purchasing Transformer 28/05/2018
184 The supply of gift cards to respondents on CBS surveys 27/05/2018
185 Construction of an office building in Hamizrachi, Ben Gurion Airport 24/05/2018
186 consulting and accompaniment in the field of information security and cyber 09/05/2018
187 Construction of mobile substations Nes Ziona and Elad 09/05/2018
188 Receiving consulting services on information security and cyber protection 07/05/2018
189 Printing and publishing products 07/05/2018
190 Purchase of water meters and for the replacement of water meters 30/04/2018
191 The construction of a synagogue includes development work on Lot 405 on the boat in Yavneh 30/04/2018
192 Supply of water meter and appurtenances 29/04/2018
193 Replacement of Transformer 4 for Hillel Yaffe Medical Center 29/04/2018
194 Supply of new clothing to IDF special forces 23/04/2018
195 Print and supply graduates book / Hisham Hijjawi College and the Community of Success 22/04/2018
196 support and the possibility of granting sponsorship for an event aimed at promoting agricultural industries 22/04/2018
197 Spare parts / service for power stations / substations, as detailed in the attached table 17/04/2018
198 Modular Combat Vest for Security 16/04/2018
199 Practice Ammo 16/04/2018
200 He purchased goggles, goggles, gloves and warp for the warrior 16/04/2018
201 Tender for the supply of camping equipment 16/04/2018
202 Tender and garbage compactor 11/04/2018
203 Tender and garbage compactor 11/04/2018
204 Supply of laboratory equipment 25/03/2018
205 Military Grade PTZ Camera System 20/03/2018
206 Printing, photography, scanning, lamination, framing, production and graphics services 15/03/2018
207 Printing services and related services to the Israel Police 11/03/2018
208 The operation of an intelligence system for elections to local authorities and elections for the Knesset 04/03/2018
209 Supply of fire extinguishing vehicles and accompanying equipment for the National Authority for Firefighting and Rescue 28/02/2018
210 Supply of fire extinguishing vehicles and accompanying equipment for the National Authority for Firefighting and Rescue 28/02/2018
211 Supply of fire extinguishing vehicles and accompanying equipment for the National Authority for Firefighting and Rescue 28/02/2018
212 A barrier against an explosive vehicle 25/02/2018
213 A dynamic tender for the noted acquisition of Glock C19 22/02/2018
214 Supply, installation, warranty and maintenance For water treatment systems. 20/02/2018
215 Cleaning of postal units in the Tel Aviv and Central Region 20/02/2018
216 Consultancy services in the field of cyber protection in order to maintain the continuity of functioning of essential enterprises 19/02/2018
217 LINGING AND MANIPULATOR FOR AUTOMATION OF ENTERPRISES 14/02/2018
218 Production and printing of labels for matriculation examinations 11/02/2018
219 Production and printing of labels for matriculation examinations 11/02/2018
220 Supply of dual-fire vehicles and related equipment for the National Fire and Rescue Authority 11/02/2018
221 Supply of dual-fire vehicles and related equipment for the National Fire and Rescue Authority 11/02/2018
222 Production and printing of labels for matriculation examinations 11/02/2018
223 Issuance of cards and gift vouchers for employees and retirees of the Ministry 08/02/2018
224 Purchased a muted generator 40 KVA for the Air Force 07/02/2018
225 Purchase of gift cards for the Beer Sheva Municipality 06/02/2018
226 Providing cleaning services in the main office building in Haifa 04/02/2018
227 The tender for the catering services at the Rockefeller Museum 31/01/2018
228 Providing cleaning services for public buildings, street-cleaning and cleaning of open spaces 31/01/2018
229 Supply of Catering Services for Pasta and Gala Evening for the Jerusalem International Marathon 30/01/2018
230 Providing cleaning services at the Civil Administration facilities in Judea and Samaria 29/01/2018
231 Operations, support, maintenance and further development of the "Rotem-Reut" border control system in the Population and Migration Authority 28/01/2018
232 Tender for the supply of gift cards for Passover 25/01/2018
233 Supply of purchase vouchers to employees of Israel Railways 25/01/2018
234 Assault suits (jacket + pants) for firefighters 24/01/2018
235 Air conditioning unit 23/01/2018
236 Low pressure pistols 23/01/2018
237 Spare parts / service for power stations / substations 23/01/2018
238 Inner holster for pistol 22/01/2018
239 Consulting services for the Council for Cable and Satellite Broadcasting in the field of original productions 18/01/2018
240 Purchase, supply and installation of chiller cooling systems 18/01/2018
241 Tender for the purchase of spare parts for the Fuji binoculars 18/01/2018
242 Electronic ticket system GOV 17/01/2018
243 Tactical Jackets for Policemen 16/01/2018
244 The supply of fire-fighting vehicles and auxiliary equipment for the National Fire and Rescue Authority 15/01/2018
245 Supply of fire extinguishing vehicles and accompanying equipment for the National Authority for Firefighting and Rescue 15/01/2018
246 Fire fighting vehicle 15/01/2018
247 Supply, installation and operation of a generator 15/01/2018
248 Contract for Implementation of Renovation of Bravo (B) 15/01/2018
249 Procurement of firefighting equipment 14/01/2018
250 Purchasing Data Logger 14/01/2018
251 Tactical Jackets for Policemen 14/01/2018
252 Tender for the purchase of spare parts for the Fuji binoculars 11/01/2018
253 The purchase of spare parts for the Fuji binoculars 11/01/2018
254 Auction for printing Passover brochures 11/01/2018
255 Auction for printing brochures and holiday magazines 11/01/2018
256 Call to purchase protective gloves for light mechanical work 07/01/2018
257 Design + Printing for the book of memory for the fallen 03/01/2018
258 Provision of parking services for vehicles of employees of the Head Office, Jerusalem 01/01/2018
259 A special multi-year tender to purchase a fighter vests 31/12/2017
260 Firefighter suits 28/12/2017
261 Supply and installation of electrical panels and generator standby 750 kva - Kfar Shaul Mental Health Center Supply and installation of electric panels and generator standby 750 kva - Kfar Shaul Mental Health Center 26/12/2017
262 Tactical storm suit 24/12/2017
263 Tactical Jackets for Policemen 24/12/2017
264 Construction of an office building at the Hebron Coordination and Liaison Headquarters for the Civil Administration for Judea and Samaria 24/12/2017
265 Economic consulting services for the Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Council 21/12/2017
266 Inner holster for pistol 21/12/2017
267 A special multi-year tender to purchase a fighter vests 19/12/2017
268 Inner holster for pistols 19/12/2017
269 Flashlight 18/12/2017
270 Purchased a hip holster 17/12/2017
271 Operations, support, maintenance and further development of the "Rotem-Reut" border control system in the Population and Migration Authority 14/12/2017
272 Operations, support, maintenance and further development of the "Rotem-Reut" border control system in the Population and Migration Authority 14/12/2017
273 Firefighter suits 14/12/2017
274 Operations, support, maintenance and further development of the "Rotem-Reut" border control system in the Population and Migration Authority 14/12/2017
275 The supply of dual fire trucks and related equipment for the National Fire and Rescue Authority 12/12/2017
276 Supply of dual-fire vehicles and related equipment for the National Fire and Rescue Authority 12/12/2017
277 Supply and installation of water meters and remote reading systems 12/12/2017
278 The supply and installation of generators for the National Authority for Firefighting, Rescue and Rescue 10/12/2017
279 Provision of audit services in the accounts of the Settlement Division 10/12/2017
280 Procurement, installation and maintenance of air conditioners 10/12/2017
281 Printing a book ("Thinkers") 07/12/2017
282 Providing magnetic card purchasing cards for the National Authority for Firefighting and Rescue 06/12/2017
283 The supply of magnetic card purchasing cards for the National Authority for Firefighting and Rescue 06/12/2017
284 Providing magnetic card purchasing cards for the National Authority for Firefighting and Rescue 06/12/2017
285 A public tender for the supply of gift cards ("vouchers", "characters", "electronic cards") for Clalit Health Services in the Northern District 06/12/2017
286 Supply of "urban" fire extinguishing vehicles and related equipment for the National Fire and Rescue Authority 04/12/2017
287 A municipal fire truck 04/12/2017
288 Booklet - printing, wrapping, distribution to the mail 04/12/2017
289 Supply and Maintenance of the Systems of the Red Line Project 30/11/2017
290 Issuing licensing fees, hard licensing cards and mailing services - quantitative mail 30/11/2017
291 Printing and Design Services 30/11/2017
292 Provision of Customs Clearance and Transportation Services for Airfreight Shipments. 29/11/2017
293 A variety of seals 28/11/2017
294 1000512927 Purchasing an industrial vacuum cleaner 27/11/2017
295 Rental of vehicles (Palestinian license plates) (services will be provided in Areas A and B) 27/11/2017
296 Receipt of financial audit services for the Ministrys accounts and economic examinations for the Ministrys units 27/11/2017
297 Receipt of financial audit services for the Ministrys accounts and economic examinations for the Ministrys units 27/11/2017
298 Supply of purchase vouchers 27/11/2017
299 Production and supply of health certificates for export-oriented agricultural produce 26/11/2017
300 Production and supply of health certificates for export-oriented agricultural produce 26/11/2017
301 Auction for printing and wrapping books 22/11/2017
302 Printing Booklets Explanation for Malesics - 1024 22/11/2017
303 Thermal video camera 21/11/2017
304 Provision of Customs Clearance and Transport Services for Land Freight Consignments. 19/11/2017
305 1000514223 Uninterruptible power supply 16/11/2017
306 Acquisition and installation for satellite dishes, anchoring and binding 16/11/2017
307 An ammunition counter for weapons 16/11/2017
308 1000514698 Spare parts for armored personnel carriers 16/11/2017
309 Providing digital printing services for municipal taxes, Signs and education for the Kfar Saba municipality 16/11/2017
310 Acquisition and installation for satellite dishes, anchoring and binding 16/11/2017
311 Supply of "municipal" fire extinguishing vehicles and related equipment for the National Fire and Rescue Authority 15/11/2017
312 Public Tender No. 22/17 for printing works for the Prime Ministers Office 13/11/2017
313 Public Tender No. 22/17 for printing works for the Prime Ministers Office 13/11/2017
314 Receipt of financial audit services for the Ministrys accounts and economic examinations for the Ministrys units 12/11/2017
315 The purchase of a cyber protection package includes an upgrade of HMI at the Gezer site at 11,12,21,22 units 12/11/2017
316 To provide management, control, monitoring and payment services for recipients of professional training vouchers 12/11/2017
317 Cyber security package and hmi migration upgrade 12/11/2017
318 Thermal cameras 12/11/2017
319 Supply and maintenance of body camera systems and car cameras for the Israel Police 08/11/2017
320 Supply, installation and maintenance of a Real Time PCR test instrument 05/11/2017
321 An ammunition counter for weapons 02/11/2017
322 Tender for printing brochures 01/11/2017
323 Thermal camera, and lens adapter for an opal camera 26/10/2017
324 In order to rent a UAV to a light-air aircraft for the Navy 26/10/2017
325 Supply fire extinguishers for the National Fire and Rescue Authority 25/10/2017
326 Aircraft manufacturing 25/10/2017
327 For the provision of consulting services in the field of toll systems for Netivey Ayalon Ltd. 25/10/2017
328 Supply, installation, maintenance and service of automated systems for operation and control of parking lots in Raanana Municipality - extension and clarification of existing threshold conditions 25/10/2017
329 Manufacture and Supply of Battery Chargers for Single Deck - 41704 23/10/2017
330 For the provision of performance management, supervision and quality control services for the construction of bridges, roads and railwayss 22/10/2017
331 Supply of a VRI CENTER PIVOT Irrigation Irrigation System with Irrigation Capability for the Southern Gilat Research Center at the Agricultural Research Organization 22/10/2017
332 Supply of tractor to the dairy farm of the Agricultural Research Center 22/10/2017
333 Supply of tractor to the dairy farm of the Agricultural Research Center 22/10/2017
334 Supply of digital vouchers for the Family Day 20/10/2017
335 Booklet printing 19/10/2017
336 Print Making and Enforcement Division forms supply and urban policing 17/10/2017
337 Hoses for armored personnel carriers 16/10/2017
338 Supply and maintenance of body camera systems and car cameras for the Israel Police 16/10/2017
339 1000511726: Tender for the purchase of adhesive for the printing of grounding strips 16/10/2017
340 Supply and maintenance of body camera systems and car cameras for the Israel Police 16/10/2017
341 Supply and maintenance of body camera systems and car cameras for the Israel Police 15/10/2017
342 He bought holsters and polymer pads for pistols 15/10/2017
343 Upgrade of passenger information system in 365 double deck coaches 12/10/2017
344 Connection to supply a system for the installation of lightning shield with 22KV and KV33 beam protection on the transformer cover 01/10/2017
345 Fire fighting vehicles to the EAT Center 27/09/2017
346 1000501475: Firefighting vehicles to the EAT Center 27/09/2017
347 Firefighting vehicles to the EAT Center 27/09/2017
348 Supply Installation, maintenance and service for automated systems for operation and control of parking lots at the Raanana Municipality 26/09/2017
349 1000510628: Printing a Systems Sheet - No. 473 26/09/2017
350 Producing tender booklets 25/09/2017
351 HEATING DEVICE. 25/09/2017
352 He bought holsters and polymer pads for pistols 24/09/2017
353 Rigid vest in the PALS / MOLLE method 24/09/2017
354 For the provision of photocopying services, photocopying, printing and missions 14/09/2017
355 Public Tender 3/17 - Printing, Enveloping and Mailing Services Payment vouchers and documents 14/09/2017
356 Printed magnet signs 14/09/2017
357 Purchased a biometric reader Hamster Pro 20 manufactured by SecuGEN 13/09/2017
358 Organizing and operating audit and control units for the matriculation examination system 11/09/2017
359 Monitoring and checking the quality of security measures and warning systems installed in educational institutions 11/09/2017
360 Purchase and repair of audio systems and wireless headphones 10/09/2017
361 Maintenance and installation of signaling, electrical and communications facilities 07/09/2017
362 Tender for manufacturing and printing cardboard enclosures 06/09/2017
363 1000508256 Printed photos on Locobond 06/09/2017
364 Provision of printing services of notices of payment of new fines (reports) Parking (by registered mail with delivery confirmation for scanning 04/09/2017
365 Request for Information (RFI) - regarding the receipt of services for the preparation of technical specifications for armored vehicles. 04/09/2017
366 Supply and installation of electrified doors for the firefighting sheds of the National Fire and Rescue Authority 03/09/2017
367 Supply of Thermal Cameras. 03/09/2017
368 Ammunition 5.45 mm Sealed for micro-clutch 31/08/2017
369 Supply of gift certificates 31/08/2017
370 Production and printing of a form of complaint and discussion to the MTR 30/08/2017
371 Printing and distributing pocket book camp theory 30/08/2017
372 Assault suits (jacket + pants) for firefighters. 24/08/2017
373 SERPE MARTEC SART radar responder 23/08/2017
374 Tender for Printing Plexiglas Images 23/08/2017
375 Printing and distributing pocket book camp theory 23/08/2017
376 Lot 1 Refuse collection vehicles Lot 2 Dump trucks Lot 4 Skip loader Lot 5 Bus Lot 7 Wheeled loader 21/08/2017
377 A public tender for the supply of purchased purchase vouchers to employees of the Employment Service 21/08/2017
378 Tender for the supply of printing services and copies to the Council 20/08/2017
379 To provide distribution, digital printing and delivery services 17/08/2017
380 Tender for manufacturing and printing cardboard enclosures 17/08/2017
381 Pricing books and learning materials of various types to determine maximum prices, according to an existing model and updating and adapting the model 16/08/2017
382 Pricing books and learning materials of various types to determine maximum prices, according to an existing model and updating and adapting the model 16/08/2017
383 SUPPLY AND MAINTENANCE OF BODY CIRCUIT CAMERAS AND VEHICLE CAMERAS SYSTEMS 16/08/2017
384 Printing for the Air Force 16/08/2017
385 Booklet printing of the Acre Prison Break 16/08/2017
386 SUPPLY AND MAINTENANCE OF BODY CIRCUIT CAMERAS AND VEHICLE CAMERAS SYSTEMS 16/08/2017
387 Production of stickers for MTRZ 16/08/2017
388 1000504980: Heat Exchanger 16/08/2017
389 He purchased a 13KVA three-phase generator. 16/08/2017
390 Supply of adjustable flashlight items for the helmet 16/08/2017
391 Consulting and control of industrial wastewater 15/08/2017
392 Consulting and control of industrial wastewater 15/08/2017
393 Handcuffs supply 14/08/2017
394 1000498812: Road sweeper 14/08/2017
395 Transformer 3PH 440 220V 7KVA 14/08/2017
396 Road sweeper 14/08/2017
397 Thermal paper 13/08/2017
398 Headphones in the field of communication 10/08/2017
399 Additional T9 transformer 10/08/2017
400 Printing a prospect for the Beit Hashomer Museum 10/08/2017
401 Procurement, Supply, Installation, Testing, Commissioning, Warranty and Maintenance of the Signaling and Train Control and Railway Scheduling System of the Red Line Project 03/08/2017
402 To provide gift cards in the form of a magnetic card 03/08/2017
403 Gift vouchers for employees of the Ministry of Transport and Road Safety 02/08/2017
404 Gift vouchers for employees of the Ministry of Transport and Road Safety 02/08/2017
405 Book Printing - Corps of Sessions 26/07/2017
406 Providing internal audit services from outsourcing 25/07/2017
407 Handcuffs supply 24/07/2017
408 the purchase and installation of a network access control system (NAC) for the Enforcement and Collection Authority 20/07/2017
409 Provision of custom clearance and transportation service 20/07/2017
410 Purchase and installation of a network access control system (NAC) for the Enforcement and Collection Authority 20/07/2017
411 1000500727 Print to Book 19/07/2017
412 Auction for printing book history 19/07/2017
413 1000500500 Print a book Legacy of the Division 80 19/07/2017
414 A ballistic or ballistic face shield 16/07/2017
415 A ballistic or ballistic face shield 16/07/2017
416 Road sweeper 16/07/2017
417 1000498598 A ballistic or ballistic face shield 13/07/2017
418 Gift vouchers for employees of the Ministry of Transport and Road Safety 04/07/2017
419 Gift vouchers for employees of the Ministry of Transport and Road Safety 04/07/2017
420 Purchase and supply of textbooks for schools in the Council 02/07/2017
421 Uniforms for firefighters 29/06/2017
422 1000495291 Winter thermal gloves 29/06/2017
423 Printing and distribution of brochures and various printing products 26/06/2017
424 Invoice printing - Tax accounting 22/06/2017
425 Tender for supply of a smart card 16/06/2017
426 Night vision 14/06/2017
427 Provision of services for the issuance of licensing cards and their circulation to those entitled to licenses for the Administration of Professional Units in the Ministry of Justice 12/06/2017
428 Provision of services for the issuance of licensing cards and their circulation to those entitled to licenses for the Administration of Professional Units in the Ministry of Justice 12/06/2017
429 Purchase headphones 11/06/2017
430 Design, Supply, Installation, Integration, Maintenance and Support of Carry-on Baggage Checkpoint and Management System for the Israel Airport Authority 05/06/2017
431 Tender for the Design, Supply, Installation, Integration, Maintenance and Support of Carry-on Baggage Checkpoint and Management System for the Israel Airport Authority 05/06/2017
432 Sale of weapons and means 04/06/2017
433 City of Mt. Juliet Finance Department 04/06/2017
434 Acquisition and Supply of Airfield Guidance Signs for the Israel Airport Authority 03/06/2017
435 latex gloves 25/05/2017
436 Tender for the supply of means of investigation (thermal camera) 24/05/2017
437 Tender for maintenance of HAFA aircraft 24/05/2017
438 A public tender for a contract to provide inspection services for fire alarm systems installed at the Airports Authority 23/05/2017
439 Public tender for planning permission, construction, management and operation of logistics center at Ben Gurion Airport 17/05/2017
440 Manage the collection of parking violation and parking control 17/05/2017
441 Manufacturing and supplying vehicle identification plates 16/05/2017
442 Articles of clothing for firefighters 16/05/2017
443 Sale of weapons and means 16/05/2017
444 Sandals and service shoes for policewomen 16/05/2017
445 Sale of weapons and means 16/05/2017
446 Maintenance of tow tractor 15/05/2017
447 Supply of gift vouchers for various events of the educational staff 14/05/2017
448 Supply of armored firefighting vehicles to the National Fire and Rescue Authority 10/05/2017
449 Clothing and sampling accessories for a policeman 07/05/2017
450 Input data center operation for the Prohibition of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism in the Ministry of Justice 30/04/2017
451 Reset means 40 mm barrel intentions 30/04/2017
452 Printing and delivery of stamps and pamphlets 28/04/2017
453 Public tender contracting frame framework for providing weapons, spare parts, accessories and peripherals weapons, for the Airports Authority 27/04/2017
454 Supply of firefighting vehicles protected Israel Fire and Rescue Services 27/04/2017
455 Supply of armored firefighting vehicles to the National Fire and Rescue Authority 27/04/2017
456 Transportation services in ambulances 21/04/2017
457 Providing a secure identity system (Zahav) - identity management and access to services 20/04/2017
458 Providing smart appointment certificates to a policeman / citizen 16/04/2017
459 Tactical storm suit for special units 16/04/2017
460 A woven nylon rope 16/04/2017
461 Supply of firefighting vehicles protected Israel Fire and Rescue Services 09/04/2017
462 Supply of firefighting vehicles protected Israel Fire and Rescue Services 09/04/2017
463 Supply of firefighting vehicles protected Israel Fire and Rescue Services 09/04/2017
464 Maintenance and installation of fire alarm systems and smoke a "Telfair 03/04/2017
465 Laser Rangefinder 03/04/2017
466 1000475912 Road sweeper 03/04/2017
467 Request for Information (RFI) and Demo (RFD) Urban protective clothing firefighters 02/04/2017
468 A high air pressure compressors submarine hangar 30/03/2017
469 1000482300 He purchased a lightweight tactical directional antenna 30/03/2017
470 Cockpit windshield armored 29/03/2017
471 Provision of Customs Clearance and Transport Services for Sea Freight Shipments 28/03/2017
472 Printer labels according to specification 27/03/2017
473 He purchased a lightweight tactical directional antenna 27/03/2017
474 Appointment cards smart supply officer / citizen 26/03/2017
475 Appointment cards smart supply officer / citizen 26/03/2017
476 Ambulances tender 23/03/2017
477 1000475912 Road sweeper 22/03/2017
478 1000475912 Road sweeper 22/03/2017
479 Supply and replacement of water meters in the towns of the company 21/03/2017
480 Rifle shooting rope / rope ladder Navy 20/03/2017
481 Purchase of gift vouchers magnetic cards 16/03/2017
482 Laser Rangefinder 14/03/2017
483 Development and production of missile Radom coverage flame / flame 13/03/2017
484 Supply of gift vouchers for the Northern District of Clalit Health Services 12/03/2017
485 1000483251 Binoculars monoculars sniper 07/03/2017
486 Information (RFI) and Demo (RFD) Urban protective clothing firefighters 05/03/2017
487 1000475081: Accessories for armored vehicles 22/02/2017
488 supply of gift cards Holiday 2017 21/02/2017
489 1000470033: Assault rifle, automatic, Kalashnikov-type, 762 m 20/02/2017
490 Services Supply, installation and operation of the CCTV system alerts emergency warehouses of the Emergency Department at the Ministry of Health located at the Medical Center physician Samuel 16/02/2017
491 Services Supply, installation and operation of the CCTV system alerts emergency warehouses of the Emergency Department at the Ministry of Health located at the Medical Center physician Samuel 16/02/2017
492 1000471512 :Dynamic tender firefighting equipment 15/02/2017
493 Barcode Label Printing 15/02/2017
494 1000478170 :Fight bubble sniper weapon 07/02/2017
495 Spare parts / accessories for armored vehicles 06/02/2017
496 Ammunition caliber 7.26 * 39 mm 02/02/2017
497 Assault rifle, automatic, Kalashnikov-type, 762 m 01/02/2017
498 M16 rifle cartridges 31/01/2017
499 M16 rifle cartridges 31/01/2017
500 M16 rifle cartridges 31/01/2017
501 Supply of new water meters 26/01/2017
502 The tender documents. Orders are suppliers / manufacturers. The supply of new water meters and water meters are being converted, Ashkelon and Netivot, in accordance with the terms corporation who Ashkelon Regional Water and Sewage Ltd.) 26/01/2017
503 1000475183: Printing assessment certificates 25/01/2017
504 M16 rifle cartridges 24/01/2017
505 1000476257: Air pistols 24/01/2017
506 Services Supply, installation and operation of the CCTV system alerts emergency warehouses of the Emergency Department at the Ministry of Health located at the Medical Center physician Samuel 22/01/2017
507 Supply, installation and operation of the CCTV system 22/01/2017
508 Services Supply, installation and operation of the CCTV system alerts emergency warehouses of the Emergency Department at the Ministry of Health located at the Medical Center physician Samuel 22/01/2017
509 PO medical bag (binder Manila) for the Air Force 18/01/2017
510 Providing printing services and Blueprints for the Civil Administration 16/01/2017
511 1000469647: Tender for the supply of thermal cameras 12/01/2017
512 1000469647: Tender for the supply of thermal cameras 12/01/2017
513 15 years overhaul of generator circuit breaker 10/01/2017
514 Supply, installation and service modifiers parking Ramat Gan branch 10/01/2017
515 Quote Cellular Parking Services Education Ministry employees 04/01/2017
516 Laser Safety Goggles 03/01/2017
517 Accessories for armored vehicles 29/12/2016
518 Ladder bus 29/12/2016
519 Accessories for armored vehicles 29/12/2016
520 Provision of vouchers for the purchase of clothing to employees of the Israel Tax Authority 26/12/2016
521 Provision of vouchers for the purchase of clothing to employees of the Israel Tax Authority 26/12/2016
522 3/4 black safety shoes 26/12/2016
523 Supply of printers for printing and writing smart cards for positions in the Civil Administration biometric measurements as part of a string 25/12/2016
524 Purchase of gift vouchers to employees of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development 25/12/2016
525 Supply of printers for printing and writing smart cards for positions in the Civil Administration biometric measurements as part of a string 25/12/2016
526 Supply of printers for printing and writing smart cards for positions in the Civil Administration biometric measurements as part of a string 25/12/2016
527 Case extending optical sights 22/12/2016
528 Issuing prepaid cards to employees of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the National Insurance Institute 22/12/2016
529 1000466587: Spring lid body Wipe light machine gun 21/12/2016
530 Supply of various siren amplifiers police vehicles 20/12/2016
531 Thermal printing paper including traffic reports 20/12/2016
532 Tender for the supply of fighter gloves 20/12/2016
533 1000462412 :Warrior helmets 19/12/2016
534 Tender 15/16 a perimeter fence - Mental Health CenterKfarShaul, Jerusalem 19/12/2016
535 Tender 15/16 a perimeter fence - Mental Health CenterKfarShaul, Jerusalem 19/12/2016
536 A perimeter fence 19/12/2016
537 Tender supply water meters prepaid circle of water and sanitation 18/12/2016
538 Laser Rangefinder 15/12/2016
539 Purchase of registered bar-code reading and counting machine 15/12/2016
540 Purchase of minibuses for IPS 14/12/2016
541 Purchase of minibuses for IPS 14/12/2016
542 LR .22 caliber bullet 13/12/2016
543 Certificates through the apostles 13/12/2016
544 Video cameras beings field of infrared short 12/12/2016
545 Three-phase transformers production 12/12/2016
546 Supply water volumetric meters diameter of 0.5 inches 07/12/2016
547 Anti-slip stickers 05/12/2016
548 Lehi armored personnel carriers tunnel of Model D 01/12/2016
549 Slug ammunition supply for the Prison Service 28/11/2016
550 Slug ammunition supply for the Prison Service 28/11/2016
551 Slug ammunition supply for the Prison Service 28/11/2016
552 Tender for purchase of name tags metal embedding 27/11/2016
553 Military stickers printing house 23/11/2016
554 The sale of weapons and foreign trade measures 22/11/2016
555 Flying targets 21/11/2016
556 Supply of printers for printing and writing smart cards for positions in the Civil Administration biometric measurements as part of a string 20/11/2016
557 Supply of smart cards Civil Administration 20/11/2016
558 Tools armored vehicles 17/11/2016
559 PBX and whip 17/11/2016
560 1000460287 :Circuit breaker 16/11/2016
561 Supply, installation, operation and maintenance of wits Parking 16/11/2016
562 Slug ammunition supply for the Prison Service 14/11/2016
563 Supply of smart cards Civil Administration 13/11/2016
564 Purchase of minibuses for IPS 13/11/2016
565 Supply of smart cards Civil Administration 13/11/2016
566 Supply of smart cards Civil Administration 13/11/2016
567 Cases procurement tender Usability tags 13/11/2016
568 The sale of weapons and foreign trade measures 08/11/2016
569 Fingerprint Development Products 08/11/2016
570 Welfare 150/150 ohm transformer 07/11/2016
571 Fever procurement tender little gun pneumatically 3000 06/11/2016
572 Technical assistance F15 weapon systems 02/11/2016
573 Pond Supply (pouches) 01/11/2016
574 Transformer 200 Koo"a 31/10/2016
575 Transformer 200 Koo"a 31/10/2016
576 1000457479: Skimmer MATRICE 100 and night camera 27/10/2016
577 Procurement and installation of two power supply systems and solar power 26/10/2016
578 Procurement and installation of two power supply systems and solar power 26/10/2016
579 Provision of Three (3) Medium Size Passenger Buses 13/10/2016
580 19/2016 regulated parking services in Acre - extension 13/10/2016
581 Purchasing a CNC Turning Center (lathe) for at Human Resources 10/10/2016
582 1000456449 GERBER cylindrical printer labels 10/10/2016
583 1000458504 :Manufacturing Seals 09/10/2016
584 Manufacturing Seals 09/10/2016
585 Food stamps and ice. 09/10/2016
586 Satellite SIM Cards for Voice Services 07/10/2016
587 Pond Supply (pouches) 05/10/2016
588 Procurement and installation of fire extinguishing system MishmarAyalon helicopters shed 05/10/2016
589 Design of water supply for agriculture Aoftitziztzih, and utilizing marginal water sources in the Negev (Negev integration programs - benign and Reclamation Plant) 29/09/2016
590 Design of water supply for agriculture Aoftitziztzih, and utilizing marginal water sources in the Negev (Negev integration programs - benign and Reclamation Plant) 29/09/2016
591 Less-lethal means (APC) Israeli police personal use 29/09/2016
592 Fingerprint Reader 29/09/2016
593 1000455514: Fingerprint Reader 29/09/2016
594 Labels show in usable 28/09/2016
595 Procurement and installation of fire extinguishing system MishmarAyalon helicopters shed 27/09/2016
596 Procurement and installation of two power supply systems and solar power 26/09/2016
597 Procurement and installation of two power supply systems and solar power 26/09/2016
598 Procurement and installation of two power supply systems and solar power 26/09/2016
599 1000446543: Transformer 500 Koo"a 26/09/2016
600 Transformer 200 Koo"a 26/09/2016
601 1000452551: Procurement and installation of two power supply systems and solar power 26/09/2016
602 Purchasing a portable X-ray device field includes Case 26/09/2016
603 Providing installation and maintenance services for security protection technologies for the Ministry of Transport throughout the country 25/09/2016
604 Purchasing a CNC Turning Center (lathe) for at Human Resources 22/09/2016
605 Purchasing a CNC Turning Center (lathe) for at Human Resources

22/09/2016
606 Hlotrron extinguisher - Fire
Advanced foam fire extinguisher 6 kg - Fire
22/09/2016
607 Public tender for the manufacture and supply of envelopes for Central Elections Commission 20/09/2016
608 Public tender for the manufacture and supply of ballots for the Central Elections Commission 20/09/2016
609 Public tender for the manufacture and supply of ballots for the Central Elections Commission 20/09/2016
610 Public tender for the manufacture and supply of envelopes for Central Elections Commission 20/09/2016
611 Pond Supply (pouches) 20/09/2016
612 Pond Supply (pouches) 20/09/2016
613 Public tender for the manufacture and supply of envelopes for Central Elections Commission 20/09/2016
614 Public tender for the manufacture and supply of ballots for the Central Elections Commission 20/09/2016
615 Supply and installation of mirrored systems, services and related equipment for checking baggage and goods 19/09/2016
616 Spare parts for armored vehicles 19/09/2016
617 Shooting from ammunition testing 14/09/2016
618 Detective hat and cap explorer 13/09/2016
619 Purchase of safety shoes wardens and prisoners of type S3 12/09/2016
620 Maintenance and installation of fire alarm systems and smoke Telfair type 12/09/2016
621 Purchase three-phase circuit breaker 12/09/2016
622 Providing flank security and cyber security emergency 11/09/2016
623 Printing envelopes depositing checks 08/09/2016
624 Transformer 200 Koo"a 08/09/2016
625 Printing envelopes depositing checks 08/09/2016
626 1000448990 Tools armored vehicles 07/09/2016
627 Providing services to operate the tug boats and ships and tying boats 07/09/2016
628 Israeli police uniform supply 06/09/2016
629 Clothing and Personal Equipment 06/09/2016
630 Israeli police uniform supply 06/09/2016
631 Israeli police uniform supply 06/09/2016
632 Spare parts for armored vehicles 05/09/2016
633 Consulting services in the field of Cyber Protection 05/09/2016
634 Purchasing a portable X-ray device field includes Case 05/09/2016
635 Flow Meter scales 04/09/2016
636 Less-lethal means (APC) Israeli police personal use 01/09/2016
637 Supply of Israeli police uniform. 30/08/2016
638 Israeli police uniform supply 30/08/2016
639 Supply gift cards for employees of the Water Authority 30/08/2016
640 Israeli police uniform supply 30/08/2016
641 Supply gift cards for employees of the Water Authority 30/08/2016
642 Spare parts for armored vehicles 29/08/2016
643 vessel 25/08/2016
644 Design and integration of electronic warfare systems 25/08/2016
645 Fighting Suits 24/08/2016
646 1000447514 A fire arm back Armored personnel carriers 23/08/2016
647 Alarm biometric 23/08/2016
648 Transformer 200 Koo"a 22/08/2016
649 1000447185 Spare parts for armored vehicles 22/08/2016
650 Tender to operate the parking enforcement and collection of fines Laws 18/08/2016
651 Purchasing a portable X-ray device field includes Case 17/08/2016
652 Identification Label Printing 17/08/2016
653 Plunger-shelf gunner 16/08/2016
654 Israeli police uniform supply 16/08/2016
655 Israeli police uniform supply 16/08/2016
656 Purchase plastic batons and shields policeman 16/08/2016
657 Purchase plastic batons and shields policeman 16/08/2016
658 Purchase plastic batons and shields policeman 16/08/2016
659 Security protection plate 14/08/2016
660 Emergency switch gear 14/08/2016
661 Security protection plate 14/08/2016
662 Identification jackets / vests orange 11/08/2016
663 Certain trucks 11/08/2016
664 Rifle shooting rope 11/08/2016
665 Fighting Suits 10/08/2016
666 1000436471 Production and supply of electronic tickets 10/08/2016
667 1000447980 Rubber procurement tender an American helmet Profile 10/08/2016
668 Printing labels and stickers Winter Licensing 03/08/2016
669 Laser shooting range markers 02/08/2016
670 Supply and installation of mirrored systems, services and related equipment for checking baggage and goods 01/08/2016
671 Spare parts for armored vehicles 01/08/2016
672 Production and supply of electronic tickets 01/08/2016
673 Procurement labels Printers 01/08/2016
674 1000436471 Production and supply of electronic tickets 01/08/2016
675 Supply of 31 509 Number of gift certificates (s magnet card) 28/07/2016
676 Public tender for the supply of 31 509 Number of gift certificates 28/07/2016
677 Purchase plastic batons and shields policeman 26/07/2016
678 Purchase plastic batons and shields policeman 26/07/2016
679 We manufacture electronic card 25/07/2016
680 Maintenance and installation of fire alarm systems and smoke a "Telfair" 25/07/2016
681 We manufacture electronic card 25/07/2016
682 The acquisition of an agricultural tractor for the youth village Ein Karem 25/07/2016
683 Touch-combat equipment company SKLZ 21/07/2016
684 Uninterrupted power cables 21/07/2016
685 Fighting Suits 20/07/2016
686 Safety shoes 20/07/2016
687 Supply of gift vouchers birth of a child for the Israel Tax Authority employees. 19/07/2016
688 Supply of gift vouchers birth of a child for the Israel Tax Authority employees. 19/07/2016
689 Sort Mokdm- tender for the financing, design, construction and operation of a solar power plant technology for the production of photovoltaic 19/07/2016
690 Supply of gift vouchers birth of a child for the Israel Tax Authority employees. 19/07/2016
691 Service pistol holster 17/07/2016
692 Support polystyrene grenade 17/07/2016
693 Tender for purchase of a ballistic helmet goggles 17/07/2016
694 Supply installation and maintenance of passenger luggage scanners and / or metal detection gates and inspection tables railway stations and complexes 16/07/2016
695 Services for Geographic Information System 14/07/2016
696 Production and supply of electronic tickets 14/07/2016
697 Conversion of an armored personnel carrier rocket arm

14/07/2016
698 Prices agreement firefighting equipment maintenance 13/07/2016
699 Production and supply of inventory labels 12/07/2016
700 Install fire extinguisher 11/07/2016
701 Tender for the performance of the design, construction, operation, delivery and maintenance of facilities for electricity generation PV technology (photo - voltaic) according to net eight series 11/07/2016
702 Command cables, intermediate voltage, PVC coverings and high voltage cables 11/07/2016
703 Services for Geographic Information System 10/07/2016
704 01 ways; a portable fire extinguisher, fire extinguisher and a sticker Fd"h 2 kg 10/07/2016
705 Gift cards are loaded issuing office workers 07/07/2016
706 Gift cards are loaded issuing office workers 07/07/2016
707 Gift cards are loaded issuing office workers 07/07/2016
708 Gift cards are loaded issuing office workers 07/07/2016
709 Boat + Accessories Kit 06/07/2016
710 optic fibers 06/07/2016
711 Tender vouchers for IDF units 06/07/2016
712 GPS receivers 04/07/2016
713 Tender vouchers for IDF units 30/06/2016
714 Completion of road construction -aco North punch 29/06/2016
715 Bocnb a light machine gun, machine gun trigger guard 28/06/2016
716 The establishment of a single double-morbidity 10 beds Sha'ar Menashe 27/06/2016
717 Production and supply of electronic tickets 27/06/2016
718 Supply of gift vouchers for the children of employees of the Tax Authority entering first grade 27/06/2016
719 Supply of gift vouchers for the children of employees of the Tax Authority entering first grade 27/06/2016
720 Biometric time clock 27/06/2016
721 Supply of gift vouchers for the children of employees of the Tax Authority entering first grade 27/06/2016
722 Supply of gift vouchers for the children of employees of the Tax Authority entering first grade 27/06/2016
723 Tender vouchers for IDF units 23/06/2016
724 Purchasing electronic tickets detergent. 23/06/2016
725 Completion of road construction in Acre 23/06/2016
726 Bomb surfaces 22/06/2016
727 Protective Cloths and Textiles 22/06/2016
728 Bomb surfaces 22/06/2016
729 Electric power cable, and power cable shielding 21/06/2016
730 Flow Rate meter, 21/06/2016
731 Electric power cable, and power cable shielding
21/06/2016
732 Construction and operation of photo stops driving license applicants and licensing of ships and construction and operation of plants for the issuance of international driving license 19/06/2016
733 You got up operation and maintenance of gray water treatment system and reclamation 18/06/2016
734 Manufacture and installation of a rocket engines Dauphine 16/06/2016
735 Monorail 2.5 ton crane HA 16/06/2016
736 Construction and operation of a system of practical tests required for obtaining a driver's license 15/06/2016
737 Supply mini queue management positions are invited for the Medical Corps 15/06/2016
738 Combat air filter storm 14/06/2016
739 Providing biometric documentation mailing services 14/06/2016
740 Request for Quotation for the supply of theft prevention system, stickers and Services 14/06/2016
741 Purchase and maintenance of armored vehicles survived 14/06/2016
742 Identification bracelets attraction 13/06/2016
743 Clothing and Personal Equipment 07/06/2016
744 Spare parts and accessories for various Israeli police vehicles 07/06/2016
745 Biometric Time 07/06/2016
746 Boat + Accessories Kit 07/06/2016
747 Pilgrim printing documents and certificates of appreciation for the Ministry of Tourism 05/06/2016
748 Pilgrim printing documents and certificates of appreciation for the Ministry of Tourism 05/06/2016
749 Leading auction purchase fire extinguishers 2016 01/06/2016
750 Sponge ball 40 mm black riot control 31/05/2016
751 Readers test chips Ar.af.ai.di 31/05/2016
752 Supply security management systems and mobile devices for government agencies 29/05/2016
753 Safety and protection equipment; Fire protection; Security equipment, surveillance and detection; Small arms and ammunition; Safety and security equipment 29/05/2016
754 Distributors antennas procurement tender 29/05/2016
755 Rail wagon: left and right - all 29/05/2016
756 GPS spreaders 26/05/2016
757 Helmet Cover 25/05/2016
758 Main circuit breaker components resident closure campaign
22/05/2016
759 Main circuit breaker components resident closure campaign 19/05/2016
760 Procurement of armored AG binding of a tank / APC 18/05/2016
761 Purchasing a GPS-integrated atomic clocks 18/05/2016
762 antenna 17/05/2016
763 Firefighters boots 16/05/2016
764 Firefighters boots 16/05/2016
765 Thermal Camera Battery 15/05/2016
766 Network traffic monitoring system-pcs Security / Ministry 11/05/2016
767 Safety shoes 11/05/2016
768 Safety shoes 11/05/2016
769 Network traffic monitoring system-pcs Security 11/05/2016
770 Purchase of a Glock 19 pistols for the police courts 10/05/2016
771 First purchase personal protective equipment made HORNELL only for HR 09/05/2016
772 Purchasing a GPS-integrated atomic clocks 09/05/2016
773 Purchasing a GPS-integrated atomic clocks 09/05/2016
774 Maintenance of air circuit breakers 09/05/2016
775 Helmet Harness 05/05/2016
776 Armored window front, driver's compartment 04/05/2016
777 Service command and control system and emergency dispatch application 04/05/2016
778 Safety shoes 02/05/2016
779 Supply gift certificates for birthdays and recruits for military service court administration 21/04/2016
780 Request for Information learned profit and speed with digital photography to enforce traffic violations 21/04/2016
781 A request for information to the VMD automatic detection and recording video offenses 21/04/2016
782 HA journal printing 20/04/2016
783 Destruction of motor vehicles and parts throughout the country except for SJ County 19/04/2016
784 parking enforcement system and enforcement N 19/04/2016
785 Tender for purchase of spare parts for armaments
18/04/2016
786 Card gift to supply cards for IDF orphans 18/04/2016
787 A public request for information (RFI) on the use of RFID tags to identify proximity technology due to material polling committees 17/04/2016
788 Tag procurement tender Navy Hat - Golden 17/04/2016
789 VMD automatic detection and recording video offenses 14/04/2016
790 Request for Information system installed in the vehicle without Doppler photo speed enforcement traffic 14/04/2016
791 Electronic warfare systems testing measures - Mrt"k 14/04/2016
792 Printing and distribution of brochures and different print products 14/04/2016
793 Providing advice and management information systems GG Mapping Division, surveying and GIS 14/04/2016
794 Accessories for armored vehicles 13/04/2016
795 Print Gate Pass -ih Gilboa crossing, crossings 13/04/2016
796 Security cable gun 12/04/2016
797 Electronic card; motherboard 12/04/2016
798 Biometric access control system standard 12/04/2016
799 GPS based receiver without antenna 12/04/2016
800 Expansion cards 12/04/2016
801 Optical receivers 12/04/2016
802 Biometric access control system standard 12/04/2016
803 Firefighting equipment 11/04/2016
804 Leading auction purchase fire extinguishers 2016 11/04/2016
805 Tender for the marketing concession commemorative coins, special coins and other items Nomismatiim issued by the Bank of Israel 07/04/2016
806 Tender for the marketing concession commemorative coins, special coins and other items Nomismatiim issued by the Bank of Israel 07/04/2016
807 Stickers for computerization 06/04/2016
808 Armored window front, driver's compartment 05/04/2016
809 Tactical Mast 05/04/2016
810 Parts / Tools armored vehicles 04/04/2016
811 Supply gift certificates magnetic card for Israel Fire and Rescue Services 04/04/2016
812 Sami mechanical booster military truck 03/04/2016
813 III label production Riikm 03/04/2016
814 Request for Information system installed in a vehicle without Doppler photo speed enforcement traffic 31/03/2016
815 Supply birth day gift vouchers of the Israel Tax Authority employees-Income Tax Division and real estate taxes and VAT 31/03/2016
816 Amendment respondents radar 31/03/2016
817 Amendment respondents radar 31/03/2016
818 Supply of Gift Cards mounted 30/03/2016
819 Gift Cards mounted issuing office staff 30/03/2016
820 Gift cards are loaded issuing office workers 30/03/2016
821 Gift cards are loaded issuing office workers 30/03/2016
822 Printing Services 28/03/2016
823 Biometric access control system standard 28/03/2016
824 Deployment cards and cameras Minatoriot 28/03/2016
825 Preparation Booklet 24/03/2016
826 Various brochures Design Memorial Day 24/03/2016
827 Brochure Design Memorial Day 24/03/2016
828 Biometric access control system standard 22/03/2016
829 Temporary fencing for deployment 21/03/2016
830 Electronic warfare systems testing measures - Mrt"k 21/03/2016
831 Construction services, operation, implementation, training and maintenance of computer systems for managing human resources 21/03/2016
832 Measurable armored vehicles 21/03/2016
833 Converter, fuses, circuit breaker 20/03/2016
834 Testing equipment Fire extinguishing system 17/03/2016
835 Night sights for pistols 17/03/2016
836 Cell attendance reporting system 16/03/2016
837 Cell attendance reporting system 16/03/2016
838 Provision of call control services for fire alarm systems 15/03/2016
839 Maintaining the police shooting range 15/03/2016
840 Circuit breaker 15/03/2016
841 Procurement of Manual metal detectors (magnetometer) 14/03/2016
842 Ammunition 5.45 mm 14/03/2016
843 Parts helmets 14/03/2016
844 Procurement Manual metal detectors (magnetometer) 14/03/2016
845 Procurement Manual metal detectors (magnetometer) 14/03/2016
846 Navigation systems, electronic items 13/03/2016
847 Supply, installation and maintenance of CCTV cameras 10/03/2016
848 Supply of Dressed firefighters 09/03/2016
849 Dressed firefighters 09/03/2016
850 Night sights for pistols 09/03/2016
851 Purchased Cable And Power Connectors 09/03/2016
852 Amendment alarm system 08/03/2016
853 Procurement and public address systems installations HA - method of 07/03/2016
854 Tender repair electronic cards 07/03/2016
855 Vehicle tracking system of medical + subscription fee 07/03/2016
856 Purchase of a Glock 19 pistols for the police courts 06/03/2016
857 Provision of vouchers for the court system 06/03/2016
858 Purchase of a Glock 19 pistols for the police courts 06/03/2016
859 Production services, personalization, wrapping, distribution and mailing of driver's licenses and certificates with different image 06/03/2016
860 Stickers "How am I driving" car 03/03/2016
861 Supply of President's booklet 02/03/2016
862 First purchase personal protective equipment made HORNELL only for HR 7000 02/03/2016
863 Book Printing combat training system 02/03/2016
864 Notebooks and notepads would no longer work 02/03/2016
865 Printing books wearing course 02/03/2016
866 Book Printing combat training system 02/03/2016
867 Brochure printing "to be a soldier" 02/03/2016
868 Printing jobs for PMO 01/03/2016
869 Cards Fi.si.ai 01/03/2016
870 Perform a public tender for the printing jobs PMO 01/03/2016
871 Tactical Combat Gloves 29/02/2016
872 Tactical Combat Gloves 29/02/2016
873 Power Meter 29/02/2016
874 Production services, personalization, wrapping, distribution and mailing of driver's licenses and certificates with different image 28/02/2016
875 Establishment of command and control, supply installation, operation and maintenance of physical protective measures and security systems technology facility ministry "white house 25/02/2016
876 Establishment of command and control, supply installation, operation and maintenance of physical protection measures and security systems technology facility the ministry "White House" 25/02/2016
877 Stack and missing bullet cartridge adapter 16 24/02/2016
878 Booklet Book of Esther 24/02/2016
879 Frames Bodor certificates. 24/02/2016
880 Mam"t 16A, over-current circuit breaker 6A and 32A 23/02/2016
881 Logo Tzelach tape, and label off the field 21/02/2016
882 Supply systems and information security and cyber for government 18/02/2016
883 Advanced high safety shoes 17/02/2016
884 Supply of KK pistols 17/02/2016
885 Supply of KK pistols 17/02/2016
886 KK pistols 17/02/2016
887 Protection booklet printing communities. 17/02/2016
888 Purchasing books paramedics Lmkrf"r 17/02/2016
889 A3 folded brochure holidays. 17/02/2016
890 Booklet Book of Esther - Jewish consciousness 17/02/2016
891 Supply of Smart Card Printers 15/02/2016
892 Supply of Smart Card Printers 15/02/2016
893 Smart Card Printers 15/02/2016
894 Supply, installation and maintenance of CCTV cameras 14/02/2016
895 Supply, installation and maintenance of CCTV cameras 14/02/2016
896 Supply, installation and maintenance of CCTV cameras 14/02/2016
897 Support for delivery of voter permanent local elections as of 10/30/2018, the Knesset elections and electoral systems for the provision of additional services / other unpredictable 14/02/2016
898 Supply, installation and maintenance of CCTV cameras 14/02/2016
899 Supply, installation and maintenance of CCTV cameras 14/02/2016
900 Supply of Handle Negev light machine gun regulator 11/02/2016
901 Purchase of Course books 10/02/2016
902 Independently designed miniature camera body-worn 09/02/2016
903 Request for Information - application electronic signature authentication and mobile devices (Mobile Devices) 08/02/2016
904 Request for information - identity management applications and unified identification (SSO, IdM) 08/02/2016
905 Request for Information - application electronic signature authentication and mobile devices (Mobile Devices) 08/02/2016
906 Request for information - identity management applications and unified identification (SSO, IdM) 08/02/2016
907 Public tender for bids for maintenance, maintenance, repair services, insurance, equipment, services and new installations of fire alarm systems and smoke for ministry 07/02/2016
908 Supply systems and information security and cyber for government 07/02/2016
909 Substitution, supply and installation of fire-fighting pump sprinkler system (Sfrilnklrim) 04/02/2016
910 UMI vehicle maintenance Ministry of Defense 03/02/2016
911 Supply of Fnksim- vouchers 03/02/2016
912 Printing books medics 03/02/2016
913 Supply of Fnksim- vouchers 03/02/2016
914 Including powder fire extinguisher rack 01/02/2016
915 Professional consultancy services in the field of biometric systems and processes 01/02/2016
916 Examination of arms and ammunition - CREA 28/01/2016
917 Tender for the installation and upgrading of ground-based communication systems installations 28/01/2016
918 Making changes in the helicopter burned 28/01/2016
919 Supply of Printing posters 27/01/2016
920 Supply of Print-digit Doctrine and Training 27/01/2016
921 Exposure newspaper printing south 27/01/2016
922 Printing of posters 27/01/2016
923 Producing pay slips are confidential and information for teachers 26/01/2016
924 Supply of circuit breaker 25/01/2016
925 Ultrasonic Flow Meter 25/01/2016
926 Ministry of Defense data communications infrastructure 25/01/2016
927 Treading button machine gun, and a water level sensor key 24/01/2016
928 Tender for books vacation packages and travel
20/01/2016
929 Printing pictures with on Frsfkt 20/01/2016
930 Tender for books division NEA 20/01/2016
931 Leading auction spiral notebooks 14/01/2016
932 Leading auction spiral notebooks 14/01/2016
933 Tender for notebooks vouchers for Viva 'transitions 13/01/2016
934 Secure Envelopes urine sample for drug discovery 31/12/2015
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  •  This provides for control of surface transportation and better utilization of roads and networks. NextTraffic
  •  The statement quoted Mr Robert Dickerman, the Chief Executive Officer of EEDC, as expressing hope that the use of meters would boost revenue collection and reduce lost of energy.
  •  Speed Identity has supplied 35 biometric data capture stations and 200 fingerprint readers to Moldova as a result of an EU-supervised tender aiming to increase security and quality of the countrys passports.

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

    Source: http://www.securitydocumentworld.com

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  •  Regulating body armour wont stick, said retailers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source: http://www.zawya.com

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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