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HID Global wins GSN award for biometric identification solution


HID Global announced that the company and its integration partner, DGM Sistemas LDA (DGM) has received Government Security News (GSN) Magazine’s Most Notable National ID Card Program award for its biometric identification solution.

HID Global and DGM collaborated on developing a critical proof-of-identity infrastructure that has enabled Angola to fully restore social services and other citizen programs over the past decade.

The award is part of GSN’s second annual Airport, Seaport and Border Security Awards competition, which celebrates the accomplishments of technology companies, government agencies, scientists and executives, transportation and law enforcement agencies and the many others whose technologies ensure the security of citizens on land, sea and at borders.

“We are honored to receive this award, and to share it with our long-time partner DGM,” said Rob Haslam, VP of government ID solutions at HID Global. “We are also humbled by the government of Angola’s accomplishments with this solution. They’ve used it to steadily re-build the fabric of their economy while providing the legal cornerstones of identity that ensures citizens can receive the services they need to dramatically improve their daily lives.”

HID Global and DGM partnered with the Angolan government’s Ministry of Justice to implement a biometric identification solution that enables government officials to securely issue an ID to each citizen in less than an hour, either at established centers or via mobile units that are deployed to remote areas.

The national ID card, which stores both the citizen’s personal and biometric identification data, uses HID Global’s optical security media (OSM) technology to prevent counterfeiting and tampering while facilitating quick and accurate authentication in the field.

HID Global provides the program’s ID cards as well as a decentralized personalization solution that includes hundreds of secure ID card printer/encoder systems.

The company also established a center with DGM in Luanda, Angola for ongoing technology service and support.

Previously reported, John Fenske, Vice President of Product Marketing at HID Global recently shared with Campus Safety magazine five key trends he believes will impact the access control security marketplace.

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