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DHS tries to block counterfeit certificates

The Department of Science and Technology of the Department of Homeland Security is trying to block counterfeiting to prevent false certificates and licenses issued by the Customs and Border Protection, the Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Administration for the Security of transport. The current paper-based issuing processes of the agencies are often "non-interoperable and subject to loss, destruction, forgery and counterfeiting", said the DHS.

S & T is looking for solutions that address one or more of the following technical topics:

  1. Issuance and verification certificates, licenses and certificates.
  2. Archiving and management of certificates, licenses and certificates.
  3. Decentralized and derived personal identity verification credentials.

The agency wants counter-fraud solutions that address the challenges of interoperability and management of the business lifecycle and present a high degree of usability. They must also be based on standards.

"This potential for the development of" walled gardens "or closed technology platforms that do not support common standards for security, privacy and data exchange would limit the growth and availability of a competitive market of diversified and interoperable solutions", according to solicitation.

DHS has issued the Other Transition Solicitation through its Silicon Valley innovation program, which uses a simplified application and a pitch process for startup companies with valid technologies.

S & T will hold a day of business on December 11th in Menlo Park, California. Applications will be accepted in rotation with the final deadline of 23 May 2019.

Read the full solicitation here.

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Prior to joining GCN, Friedman was a reporter for Gambling Compliance, covering state issues related to casinos, lotteries and fantastic sports. He also wrote for Communications Daily and Washington Internet Daily on state telecommunications and cloud computing. Friedman graduated from Ithaca College, where he studied journalism, politics and international communications.

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