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GSN Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Program recognizes achievements in biometrics


Government Security News recently announced the winners and finalists in its 2014 Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Program, which included achievements by some of the top players in the biometrics field.

Iris technology firm IRIS ID took the award for winner of Best Biometric Identification/Authentication Facility in the category for access control and identification.

Also under the Access Control/Identification category, identity management security firm Entrust was named winner of the “Best ePassport Solution”.

In the category for detection solutions, Global Elite was named winner of the Best Security Checkpoint Solution (persons, baggage, parcels), while Morpho Trust was a finalist.

GSN asked a panel of judges to thoroughly analyze all the entries to provide a fair assessment of every nomination and determine an overall winner.

These judges included Chuck Brooks, Xerox VP of homeland security and head of the two largest homeland security discussion groups on LinkedIn; Ralston MacDonnell, CEO of MacDonnell, an engineering, consulting and training firm in Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Janice Kephart, founder of the Secure Identity and Biometrics Association, frequent advisor to Congress on biometrics, and BiometricUpdate.com blogger.

The GSN website outlines the complete roster of award winners and finalists.

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