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 Latvia Tenders  2019/20

SrNo. Description Deadline Date
1 Delivery of special clothing to the needs of the State Police and the State Border Guard 01/02/2020
2 Rental of endoscopy equipment and supplies 29/10/2019
3 Daily maintenance of streets and roads of Marupe municipality in winter season 17/10/2019
4 Provision of mobile telecommunications services. 16/10/2019
5 Purchase of footwear for State Police officers for the new design form (for three years) 15/10/2019
6 Winter work on forest roads and squares in the North Latgale region 2019-2022 year 29/09/2019
7 Delivery and maintenance of the Mobile Vehicle Identification System (MOTIS) 29/09/2019
8 Purchase of artillery busses 24/09/2019
9 Mechanized Snow Removal of Roads and Streets Owned by Municipality of Pargauja Municipality in Winter season 2019/2021 23/09/2019
10 Supply of electric buses and electric bus charging stations for development of innovative transport infrastructure in Ventspils. 19/09/2019
11 Purchase of computer equipment 19/09/2019
12 Production and sale of entrance tickets for events organized by the Latvian Puppet Theater 19/09/2019
13 Snow Removal of Roads and Streets Owned by Priekuļi Municipality in Winter season 2019/2020 18/09/2019
14 Purchase of fire fighting equipment (for three years) 13/09/2019
15 Rain costume sewing and fabric purchase for NAF 12/09/2019
16 Development of Water Management Services in Marupe, Round 4 - East, West and Center 09/09/2019
17 Manufacturing, certification, personalization and delivery of Latvian second generation digital (smart) tachograph cards 09/09/2019
18 Delivery and installation of children,s medical equipment in the Pediatric Unit and the Maternity Unit. 09/09/2019
19 Production of international driver's licenses, preparation and dispatch of licenses in accordance with the technical specification 09/09/2019
20 Purchase of portable antenna mast systems and trailer (trailer) antenna mast systems. 05/09/2019
21 Purchase of anti-on-board simulation mines 30/08/2019
22 Purchase of unmanned aircraft 30/08/2019
23 Purchase of Sapper Armor Suits 30/08/2019
24 Supply of electrodiagnostic equipment for VMF ERDF project no. 29/08/2019
25 Supply of overhead line circuit breakers 23/08/2019
26 Medical equipment and apparatus 23/08/2019
27 Manufacture and supply of holographic anti-forgery covers for vehicle information system elements - registration certificate 22/08/2019
28 Delivery of peritoneal dialysis treatments 20/08/2019
29 Purchase of Runway Lighting Equipment Spare Parts (Identification No AK-19/103) 15/08/2019
30 Delivery of helicopter spare parts (4 years). 12/08/2019
31 Purchase of truck with winter service equipment 12/08/2019
32 Purchase of specialized minibuses 06/08/2019
33 Delivery of tractor for the needs of Smiltene Technical School educational program "Hydrobuilding Construction Technician" 31/07/2019
34 National Armed Forces Vehicles Level III and IV Repair. 23/07/2019
35 supply of computer equipment to the participants of the Electronic Procurement System. 23/07/2019
36 Provision of a ticket sales system For the needs of state limited liability companies “Latvian National Theater” 17/07/2019
37 Agusta 109E Power helicopter engine maintenance and repair 16/07/2019
38 Purchase sights for 81 mm / 120 mm minivan systems 15/07/2019
39 Supply of traffic lights and spare parts 11/07/2019
40 Purchase of winter and summer sneakers 05/07/2019
41 Purchase of road signs 01/07/2019
42 Delivery of a bus with dual fuel systems (hybrid) according to technical specifications. 28/06/2019
43 Repair of digital radio knives 28/06/2019
44 Delivery of three levels of underwear, jackets and trousers, gloves, hats and shirts 27/06/2019
45 Purchase of buses and minibuses for the needs of Kuldīga district municipality parish administrations 27/06/2019
46 Rain Costume Jacket and Trouser Sewing 26/06/2019
47 The right to manufacture, adapt and deliver modular upper and lower limb prostheses 20/06/2019
48 Triple plastic bag-tube systems for blood / blood components 14/06/2019
49 The right to supply medical devices for NMP service and VMR 11/06/2019
50 Expansion of water management networks in Jurmala, Majori-Krastciems 10/06/2019
51 Acquisition of various medical equipment software 10/06/2019
52 Supply and installation of remote video surveillance systems for day / night camera systems 24/05/2019
53 Printing printing services for Mārupe municipality 24/05/2019
54 Purchase of gas meters for the needs of SIA LUDZAS APSAIMNIEKOTĀJS 23/05/2019
55 delivery of rolls of euro coin paper and packing material for banknotes 21/05/2019
56 Providing technical support for video conversion software "Harmonic WFS" 21/05/2019
57 Purchase of truck and wheeled tractor trailers 17/05/2019
58 Purchase and replacement of battery packs for UPS equipment 14/05/2019
59 delivery of uniforms of Jelgava City Municipality Police Staff 14/05/2019
60 Purchase of wheeled tractors 13/05/2019
61 Acquisition of spectrophotometer 13/05/2019
62 Purchase of anti-icing and de-icing reagents for aircraft 13/05/2019
63 Delivery and installation of the automatic border control system (ABC gate) 10/05/2019
64 Delivery of special clothing for the needs of the State Police and State Border Guard units 10/05/2019
65 Production and delivery of large-scale planned printing materials to Jurmala City Council 08/05/2019
66 Supply of low voltage external current transformers 07/05/2019
67 Purchase of used crawler and wheel excavators 07/05/2019
68 Acquisition of surveillance and video recording devices within the framework of "Interreg VA Latvia-Lithuania Cross Border Cooperation Program 2014-2020" 02/05/2019
69 Delivery of patient labels and cuffs 02/05/2019
70 Supply and installation of two 110/21 / 6.3 kV transformers on bases in substation "Olaine 30/04/2019
71 Supply of ammunition and special means to the Bank of Latvias Defense Department 30/04/2019
72 Delivery of 3D printers for Ventspils Tehnikuma IP "Mechatronics" 26/04/2019
73 Acquisition of a laser dye flow meter kit 26/04/2019
74 Patient ID barcode labels supplied de 26/04/2019
75 Modernization of IMANTA class anti-mine system 25/04/2019
76 Purchase of unmanned aircraft 25/04/2019
77 Snow removal, snow removal, lawn mowing and stump milling services 25/04/2019
78 Development of EID card personalization and issuance infrastructure (including PIN / PUK management) solution (software) 23/04/2019
79 Delivery of forms and other printing products 23/04/2019
80 Specialized municipal waste collection vehicle delivery 18/04/2019
81 Telecommunications services 11/04/2019
82 Providing radio relay equipment and providing a guarantee for the creation of a specialized data network 10/04/2019
83 Purchase of M109A5Oe Platforms III and IV Maintenance and Repair Services and Spare Parts 09/04/2019
84 E-case project '' Prosecution Information System Development '' Development of Prosecutor's Information System Improvements and Document Scanning Application, and Administrator, User Training 09/04/2019
85 Replacement of X-ray machine for mail control in administrative building at 12 Pullve Brie a Street, Riga 03/04/2019
86 Purchase of Helmet AES-Mod1 "GKA" 27/03/2019
87 Delivery of a minibus with laboratory equipment and car truck trailer for the needs of the Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology 21/03/2019
88 Modular battle armor / harness vest 21/03/2019
89 Supply of Modular battle armor / harness vest. 21/03/2019
90 Purchase of electric shock weapons and equipment in the framework of project LLI-269 "Development of Public Security Services by Strengthening Communication and Cooperation between Municipalities and Police" 20/03/2019
91 Purchase of Concrete Concrete 19/03/2019
92 Supply of 110 kV transformers to substations "Dagda", "Gajoks" and "TEC-2" 15/03/2019
93 For 5-cent circulation coin production, packaging and delivery. 12/03/2019
94 Introduction of innovations of the radio equipment system equipment of the Ministry of Interior and supply of related components 12/03/2019
95 Purchase of fabric NAF daily uniforms and winter coats 08/03/2019
96 Delivery of railroad transfers 08/03/2019
97 Supply and installation of remote video surveillance systems for day / night camera systems. 07/03/2019
98 Purchase of unmanned aircraft 05/03/2019
99 X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy equipment 05/03/2019
100 Purchase of ammunition with a general agreement for four years. 04/03/2019
101 Specialized forest fire truck delivery 28/02/2019
102 Diesel - electric hybrid bus delivery 26/02/2019
103 Delivery of road signs and street signs to Carnikava county 26/02/2019
104 Introduction of digital radio communication system 25/02/2019
105 Production and delivery of driving licenses for tractor machinery and driving licenses for tractor machinery to the National Technical Surveillance Agency 25/02/2019
106 Operation X-ray Equipment Delivery and Installation at SIA "Ziemeļkurzeme Regional Hospital" 22/02/2019
107 Purchase of support weapon thermal sights systems 11/02/2019
108 Purchase of support weapon thermal sights systems 11/02/2019
109 Purchase of support weapon thermal sights systems 11/02/2019
110 Delivery, installation and maintenance of electric charging stations 07/02/2019
111 Purchase of road signs and road equipment 05/02/2019
112 Purchase of unmanned aircraft 28/01/2019
113 Purchase of special firefighters rescuers (fire safety helmet, firefighters helmet firefighter, fire protective gloves, firefighters special belt with carbines and special protective boots for firefighters) for three years 25/01/2019
114 Personal Protective Disposal for Explosive Munitions and Improvised Explosive Objects for EOD 10 Purchase 25/01/2019
115 Sewing of uniforms for the Naval Forces and New Guard 22/01/2019
116 The purchase of a bus for the needs of the municipality of Vilna 22/01/2019
117 Purchase of off-road vehicles and lorries in 2019-2020 year 20/01/2019
118 Aircraft An-2 maintenance and spare parts with / without installation 17/01/2019
119 Purchase of search and rescue boats with engines and trailers 15/01/2019
120 Purchase of search and rescue boats with engines and trailers 15/01/2019
121 Automatic Border Inspection System (ABC gate) supply and installation 04/01/2019
122 Purchase of various personal equipment for the needs of the National Armed Forces 03/01/2019
123 Provision of traffic organization in Sigulda region 02/01/2019
124 Service for the organization and implementation of the State Revenue Service Check Lottery 28/12/2018
125 Maintenance and repair of engines for "Agusta 109E Power" helicopters (4 years) 19/12/2018
126 Purchase of universal marine weapon attachment systems with armored guards 17/12/2018
127 Purchase of laser, IR illuminator and headlight kit, 1-4 x 32 optical zoom 07/12/2018
128 Telecommunication services 07/12/2018
129 Bottom vacuum cleaner ship delivery 06/12/2018
130 Purchase of laboratory equipment for the development of the ERDF project "Pilot equipment park and ventilation system of the Latvian State Wood 04/12/2018
131 "Purchase of biometric data retrieval equipment" 03/12/2018
132 Communication campaign for the European Mobility Week 2018 30/11/2018
133 Purchase of various laboratory equipment, 6th round 26/11/2018
134 Supply of medical instruments and equipment for the provision of study process - Stage 6 26/11/2018
135 Street light luminaires for LEDs with intelligent control system 22/11/2018
136 Expansion and improvement of video surveillance system in Tukums city 21/11/2018
137 Purchase of a charging system 21/11/2018
138 The supply of two new inflatable boats and two new outboard boat engines 20/11/2018
139 Low-voltage electrical switchgears (distribution boxes) and Metering switchgears (Meter boxes)” 16/11/2018
140 Development of design works for construction of electric vehicle quick-charging station installation sites and author supervision 14/11/2018
141 IP video surveillance cameras delivery 13/11/2018
142 Purchase of road barriers 12/11/2018
143 Purchase and equipping of the specialist medical center for operational medical vehicles 08/11/2018
144 Delivery and / or installation of maintenance and spare parts for helicopters Mi-17 30/10/2018
145 Supply of 110 kV gas insulated switchgear (GIS) to the substation Šķirotava 30/10/2018
146 Supply of 110 kV gas insulated switchgear (GIS) to the substation "Šķirotava" 30/10/2018
147 About the production and supply of souvenir coin set 30/10/2018
148 Purchase of X-ray equipment 26/10/2018
149 Development of design works for construction of electric vehicle quick-charging station installation sites and author supervision 23/10/2018
150 Supply of national tractor machinery, tractor-trailer and special tractor-type license plates to the State Technical Supervision Agency 22/10/2018
151 Reconstruction of a 300m rifle shotgun at the Lachusils facility in Alsvika parish, Aluksne region 19/10/2018
152 About the delivery of armored waistcoats 19/10/2018
153 Providing internet services to Valmiera city municipality and its institutions 16/10/2018
154 3 specialized delivery and delivery of municipal waste collection vehicles 15/10/2018
155 Purchase of breathing apparatus and breathing mask 11/10/2018
156 Supply of two 115 / 10.5 / 6.3 kV 25 MVA transformers to the "Milgravis" substation 05/10/2018
157 About the production and delivery of the collection "Kaķītis mill" coin 02/10/2018
158 Provision of office equipment toner cartridge refill and office equipment repair services 01/10/2018
159 Supply of two 110 kV transformers to the "Viļaka" substation 28/09/2018
160 Purchase of tractor and machinery service and spare parts for the needs of the Latvian Road Maintenance Company 21/09/2018
161 Provision of fixed telecommunications services 19/09/2018
162 Supply of a micro / nano-resolution X-ray microscope under the ERDF project 17/09/2018
163 Delivery, upgrading and maintenance of the Automated Identification System (TLKAIS) for vehicles and containers 12/09/2018
164 Purchase of ammunition by entering into a general agreement for four years 10/09/2018
165 Purchase of ammunition by entering into a general agreement for four years 10/09/2018
166 Supply of new, manufactured, environmentally friendly electric buses and their charging equipment 10/09/2018
167 Purchase of modernization and construction services of video surveillance systems of the Ministry of Interior for 4 years 04/09/2018
168 Automatic Border Inspection System (ABC gate) supply and installation 03/09/2018
169 Development of design works for construction of electric vehicle quick-charging station installation sites and author supervision 30/08/2018
170 Purchase of backpacks (KMPS-Mod2), gun modular bag and pocket set ("P226 / GLOCK17") and shield (KIAS-Mod1) 29/08/2018
171 Helicopter spare parts supply (4 years) 20/08/2018
172 The purchase of ten new, identical commercial carts, stencil and equipped cars 13/08/2018
173 Designing and monitoring of traffic monitoring points in the perimeter of the historic center of Riga 13/08/2018
174 Purchase of traffic signs with installation 08/08/2018
175 Library process automation and self-service system expansion 06/08/2018
176 Delivery of 110 kV transformers to substations "Dobele", "Ķegums-1" and "Tukums" 31/07/2018
177 Information System Security and Performance Audit Support Services 31/07/2018
178 Purchase of aerial fire fighting and rescue and aircraft exhaust aftertreatment vehicles 31/07/2018
179 Introduction of the train digital radio communication system 17/07/2018
180 The introduction of a digital radio communication system for trains 17/07/2018
181 Purchase of a mobile crane and truck truck with a semi-trailer 17/07/2018
182 Video surveillance systems service 16/07/2018
183 Purchase and delivery of electric vehicle charging stations 16/07/2018
184 Purchase of roller semi-trailers 13/07/2018
185 "Supply of laboratory reagents and supplies to the VSIA Ministry of the Interior Polyclinic" for laboratory use 10/07/2018
186 Purchase of video radars 06/07/2018
187 Major repair of five passenger boarding bridges 05/07/2018
188 Purchase of tents and poncho 04/07/2018
189 Controlled tent with climate control system and command post tent 04/07/2018
190 Radar of aerodrome observation and control aerodrome with delivery and installation of multi-system and military reporting system 02/07/2018
191 Backpacks 90l KMPS-Mod1 "MMS" purchase 29/06/2018
192 Access control and security alarm system "Inner Range" modernization at the production facility at Pļaviņu HPP 28/06/2018
193 Purchase of HF radio receivers 19/06/2018
194 Purchase of uniforms and badges for three years for institutions subordinate to the Ministry of the Interior 19/06/2018
195 Supply of automatic fuse-circuit breakers, contact lugs-power cutters and fuses 18/06/2018
196 Delivery of 110 kV transformers to substations Balvi, Karsava, Marupe, Preiļi and Priekule 15/06/2018
197 Delivery of 110 kV transformers to substations Balvi, Karsava, Marupe, Preiļi and Priekule 15/06/2018
198 X-ray equipment delivery 13/06/2018
199 Purchase of front and rear snowploughs for Motorgreiders rear diffuser and wheeled tractor 12/06/2018
200 Provision of technical supervision and assembly services for physical and technical security services and automatic fire detection and alarm systems, security alarms, access control and video surveillance systems 07/06/2018
201 Provision of technical supervision and assembly services for physical and technical security services and automatic fire detection and alarm systems, security alarms, access control and video surveillance systems 07/06/2018
202 Purchase of road signboards 04/06/2018
203 Video set delivery 28/05/2018
204 Purchase of distribution transformers 24/05/2018
205 Purchase of distribution transformers 24/05/2018
206 Minibus and bus 21/05/2018
207 Supply of MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer in the framework of the ERDF project "Strengthening Research, Development Infrastructure and Institutional Capacity of Scientific Institutions under the Supervision of the LUA" 21/05/2018
208 Delivery of vehicles 18/05/2018
209 Preparation and delivery of uniforms for uniforms at the Ministry of the Interior 17/05/2018
210 Production of badges, chest, cooks and commemorative coins 15/05/2018
211 About the production and delivery of souvenir coins of collector coins 15/05/2018
212 Provision of fixed telecommunications services 14/05/2018
213 Provision of fixed telecommunications services 14/05/2018
215 Purchase of diesel generator 5 kW 10/05/2018
216 Purchase of IP central and office telephone telephony services 10/05/2018
217 Purchase of coastal patrol boats 07/05/2018
218 Supply of tractor machinery and its accessories 07/05/2018
219 The provision of cargo handling and transport services 02/05/2018
220 20 kV power transmission line tracks cleaning in Southern technical part of AS "Sadales tīkls" 27/04/2018
221 Production of badges, chest, cooks and commemorative coins 27/04/2018
222 About the production and delivery of the collection of gold coins "Golden Brooch Bubble" 24/04/2018
223 Manufacture and delivery of stamps and typographic forms, envelopes, business cards 19/04/2018
224 Purchase of video surveillance systems, equipment, materials and installation services 17/04/2018
225 Truck delivery 13/04/2018
226 Supply and installation of laboratory equipment for research and study programs 09/04/2018
227 About the delivery of uniform costume items 29/03/2018
228 Purchase of coastal patrol boats 23/03/2018
229 Manufacture and delivery of excise tax stamps 22/03/2018
230 Supply of two 115 / 10.5 / 6.3 kV 25 MVA transformers to the "Milgravis" substation 15/03/2018
231 Supply of 1kV compact transformer substations 15/03/2018
232 The future image of the future airport air traffic control tower of Riga airport. 12/03/2018
233 Solar collector systems with thermal energy storage tank and biomass boiler houses with 3 MW capacity building design, construction works and author,s supervision 12/03/2018
234 Provision of waste management services in the territory of the Balvi Region 08/03/2018
235 Major repairs of the helicopter Mi-17 LAF 104 and helicopter Mi-2 LAF-157 05/03/2018
236 Purchase of firearms equipment for the National Armed Forces 05/03/2018
237 Waste collection vehicles 26/02/2018
238 Providing payment card settlement system 23/02/2018
239 SRS employee service card production system configuration and delivery of preforms 23/02/2018
240 Household waste management in Brocēni district 15/02/2018
241 Manufacture and delivery of excise tax stamps 13/02/2018
242 Development of the Construction Design and Author�s Supervision for Pavement Reconstruction of the Southern End of the Runway 13/02/2018
243 Purchase of work certificates and pass making materials 07/02/2018
244 Delivery of a wheeled tractor 02/02/2018
245 Production and delivery to the Bank of Latvia of coins of the collection of Valmiera Gardens (hereinafter referred to as the COIN) in accordance with the requirements specified in the Technical Specification of the Competition Regulations (hereinafter - the Regulations) (Annex 1 to the Regulations) and the draft procurement contract (Annex 3 of the Regulations). 30/01/2018
246 Modernization of video surveillance system 23/01/2018
247 Aeronautical ground-to-ground mobile communication at the airport "Riga" and airport "Liepaja" aerodrome maneuvering area 22/01/2018
248 On the right to perform construction works at the site "Construction of Coastal Protective Building - Buildings". 17/01/2018
249 Delivery of transport tickets, insurance policies and hotel reservation service. 03/01/2018
250 Replacement of road signs that denote a residential area and departure from the residential area in Riga 31/12/2017
251 Expert examination of the 2nd floor construction project of the hospital A building. 29/12/2017
252 Maintenance and repair of cargo scanners Silene and Papernieki MKP. 27/12/2017
253 Development of a construction project for the construction of new buildings and outdoor sports grounds for multifunctional vocational education center "Riga State Technicum" competence center and supervision of the author. 18/12/2017
254 Uninterruptible power electronics purchase 18/12/2017
255 Repairs of vehicles of category III and IV of the National Armed Forces Battle Group. 11/12/2017
256 Installation of automatic fire detection and alarms in the building at Torņa street 4, Riga 11/12/2017
257 Hagglunds BV206 III and IV repair of off-road vehicle. 05/12/2017
258 "Delivery and installation of universal X-ray equipment" North Kurzeme Regional Hospital Ltd. ". 01/12/2017
259 Industrial waste water pre-treatment plant 01/12/2017
260 Metal detector for controlling the quality of cheese and cheese 30/11/2017
261 Sewing of hats and uniforms (e-contest). 29/11/2017
262 X-ray Portable VIDISCO or equivalent 29/11/2017
263 Teltene-ponco, KIAS-Mod1. 28/11/2017
264 Purchase of 26.5 mm cartridges, 7.62 mm chopsticks and 66 mm smoke grenades. 28/11/2017
265 Supply and installation of sewage treatment plants 27/11/2017
266 Supply of Smart Electricity Meters, Data Collection Equipment and Accounting Data Reading System from 2019-2020 27/11/2017
267 The tractor 24/11/2017
268 Automatic labeling machine with thermal printer 24/11/2017
269 Modernization of video surveillance system 24/11/2017
270 Crop harvester 23/11/2017
271 Mower 23/11/2017
272 Trailer 22/11/2017
273 Wheel loader tractor 21/11/2017
274 Semi-trailer 21/11/2017
275 Crop harvester 21/11/2017
276 Grain harvester 21/11/2017
277 Tractor trailer 17/11/2017
278 Trailer 17/11/2017
279 The tractor 17/11/2017
280 Grain harvester 17/11/2017
281 Grain handling trailer 17/11/2017
282 Fertilizer spreader 17/11/2017
283 New reloading semitrailer 17/11/2017
284 Purchase of a new tractor and 2 (two) mowers for the needs of the State Ltd. "Real Estate of the Ministry of Agriculture". 16/11/2017
285 Crop harvester 15/11/2017
286 Grain Harvester 14/11/2017
287 "Purchase of portable thermal vision devices and portable night vision devices for the needs of the State Polices Main Criminal Police Board" 14/11/2017
288 Purchase of Two Baggage Loading Belts 13/11/2017
289 Provision of uninterruptible power supply of TEC-2 2nd power unit to fire detection systems and gas detection panels 09/11/2017
290 Purchase of trailed grader. 07/11/2017
291 Supply of various chromatography and mass spectrometry equipment to the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis. 07/11/2017
292 Construction of the railway public infrastructure (road tunnel and pedestrian tunnel). 06/11/2017
293 Delivery of postal delivery X-ray equipment to the Airport MKP 03/11/2017
294 Purchase of pick-up lawn mowers. 01/11/2017
295 Uninterruptible Power Supply Supplies. 31/10/2017
296 Uninterruptible Power Supply Supplies 31/10/2017
297 Purchase of Equipment for Passenger and Carry-on Baggage Security Screening 31/10/2017
298 Purchase of 3D rulers (laser scanners) for the needs of the Police Headquarters of the State Police. 30/10/2017
299 Supply of Smart Electricity Meters, Data Collection Equipment and Accounting Data Reading System from 2019-2020. 27/10/2017
300 X-ray diffraction system delivery to the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis. 26/10/2017
301 LTV transformer substation reconstruction 26/10/2017
302 Five aircraft bridge overhauls. 25/10/2017
303 The purchase of informational motivational radio programs and the provision of broadcasting services 25/10/2017
304 Purchase of street maintenance and cleaning equipment (machinery) 25/10/2017
305 Plastic card making and printing 24/10/2017
306 Development of construction documentation for the construction, rebuilding and rehabilitation of street, road and street lighting. 23/10/2017
307 Purchase and installation of SATCOM data transmission terminals 23/10/2017
308 Mobile telecommunication services for the needs of the Riga Technical University. 18/10/2017
309 Snow cleaning services in the administrative territory of Riga. 12/10/2017
310 Supply of 1kV compact transformer substations 09/10/2017
311 For ammunition delivery 09/10/2017
312 Buy CBRNE container trailer with special equipment. 26/09/2017
313 Delivery of 330 kV electrical equipment to the substation Krustpils. 26/09/2017
314 44 low-floor, full-service rental buses. 25/09/2017
315 Supply of a new or used snow tractor to the sports and recreation center "Smeceres Sils". 22/09/2017
316 Development of the Construction Design and Authors Supervision for the Installation of the Apron Taxiway Centreline Lights and Integration into the Existing Aerodrome Lighting Control System 22/09/2017
317 Purchase of truck dump truck with winter equipment for "Ludzas apsaimniekotājs" Ltd. 21/09/2017
318 Long-term lease of full-service luxury cars of the new (previously unrecorded and unused) passenger cars, to provide NAF Military Police functions. 20/09/2017
319 "Expansion / reconstruction of sewerage and water supply networks in Jelgava city (stages 7 to 33) (design, construction works, authors supervision)". 20/09/2017
320 Snow removal, removal and anti-slip material. 19/09/2017
321 Delivery of 110 kV transformers to substations Dobele, Karsava, Latgale, Priekule and Tukums. 18/09/2017
322 4x4 tactical light / medium vehicles. 06/09/2017
323 The purchase of armaments for the needs of the State Police 06/09/2017
324 Audit services of the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia for 2017 and 2018 financial statements 05/09/2017
325 Purchase of X-ray invasive electrophysiological manipulations of C-locus. 04/09/2017
326 Purchase of modernization and construction services of video surveillance systems of the Ministry of the Interior for 4 years. 31/08/2017
327 Heat exchanger replacement 29/08/2017
328 Reconstruction of the Garciema railway crossing - Āda�i manor house 28/08/2017
329 Purchase of tractors. 24/08/2017
330 Purchase of shoes with delivery to Latvian prisons 24/08/2017
331 Automatic pallet 23/08/2017
332 Parachute system and the parachute system load paratroopers acquisition. 22/08/2017
333 Off-road commercial vehicles Forest fire fighting delivery. 21/08/2017
334 Camouflage uniforms delivery. 21/08/2017
335 Purchase of waste compactors. 18/08/2017
336 Video surveillance systems reconstruction, construction, maintenance and repair of Riga Central Market 17/08/2017
337 Purchase of an explosive detector and a small-size X-ray machine 09/08/2017
338 Public transport tickets, subscription tickets, receipts penalty, penalty invoices and vouchers control the production and delivery 09/08/2017
339 Audit services for Adai regional council and its corporations 04/08/2017
340 Telecommunication services 03/08/2017
341 Pedestrian bridge construction design and construction 31/07/2017
342 Wastewater treatment plant reconstruction Boat Street 12 and Street Darznieki 5, Carnikava 28/07/2017
343 Of innovative collector coins production and delivery. 27/07/2017
344 Treasury accounts linked payment card service. 21/07/2017
345 Supply of Metal detector. 17/07/2017
346 Pneumatic rescue tool parts Purchase 17/07/2017
347 Agricultural tractor with equipment acquisition of SIA "Rigas forests needs. 13/07/2017
348 Pet passport production and delivery 11/07/2017
349 "Fire fighting and fire protection equipment delivery Rezekne City Council and departments" 11/07/2017
350 Purchase of the State Police needs. 06/07/2017
351 Technical design, pirmsinstalacijas works and road intelligent transport system elements installation, modernization and adaptation to the E67 motorway road section Latvian. 30/06/2017
352 Biometric data processing system maintenance for 4 years. 29/06/2017
353 Patient identification bracelets and bar code labels delivery 28/06/2017
354 Vehicle rental National Police units operating the 2017-2022nd year 26/06/2017
355 Truck Dump Truck Purchase. 21/06/2017
356 Automatic bullets and shells Identification System (ALCIS) workstations purchased. 21/06/2017
357 Aviation fuel (turbine) Acquisition of European airports (5 years). 14/06/2017
358 6 new and uniform komercfurgona type stencil and equipped car purchase 01/06/2017
359 CBRNE container-trailers with special equipment can be purchased. 29/05/2017
360 Helicopter Mi-17 helicopter LAF 104 and Mi-2 LAF-157 overhaul. 25/05/2017
361 Automated electricity accounting system data acquisition and the introduction of electricity meters for the commercial acquisition. 22/05/2017
362 Purchase of waste compactors. 08/05/2017
363 Artipa circuit breakers purchased. 02/05/2017
364 Supply of Ammunition of the National Armed Forces. 28/04/2017
365 Young Guards field uniform boots. 27/04/2017
366 IP telephone acquisition 27/04/2017
367 National Armed Forces battle group vehicle III and IV level of repair. 24/04/2017
368 High resolution multispectral and radar satellite data delivery 21/04/2017
369 The Ministry of Transport announces an open competition groundhandling services (baggage handling, servicing on the platform and inbound, outbound and transit freight and mail in the physical transhipment between the airport terminal and aircraft), which led to seven years will be a contract between the winner and the JSC " international airport "Riga". "The selection criterion is the most economically advantageous tender, which will be examined in accordance with the regulations of those criteria. 19/04/2017
370 Detector for detecting explosives and hacking kit purchased. 19/04/2017
371 New SUV purchase of military police needs 18/04/2017
372 Mobile laboratory supply 18/04/2017
373 About three commemorative 2-euro coin production, packaging and delivery. 18/04/2017
374 Different Battle individual protection systems (KIAS) purchase. 13/04/2017
375 Industrial UHF radio band narrowband point-to-multipoint data transmission equipment purchase and delivery. 13/04/2017
376 Industrial UHF radio band narrowband point-to-multipoint data transmission equipment purchase and delivery 13/04/2017
377 Treasury accounts linked to payment cards service. 11/04/2017
378 Truck with winter service equipment and salt - sand spreader purchased. 11/04/2017
379 1 Little 2016 year or later bus delivery in accordance with the technical specifications. 10/04/2017
380 Gold collector coins "Gold brooches. Horseshoe "production and delivery. 04/04/2017
381 Special clothing and personal protective equipment purchase of National Police needs for 1 year. 03/04/2017
382 110 kV transformer substations delivery "Daugavpils" and "Skrunda". 27/03/2017
383 Firearms, ammunition and protective equipment delivery Daugavpils City municipal police needs 27/03/2017
384 Maritime surveillance radar system and radar components for maintenance and repair. 23/03/2017
385 Maritime surveillance systems electro - optical component maintenance and repair. 23/03/2017
386 One new forest fire fighting vehicle equipped delivery in accordance with the technical specifications. 23/03/2017
387 Solar and wind-powered lighting lanterns Autonomous purchase and installation of five EXIT on the beach in Jurmala 22/03/2017
388 Weapon G-36 layout acquisition of NAF KS 20/03/2017
389 110 kV electrical supply substation Daugavpils. 16/03/2017
390 Purchase of Thermal Baggage Tags and Boarding Passes 13/03/2017
391 Mobile video surveillance package delivery. 07/03/2017
392 Improvised sprāsgtierīču neutralization robot with a car purchased. 07/03/2017
393 Antenna systems development site "NAF Air Base" Rembates parish, Kegums district 07/03/2017
394 Front loader with excavator equipment. 28/02/2017
395 CBRNE container-trailers with special equipment can be purchased. 27/02/2017
396 Multifunction trucks with special equipment can be purchased. 22/02/2017
397 Night vision devices and thermal cameras acquisition of the Interior Ministry authorities. 20/02/2017
398 slings delivery 20/02/2017
399 Tactical boots delivery 20/02/2017
400 Special means, protective, equipment acquisition Interior Ministry authorities. 14/02/2017
401 Medical and commercial furniture purchases A housing (medical furniture) 08/02/2017
402 RFID security labels procurement 06/02/2017
403 Technical design, pirmsinstalācijas road works and intelligent road transport system installation, modernization and adaptation to the E67 motorway road section Latvian. 01/02/2017
404 Gas meter Acquisition Ltd. Please Intermediary needs 24/01/2017
405 7,62 mm caliber snaiperšautenes M-14 modernization and arms tactical lamp. 23/01/2017
406 Fire alarm system design, installation and maintenance. 20/01/2017
407 New identity cards (eID card) preform fabrication and delivery. 17/01/2017
408 New identity cards (eID card) preform fabrication and delivery 17/01/2017
409 330 kV autotransformer delivery and installation of substation "Tume". 16/01/2017
410 330 kV 120 Mvar controlled shunt reactor delivery and installation of substation "Tume". 16/01/2017
411 Estonian - Latvian third 330 kV interconnection transmission line construction 13/01/2017
412 For light-duty vehicles, vans and commercial vehicles evacuation services in the territory of Latvian State Police needs 12/01/2017
413 2 (two) little-used bus. 10/01/2017
414 Hospital bed with the patient tables and skapīiem delivery 06/01/2017
415 Standard and non-standard packaging of compact transformer substations supply JSC "distribution network".

416 Compact transformer substations Purchase 03/01/2017
417 Smart electricity meter, PLC data concentrator and Head-end system delivery in 2017 - 2018. 02/01/2017
418 Night vision devices and accessories.

419 Ministry of Defence and its subordinate institutions datalink modernization.

420 Specialized fire-fighting equipment 20/12/2016
421 Substations "TUME" 330 kV axis of the construction of the 110 kV axis reconstruction and substation "Imanta" 330 kV switchgear extension.

422 Wheel loader 19/12/2016
423 Automatic fuse-switches, power kontaktnažu-breaker and fuse the base delivery 19/12/2016
424 Cargo X-ray inspection equipment maintenance, repair and improvement of software Zilupe and Grebneva MKP. 16/12/2016
425 7,62 mm caliber M-14 snaiperautenes uzstobres lining and bipod, and weapons delivery takisko lamps.

426 7,62 mm caliber snaiperautenes M-14 modernization and arms tactical lamp 14/12/2016
427 Semitrailer 14/12/2016
428 Frontloader units 14/12/2016
429 Three dump truck 14/12/2016
430 Maritime surveillance radar system and radar components for maintenance and repair. 13/12/2016
431 trailer 13/12/2016
432 Trailer 13/12/2016
433 Animal transport semitrailer 13/12/2016
434 Trailer delivery 13/12/2016
435 Purchase of trailers 13/12/2016
436 Foraging transport trailer 12/12/2016
437 Hydraulic trailers grain auger / transsportieris 12/12/2016
438 ZZ Dats Joint Local Government System software maintenance and data accommodation services Karsavas Municipality 12/12/2016
439 Hydraulic trailers grain NEKS / transsportieris 12/12/2016
440 About RP Rigas traffic monitoring and centralized parking time control solution sagatavoanu supplement and supply 12/12/2016
441 Proof of card design 09/12/2016
442 Road signs maintenance and repair in 2017 and 2018, Ventspils 09/12/2016
443 Silver collector coins "coin Fairytale III" (hereinafter - the coin), production and supply of Latvian banks 06/12/2016
444 "Taxiway K equipped with an illuminated runway light system marks" 29/11/2016
445 Taxiway K equipped with an illuminated runway light system marks 29/11/2016
446 110 kV transformer substations delivery "Janciems", "Kandava" and "Kegums HPP-2".

447 Service assurance - food vouchers for the purchase of food outlets 28/11/2016
448 Counting traffic on city streets and intersections 28/11/2016
449 Transport trailer, REFERRED TO technical specification 28/11/2016
450 Field uniform fabric acquisition of the Young Guard and the information center needs. 15/11/2016
451 Weapons and weapon components destruction 07/11/2016
452 Air rifles Purchase 04/11/2016
453 Parking ticket machine and delivery service 03/11/2016
454 Biometric data processing equipment for processing the visa application processing jobs equipping and NVIS user training provision. 01/11/2016
455 Airsoft weapons acquisition 01/11/2016
456 Helicopter Mi-17 LAF 103 overhaul. 31/10/2016
457 Three stranded Single core MV cable acquisition.

458 Three stranded Single core MV cable acquisition.

459 Small-caliber weapons acquisition 28/10/2016
460 Young Guards field uniform boots. 27/10/2016
461 Young Guards field uniform boots 27/10/2016
462 The aerodrome fire-fighting and rescue vehicle management, special-purpose van (CBRN) and semi-trailer can be purchased.

463 The aerodrome fire-fighting and rescue vehicle management, special-purpose van (CBRN) and semi-trailer Purchase
464 Supply of ammunition 24/10/2016
465 Transportable technical resources (speed camera) with a data file export function purchase.

466 MasterCard and VISA payment cards acceptance and transactions carried out with cards, payment. 20/10/2016
467 State police operational vehicles with the proper equipment rental for five years.

468 State police operational vehicles with the proper equipment rental for five years 20/10/2016
469 Barrier installation on state roads 19/10/2016
470 Pistol Glock iegade the sum paid. 18/10/2016
471 "Automatic fire detection and alarm (AUS) and technical documentation for construction of the National Defence Military Objects and Procurement Centre facilities" 18/10/2016
472 RT-32 radio telescope mirror surface base metal constructions 2nd stage of construction works and the RT-32 antenna tower 1st floor of the annex roof reconstruction 10/10/2016
473 Optical cable field conditions on the reel, 2 x 50 m and 2 x 100 m, the delivery period of three years 10/10/2016
474 For mobile video surveillance kit purchase 10/10/2016
475 Municipal police uniforms acquisition in accordance with the Regulations and the requirements set out in the Annexes 10/10/2016
476 Small-caliber weapons acquisition 10/10/2016
477 Baga control x-ray equipment supply 08/10/2016
478 Stamp, stamp, stamp components (clich and pad) and business card production and delivery of the State Police needs. 05/10/2016
479 IP telephony infrastructure expansion 05/10/2016
480 Traffic Signs Purchase Varaklani county road maintenance needs 04/10/2016
481 "Automatic fire detection and alarm systems at the design" 04/10/2016
482 X-ray baggage inspection equipment delivery.

483 X-ray baggage inspection equipment supply 03/10/2016
484 Patient beds and lockers delivery (block A) 03/10/2016
485 IP Telephony, call center and 800 room facility of the State Employment Agency's needs 01/10/2016
486 Rescue equipment Purchase of state reserves State Fire and rescue services 27/09/2016
487 Bus Purchase Luznavas management needs 26/09/2016
488 Automatic control of fire detection and alarm systems installation 26/09/2016
489 Firearms purchases 26/09/2016
490 Various furniture supply LLU Faculty of Veterinary Medicine needs 23/09/2016
491 Bus supply Eleja Parish Board 20/09/2016
492 Automated electricity accounting system data acquisition and the introduction of electricity meters for the commercial purchase of local data transmission network design and construction of substations, and local data transmission network equipment purchase and installation of substations 19/09/2016
493 Voice telephony services in the fixed electronic communications network Latvian University departments 19/09/2016
494 The chassis number (VIN) authentication system delivery 19/09/2016
495 'Heat meter delivery " 19/09/2016
496 6-20 kV circuit breaker primary delivery 16/09/2016
497 IP telephony solution, fixed-line telephony and internet services 14/09/2016
498 Video surveillance systems modernization, transport, entry, exit control system 12/09/2016
499 Security, fire and CCTV systems rebuilding 12/09/2016
500 Video surveillance system 12/09/2016
501 Security labels and seals the Acquisition of two years 12/09/2016
502 Video surveillance system is established Ventspils beach drafting 12/09/2016
503 Satellite services and satellite telephones and supplies purchased.

504 Armour firing control device (console) (CVR) (T) acquisition 09/09/2016
505 New pilot boat acquisition.

506 20 kV overhead lines PL-27 technical design development and reconstruction AknisteAkniste county town 08/09/2016
507 About two security guards and cash transport vehicle delivery Latvian Bank Protection Board.

508 About two security guards and cash transport vehicle delivery Latvian Bank Protection Authority 06/09/2016
509 Experimental high production capacity and energy of EVA and PVB tempered-laminated soft coating (Low-E) glass and semiconductor system sandwich panel production line and kopsalikanas 06/09/2016
510 Traffic islands equipped with signaling road A7 Riga - Bauska - Lithuanian border (Grenctale) km stage 68.55 - 84.65 06/09/2016
511 Uniforms and footwear supply of municipal institution "Jelgava City Municipal Police" 05/09/2016
512 Alnet video surveillance systems modernization Grand Street 11, Jelgava 05/09/2016
513 Warehouse territory in Riga, Piedrujas 5 separate sections of the fence replacement, installation of security alarm 05/09/2016
514 Vehicle and container automatic identification systems (TLKAIS) The maintenance and development 05/09/2016
515 CCTV System Restore Riga municipal child and youth center facilities 31/08/2016
516 Ventspils University College of financial management systems and operational performance audit 30/08/2016
517 Dump Truck and front loader Services 30/08/2016
518 Purchase of minibuses Limbau county Vilkenes parish administration needs 30/08/2016
519 Connectivity ship Automatic Identification System and Safe Sea Net system operation of the JSF WHEN needs (2 connections) 24/08/2016
520 Water meters and water meter reading remote reading systems and equipment supply and installation 23/08/2016
521 Water meters and water meter reading remote reading systems and equipment supply and installation 23/08/2016
522 Water meters and water meter reading remote reading systems and equipment delivery and installation.

523 Payment administration information system development, implementation and maintenance 23/08/2016
524 Paid parking and Jurmala City entry fee payment for services via SMS 23/08/2016
525 Acquisition of Holographic security labels. 22/08/2016
526 Fire safety automatic alarm service Ludza local authority buildings 17/08/2016
527 IP telephone services 16/08/2016
528 "New SUVs delivery Pargaujas municipality police purposes" 12/08/2016
529 For ammunition 12/08/2016
530 Video Surveillance System Expansion Tukums 09/08/2016
531 Automatic fire detection and alarm system installation and warranty maintenance 09/08/2016
532 Passenger bus acquisition Svente Parish administration needs 08/08/2016
533 Road signs acquisition, deployment and installation coordination 03/08/2016
534 New or Little minibus, which is adapted to disabled people in wheelchairs for the transport, delivery Madona
county municipal social services
535 Access control system equipment delivery, assembly and installation 02/08/2016
536 Minibus (8 + 1) Purchase 01/08/2016
537 Inflatable rubber boats Purchase 01/08/2016
538 Pet passports (up to 30 000 pcs.) Production and delivery 01/08/2016
539 Plastic card printer printing Purchase 29/07/2016
540 Unit of land cadastral surveying 26/07/2016
542 Plastic helmets purchase of state reserves State Police needs 25/07/2016
543 State limited liability company "Ministry of Real Estate" (ZMNI) drainage Cadastral Geographic Information
System Maintenance
544 Bus (19 + 1 seat) Purchase Kandava administrative agency for education needs 22/07/2016
545 "Bus (19 + 1 seat) Purchase Kandava administrative agency for education needs" 22/07/2016
546 Wheeled tractor loader - excavator, according to the technical specifications, delivery PSIA "Norma K" road service
547 Vehicle Purchase of the State Police needs 19/07/2016
548 THALES Riga, Eagles and Cirava surveillance radar antenna metalkontrukciju state general inspection and
tightening screw
549 Working clothes and footwear,
550 "Energy efficiency measures Koknese boarding school - development center Koknese Koknese parish financed by
the ERDF operational program" Growth and Employment "objective of the aid 4.2.2.specifiska" According to the
municipal integrated development programs, promote energy efficiency and renewable energy use in municipal
buildings "within".
551 Diesel generators and electrical switchgear delivery and installation 18/07/2016
552 Video surveillance system expansion installation works in Daugavpils 18/07/2016
553 Connectivity ship Automatic Identification System and Safe Sea Net system operation of the JSF WHEN needs (2
554 Software requirements specification development of the National Visa Information System (NVIS) software
improvement and NVIS Invitation registry establishment
555 Access control systems and video surveillance systems supply and installation of Jelgava court 11/07/2016
556 On forest road "Detour," "Perdejas path", "Altitude road", "lake road", "cartwheels road" construction project
development in Latgale region
557 Entrance access control and accounting systems catering rental with option to buy 11/07/2016
558 Bus Purchase of alterations Ogre municipal needs 11/07/2016
559 For the purchase of jackets 11/07/2016
560 Personal protective equipment acquisition 07/07/2016
561 Purchase of equipment for state reserves State Fire and rescue services 06/07/2016
562 The right to operate the construction project design and contract supervision object "Grain Street, Sea Street and
the reconstruction the reconstruction of the intersection to improve traffic safety in Liepaja"
563 Minibus delivery Limbai and Salacgriva county sports school 06/07/2016
564 Innovative collector coins (hereinafter - the coin), production and supply of Latvian banks in accordance with the competition regulations (hereinafter - Regulations) Technical Specification (Annex 1 to the Statute) and in the draft contract (Appendix 3) as prescribed. The coin's design projects and technical drawings, interested suppliers may be obtained by contacting the 6.5 of the Regulation. referred to a contact. 05/07/2016
565 Tractor hanging agro-technical mechanisms for the purchase of Strenci nursery 05/07/2016
566 Purchase of minibuses Rezekne City Council needs 05/07/2016
567 Laboratory furniture delivery 04/07/2016
568 Baggage x-ray equipment acquisition court house in Riga 04/07/2016
569 Application of horizontal road signs 01/07/2016
570 Procurement object is 6 (six) new M2 and 8 (eight) new M3-class public transport bus adequate supply. 28/06/2016
571 For a new category M2 and M3 the supply of buses for public passenger transport 28/06/2016
572 Construction of walkways along the streets of Riga, between Rural Street to School Street, Rauna, Raunas parish,
Rauna county
573 Unified access control system construction 27/06/2016
574 Railway and Postal street crossing (Station Square) Rebuilding Plavinas, Plavinu region 27/06/2016
575 Metal bed Purchase 27/06/2016
576 Riga HPP reservoirs of hydraulic structures of the complex defenses increase in adjacent rural areas to protect
against flooding project "Riga HPP reservoirs Ikskiles 1.poldera of protecting pik. 29/41 - 36/42 renewal "and" Riga
HPP reservoirs Ogre 2.poldera of protecting pik. 00/00 - 11/05 the restoration of "public works construction
577 Daugavpils Malinovas district road no. 70-10 "Truss - Pine" Fri 0100-1100 maintenance work 27/06/2016
578 Bus Purchase of alterations Ogre municipal needs 27/06/2016
579 Tractor with front loader 22/06/2016
580 Access control system supply and installation 21/06/2016
581 Purchase of minibuses Rezekne City Council needs 21/06/2016
582 "Construction project development ramp creation of environmental accessibility opposite Kuldigas street 23 (4 places) and Castle
Street near Call Street (1 place), Ventspils'
583 Video surveillance equipment delivery and installation in Valmiera 21/06/2016
584 Purchase of jackets 20/06/2016
585 New tractor trailer Purchase 20/06/2016
586 Automatic fire detection and alarm systems and security alarm system in a Park Street 3, Lubana 20/06/2016
587 Diesel supply or purchase of diesel by vouchers.
588 Standard and non-standard packaging of compact transformer substations supply JSC "distribution network".
Compact transformer substations purchased
589 Study of available solutions and unified data protocol for exchange of information with smart meters 05/06/2016
590 Video surveillance management system and video surveillance system defects, maintenance and repair.
591 Pilnsejas head collar, hat and battle shirt sewing.
592 "Motorola SmartZone" radio stations (APCO 25 (P25) standard programmable digital radio), the purchase of software and accessories. 01/06/2016
593 Reconstruction of water treatment devices. 31/05/2016
594 Sensor supply. 30/05/2016
595 Mobile CCTV complex maintenance and repair.
596 Truck with winter service equipment acquisition. 24/05/2016
597 Navigation simulator purchase, installation, staff training in use and maintenance. 24/05/2016
598 For arms, ammunition and equipment delivery Latvian Bank Protection Board. 24/05/2016
599 Armaments acquisition.
600 Young Guards field uniform of boots purchased.
601 Delivery of ammunition to 3 years. 12/05/2016
602 And directional antenna systems and radio monitoring system modernization.
603 Latvian Republic dedicated to 100 anniversary of gold collector coins (hereinafter - the coin), production and supply of Latvian banks in accordance with the competition regulations (hereinafter - Regulations) Technical Specification (Annex 1 to the Statute) and in the draft contract (Appendix 3) as prescribed 10/05/2016
604 Vehicle state registration number plates of centralized manufacturing and accounting systems development and maintenance, license plate production and delivery. 02/05/2016
605 Traffic lights components and accessories supply. 27/04/2016
606 Local compensation transformer supply JSC "distribution network". 26/04/2016
607 EMA Service ambulance dispatching solution maintenance. 25/04/2016
608 330 kV overhead lines LNr.355 Valmiera-Plavinas lightning cable replacement in 2016.
609 Land vehicle maintenance and repair. 12/04/2016
610 Protective equipment and equipment purchased.
611 Overalls delivery State Police needs.Special clothing and accessories 06/04/2016
612 Helicopter Mi-17 LAF 103 overhaul.
613 ID card printer and material acquisition LNB reader card making 26/02/2016
614 20kV transmission line route external borders marking and tagging of trees / surveying the protective 25/02/2016
615 Intelligent electricity meter with GPRS modems. 00/00/0000
616 The purchase of ozolnieki municipality Ektroenerģij municipality and its institutions and departments for two years at a fixed price. 00/00/0000
617 Endoscopy equipment rental. 00/00/0000
618 Forest fire truck delivery. 00/00/0000
619 Two buses of stopiņi municipality municipal needs. 00/00/0000
620 Flight provisioning services (including airports, air navigation services and the hotel) and aviation fuel (Jet A 1) acquisition of European airports (5 years). 00/00/0000
621 Preparation of the voter registry of the municipal election in 2017, and the maintenance of three years. 00/00/0000
622 The average radius of transport-operating aircraft with special equipment-service (4 years). 00/00/0000
623 The acquisition of passenger vehicles of the national police. 00/00/0000
624 Specialized off-road forest fire car delivery. 00/00/0000
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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:
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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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.


    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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