Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

The anatomy of a social security number

Friday, August 1, 2003

The nine-digit number has been used since 1936 to track a person’s wages for the purpose of accruing benefits within the Social Security Administration. The number has three sections: 

Government Cites Policies and Standards Behind Broader Use of Smart Cards

Tuesday, July 22, 2003

Princeton Junction, NJ, July 21st – The United States government is today making broad use of smart card technology and is headed toward a single smart card identity credential for all federal employees. To ensure these smart IDs work across all of the government, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) established a new committee, the Federal Identity and Credential Committee (FICC), one of the many policy and standards topics discussed at the Smart Card Alliance Government Conference and Expo held last week in Arlington, VA. 

Fargo Electronics and ImageWare Systems Enter Into Strategic Distribution Agreement

Tuesday, July 22, 2003

MINNEAPOLIS (July 22, 2003) – Fargo Electronics, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRGO) and ImageWare Systems, Inc. (AMEX:IW) have entered into an agreement that will establish Fargo as a master distributor of ImageWare’s off-the-shelf photo ID badge design and management software. ImageWare develops software solutions for the creation of secure photo IDs and credentials that are used for driver’s licenses, passports, national IDs, secure access control and more. Fargo creates innovative printing systems that personalize plastic identification cards, complete with digital images and text, lamination and electronically encoded information. 

Visa Announces New Smart Card as Chip Card Prices Continue to Drop; Entry-level GlobalPlatform Card Now Available To Visa Banks For $1.98

Monday, July 21, 2003

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 21, 2003–Visa International announced today the launch of a new smart card product costing just US$1.98 and has further reduced the costs of a range of card products launched under the Visa Smart Breakthrough Card program. The price reductions mean that Visa smart card costs have fallen up to 40 per cent since the start of the program in 2000, helping to drive the global adoption of the next generation of payment products. 

U.S. BANK PARTNERS WITH GONZAGA UNIVERSITY ON ITS MULTI-USE IDENTIFICATION CARD

Thursday, July 17, 2003

SPOKANE, Wash. (July 17, 2003) – Gonzaga University has chosen U.S. Bank to be its bank partner for the school’s multi-use identification card.

The identification card already allows Gonzaga’s 5,400 students and 800 faculty and staff members to use photocopy machines, check out resources from campus libraries, purchase meals without cash, and have dorm access. The new card can also be used as a U.S. Bank ATM card on and off campus and at many Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals in the United States starting August 2003.

“We are excited about the partnership between Gonzaga University and U.S. Bank because of the convenience it will provide our students, faculty, and staff,” said Chuck Murphy, vice president of finance for Gonzaga University.

“The Campusbank Card program is an extension of a long-standing relationship between
U.S. Bank and Gonzaga University,” said Bob Wigren, president of U.S. Bank in Spokane/North Central Washington.

Gonzaga University is a private, four-year comprehensive university. It is owned and operated by the Society of Jesus, the Jesuit order of the Catholic Church. Gonzaga’s educational philosophy is based on the 450-year Ignatian model that aims to educate the whole person – mind, body and spirit – an integration of science and art, faith and reason, action and contemplation. At Gonzaga, “cura personalis,” or care for the individual, is its guiding theme.

U.S. Bank is one of the top student banking institutions in the nation, providing a comprehensive line of student banking products including campus ID card programs, student loans, Internet banking, U.S. Bank student checking and savings, and Visa Buxx® prepaid spending cards. The U.S. Bank web site usbank.com/studentbanking offers a full array of student banking products, services and paying for college information as well as a powerful scholarship search engine.

 

AMERICAN EXPRESS EXPANDS AVAILABILITY OF NEW CONTACTLESS PAYMENT PRODUCT

Wednesday, July 16, 2003

ExpressPay from American Express Offers Convenient and Hassle-Free Alternative to Cash

 

Blackboard reaches settlement with hacker duo

Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Washington, DC - July 16, 2003 - Blackboard has announced a settlement with Billy Hoffman and Virgil Griffith relating to the lawsuit filed previously by Blackboard.  The full settlement statement appears below but includes the following highlights: