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OMB to standardize government authentication

SSN Staff  - 
09/01/2003

WASHINGTON - The Office of Management and Budget has asked government chief information officers not to buy authentication or identity management technologies without getting the green light from either the E-Authentication team or the Federal Identity and Credentialing Committee.

The decision to rein in spending on authentication technologies came after a survey of government departments found that more than $160 million was earmarked for potentially inconsistent authentication and identity-management technologies.

Understanding limits makes biometrics easier to implement

The market sees an uptick in more security systems marrying traditional access control with biometric technology
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09/01/2003

A need to take security to the next level has given rise to the increased integration of biometric options with new and existing access control systems.

Where in the early days of biometrics the systems were often viewed as competitors or substitutes for traditional access control, today the focus is on making the best use of multiple components to serve diverse security needs.

Vistascape tests system along U.S. border

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09/01/2003

ATLANTA - Video surveillance software company Vista-scape Security Systems has garnered its largest contract to date in a pilot project that will test the company’s system along a 12-mile stretch between the Mexico and United States border.

The project marks the first border application for Vistascape’s software, which integrates with an existing surveillance system and helps manage data.

The fall conference season kicks-off

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

Back-to-back conferences include the ASIS International event in New Orleans and National Summit on Security in Washington

This year’s fall conferences are expected to be exciting events, both in the interest drawn from attending and exhibiting security companies and the opportunities to meet new people.

For the first time, Security Systems News has put together a combined ASIS International and National Summit on Security pre-show issue.

Strategic Vista names Katz to head Digimerge

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

TORONTO, Ontario - Strategic Vista International Inc. has appointed Len Katz as president and chief operating officer of its Digimerge Technologies Inc.

The right response

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

Sonitrol central aids police in foiling burglary attempt

HIALEAH, Fla. - A monitored Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale system installed at South Florida tobacco retailer Tobacco King alerted police to three burglars attempting to break into the store through the roof.

Primary Image changes name

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

ORLANDO, Fla. - Last month, Primary Image, a developer of digital video recorders, changed its name to PI Vision Inc.

Weapons, war experts highlight ASIS International sessions

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

NEW ORLEANS - Terrorism, war and the costs of both on the United States and the world will be explored in two keynote addresses to be held at this year’ ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits, held Sept. 15 to 18 at the Ernest N.

Court OKs lawsuit against firm

SSN Staff  - 
08/01/2003

MUNCIE, Ind. - Nearly six years after a liquor store clerk was abducted and killed, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled that his family can file a lawsuit against Tri-Etch Inc.

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