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SIA: Biometric ID cards 'sound policy' for immigration

June 12, 2013Rich Miller

WASHINGTON—With immigration reform gaining momentum in Congress, the Security Industry Association is calling on lawmakers to approve biometrics on identity cards to ensure the highest level of security at U.S. entry points.A hearing on S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, was scheduled this week in the Senate. If the bill passes it would then go to the House, where the debate over immigration reform has been more fractious.Marcus Dunn, director...

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School security funding dealt setback as part of gun-control bill

April 17, 2013Rich Miller

WASHINGTON—Legislation to provide $40 million a year to improve security in the nation's schools has bipartisan support, but it was dealt a blow after the Senate rejected an amendment to which it was linked: expanded background checks on gun purchases.The School Safety Enhancements Act of 2013 would authorize federal funding for state, local and tribal governments to improve security at elementary and secondary schools. Grants could be used to install metal detectors and surveillance equipment,...

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Accenture receives TSA contract

November 26, 2012SSN Staff

ARLINGTON, Va.—Accenture Federal Services, a consulting and technology services company, received a five-year contract from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration to create identity management and credentialing system processes for those working at secure areas throughout the TSA system, according to a company statement. The new credentialing process will consolidate identities into one system over time, which will increase consistency of information across multiple programs and provide...

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