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Richard Clarke Addresses Smart Card Industry, Sees Government Use of Smart Cards as Step to Widespread Corporate Use

Adoption Grows with U.S., Canada Shipments to Top 100 Million in 2004, Industry Estimates PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/–Former national security advisor Richard Clarke sees Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 driving smart card use across the federal government and speeding adoption by enterprises, according to remarks made in a keynote address at the Smart…
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Smart Card Alliance Fall Annual Conference Presents Outstanding Smart Card Achievement Awards

Dan Cunningham, DoD Defense Manpower Data Center and Axalto Honored Smart Card Alliance Annual Conference, San Francisco, October 20, 2004–The Smart Card Alliance last night presented its OSCA awards for outstanding individual and organization achievement in the smart card industry for North America during its annual conference. The OSCA award judges honored Dan Cunningham as…
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Smart Card Alliance Fall Annual Conference Program Spotlights Innovation

Smart Card Alliance Annual Conference, San Francisco, October 19, 2004–The Smart Card Alliance today announced new board of directors members and its seven-member 2005 executive committee. The Alliance’s new board of directors held elections of its executive committee at the organization’s annual conference in San Francisco. The executive committee will lead and direct Alliance activities…
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Smart Card Alliance Announces New Board Leadership for 2005

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/, Smart Card Alliance Annual Conference–The Smart Card Alliance today announced new board of directors members and its seven-member 2005 executive committee. The Alliance’s new board of directors held elections of its executive committee at the organization’s annual conference in San Francisco. The executive committee will lead and direct Alliance activities…
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Smart Card Alliance Invites Nominations for Outstanding Smart Card Achievement Awards

Princeton Junction, NJ, August 6, 2004–The Smart Card Alliance today announced that it would begin accepting nominations for the organization’s Outstanding Smart Card Achievement (OSCA) awards. The Alliance will present three separate OSCAs recognizing those who have significantly impacted and influenced the market for smart cards in North America. The awards will be presented at…
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Smart Card Alliance Adds 21 Members

Security Fastest Growing Sector among New Member Companies Princeton Junction, N.J., June 14, 2004–The Smart Card Alliance today announced that 21 new members have joined the multi-industry organization working to accelerate the acceptance of smart card technology. Smart cards continue to attract influential adopters in the U.S. for identity credentials and data security and privacy….
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Smart Card Alliance Hosts Teleconference on Merchant, Consumer and Issuer Benefits of Contactless Payment

Princeton Junction, NJ, June 9, 2004–Executives from the retail and payments industries are invited to join a live interactive teleconference presentation on “Contactless Payments: Delivering Merchant and Consumer Benefits” hosted by the Smart Card Alliance. The SmartTalk Teleconference will be held July 22, 2004 at 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. Attendees must pre-register for the…
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Smart Cards Continue to Draw Influential Adopters for Access Control and IT Security

CardTech/SecurTech, Washington, D.C., April 27th, 2004–Smart cards continue to draw influential adopters in the U.S. for IT security, access control and identity credentials, the Smart Card Alliance reports as CardTech/SecurTech, the industry’s largest conference and exhibition, kicks off today in Washington, D.C. “One notable example is Microsoft, who has standardized on smart cards for network…
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Speed, Convenience of Contactless Payments Lead to Quantifiable Merchant Benefits Says Smart Card Alliance Report

Princeton Junction, NJ, April 20, 2004–Speed and convenience top a long list of contactless payment benefits that appeal to consumers, merchants and issuers according to a new report from the Smart Card Alliance. Of particular interest to merchants and issuers is that these advantages translate into quantifiable business benefits. The new Alliance report, “Contactless Payments:…