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Miley Cyrus Fans Petition the White House for a New National Anthem

Nextgov.com News Articles - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 2:09pm
More than 300 people have signed on to replace "The Star-Spangled Banner" with "Party in the USA."
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Digital Innovations Help Deliver News Under Repressive Regimes

Nextgov.com News Articles - Fri, 06/14/2013 - 3:24pm
Broadcasting Board of Governors showcases tech to bypass foreign censors.
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Cosponsor.gov Lets You Upvote the Bills You Want Passed

Nextgov.com News Articles - Wed, 06/05/2013 - 9:17am
It's the Facebook Like for legislation.
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Meet Jennifer Pahlka: She Wants to Reboot the Way You Work

Nextgov.com News Articles - Thu, 05/30/2013 - 5:47pm
The founder of Code for America will soon become the deputy U.S. chief technology officer.
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How Facebook’s IPO was bungled by Nasdaq’s computers

Nextgov.com News Articles - Thu, 05/30/2013 - 11:37am
A glitch in the exchange's computer system botched the social network's public offering
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The Future of Brick-and-Mortar Retailers? Turning Into Data Centers

Nextgov.com News Articles - Fri, 05/24/2013 - 1:23pm
At least, that's one thing Sears is trying out.
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What Google's X Lab Is Cooking Up Next

Nextgov.com News Articles - Thu, 05/23/2013 - 4:32pm
The company's secretive research office working on a number of neat tech innovations
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Video: Jon Stewart Rips Senators for Letting Apple Off Easy on Corporate Taxes

Nextgov.com News Articles - Thu, 05/23/2013 - 11:52am
‘There is nothing Apple can do to get us mad at them,’ comedian jokes.
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How Feds Fail

Nextgov.com News Articles - Mon, 05/20/2013 - 3:45pm
The way in which innovations miss the mark can be as important as how they succeed.
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Not All Data Are Equal

Nextgov.com News Articles - Mon, 05/13/2013 - 12:33pm
The government’s next job is to figure out which data is most valuable, reliable.
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There’s Nowhere Cooler Than Here

Nextgov.com News Articles - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 8:05am
A former federal IT executive reflects on whether government service can be ‘cool.’
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Episode 107: Changing landscape for smart card manufacturers

SecureIDNews - Mon, 05/06/2013 - 9:11am

Smart card manufacturers are changing their focus from producing cards to software and services, says Jean-Noel Georges, global program director at Frost & Sullivan. Regarding ID’s Gina Jordan spoke with him about the changing market and where smart card manufacturers are focusing their energy.



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Optical Document Security conference calls for papers

SecureIDNews - Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:08am

The Optical Security and Counterfeit Deterrence Technologies conference is looking for presentations looking at the technical aspects of optical security for the January 2014 conference. The conference offers a platform to researchers, developers, manufacturers and users of security to present their findings, new developments and new work on a technical and scientific level.

Many developments in banknote and identity document security have first been unveiled at this conference, with development and commercialization partnerships often resulting. With its restricted attendance by industry specialists it is a well-suited forum to announce bleeding edge technologies.

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Facial recognition software precision still off

SecureIDNews - Wed, 05/01/2013 - 9:36am

After the Boston Marathon bombings, investigators had images of the two men believed to be responsible for the attack; however, facial recognition software couldn’t help identify the pair. Real humans had to make the match.

As reported in the Boston Globe, even though pictures of Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were in government databases, facial recognition software couldn’t take the fuzzy images from the marathon site and match them against an image such as a photo for a driver’s license.

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ICMA’s top five trends in card manufacturing

SecureIDNews - Tue, 04/30/2013 - 2:26pm

By Al Vrancart, Founder Emeritus and Industry Advisor, International Card Manufacturers Association

With the card manufacturing industry constantly evolving, there are particular areas of the industry that offer the most growth potential in 2013. These trends will directly affect how card manufacturers and personalizers conduct business today and will shape the future of the industry.

Consider these top five growth trends:

Government/Health: This market segment has a diverse array of plastic card applications including national ID, driver licenses, passport cards, social benefits and public and private health care cards. New card technologies, government imposed ID standards and security and fraud issues and concerns are driving growth in this segment. These cards are becoming more technologically sophisticated and expensive. There were 2.3 billion cards manufactured in this segment in 2012, according to ICMA’s 2012 Global Market Statistics Report.

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Slides from April 24 IAB meeting online now

SecureIDNews - Tue, 04/30/2013 - 2:13pm

The April meeting of the influential Government Smart Card Interagency Advisory Board (IAB) was recently held in Washington D.C. FIPS201.com was on hand to cover the event and has provided, as a service to the IAB and the smart card community, an audio recording of the presentations. Click on the link below to access a list of audio and accompanying PowerPoint slides (in pdf format).

Visit FIPS201.com to hear the presentations and view the slides.  

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Spring 2013 Regarding ID Magazine available via interactive PDF viewer

SecureIDNews - Mon, 04/29/2013 - 10:31am

AVISIAN Publishing is pleased to announce the release of the interactive version of the spring 2013 issue of Regarding ID.

The interactive feature enables a miniature mode that you can thumb through as well as a full screen mode that allows you to read the magazine as if it were on the desk in front of you.

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Frost & Sullivan: The three-headed monster of the smart card industry

SecureIDNews - Mon, 04/29/2013 - 8:42am

The smart card industry is dominated by three major players — Gemalto, Oberthur and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D)— with each jockeying for peak position to capture the market.

A recent report from Frost & Sullivan reveals the current state of the market and the moves being made by its top competitors.

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Q: Iran Nuclear Probe Must Advance, IAEA Chief Says

Nextgov.com News Articles - Fri, 04/26/2013 - 4:53pm
The International Atomic Energy Agency since early 2012 has convened nine meetings on the stalled inquiry.
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Equifax identity proofing platform achieves LOA 3

SecureIDNews - Fri, 04/26/2013 - 9:12am

Identity authentication and fraud mitigation service provider, Equifax, has revealed that its identity proofing platform has achieved FICAM Level of Assurance 3 (LOA3). Equifax’s solution has also been named an Identity Proofing Component member of the SAFE-BioPharma Trust Framework.

Equifax’s FICAM Assurance Level 3 demonstrates the company’s ability to protect user identities and agency data, while also working to reduce loss associated with fraud, waste and abuse.

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