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The long awaited announcement of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) RFP award was made this month. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) awarded the U.S. $12 million contract for the project’s “prototype phase” to BearingPoint.
The biometric-enabled contactless card is getting another boost from the successful trial at the Quantico Marine Corps base, where a system merging the new with the old has been underway since last year. Contributing editor Andy Williams examines Quantico’s experience.
So you’ve heard people talking about FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria, but you can’t seem to get a comprehensive explanation of what these things are? In this article, John Morris, president and co-founder of Corsec Security, cuts through the jargon, and explores these key security-product certifications.
A new handheld reader from Datastrip is likely to make the wish list of every well-equipped security and identity management professional. Not only will it handle biometrics, it will also read smart cards, contactless cards, and even traditional mag stripes and bar codes.
The fact is that even organizations using top of the line ID cards and processes for regular populations often use lax procedures for visitors. A non-personalized “Guest” badge and a paper sign-in sheet are weak indicators of a person’s right to access a secure location. Averys’ paper-based ID system produces badges with the visitor’s color photo, barcode, plus a digital log.
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