Since leaving his post as deputy secretary of defense, Hamre has become a professional board member with a knack for picking controversial and compromised companies. He sits on the boards of ITT Industries, Inc., ChoicePoint, Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) and the MITRE Corporation – the last thre exposed for degrees of inepitude, fraud or graft that compromise American security.
Hamre spent his early career working on defense budgets at the Congressional Budget Office and the Senate Armed Services Committee. In 1997, he was promoted to U.S. deputy secretary of defense. He left government in 2000 to join the Center for Strategic & International Studies. CSIS is a strong supporter of the Saudi government.
SAIC, which Hamre joined in 2005, was hired by the FBI in June 2001 to create a computer network for the agency. After five years and $170 million the FBI discovered that SAIC’s system was riddled with failures. According to the Washington Post, “the system delivered by SAIC was so incomplete and unusable that it left the FBI with little choice but to scuttle the effort altogether.” Today, agents still rely on the same paper system used since the 1930s. But the FBI debacle hasn’t hurt the company or Hamre’s finances: SAIC came in 5th on Washington Technology’s list of top defense contractors, with $4.3 billion dollars from federal contracts in 2007.
Since 2002, Hamre has been a director of ChoicePoint, where he chairs the company’s privacy committee. In 2005, ChoicePoint mistakenly sold the personal financial records, military records, and social security numbers of more than 163,000 consumers to inadequately vetted fake businesses. The mistake resulted in at least 750 cases of attempted identity theft. The FTC accused ChoicePoint of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act, despite getting subpoenas from federal government since 2001 alerting it to fraudulent activities. In 2006, the company paid $15 million to settle the FTC claims.
ChoicePoint’s mistakes pre-date the subpoenas. In 2000, ChoicePoint complied the faulty list of 94,000 "felons" purged from Florida’s voter rolls before the presidential election.
Choicepoint uses the Sybase software program for its data-mining operations. Winston Partners, co-founded by Marvin Bush, owns a large portion of Sybase. Choicepoint and Sybase provide programs for many of the world’s financial companies to comply with the Patriot Act’s requirements.
Federal agencies have spent at least $117 million on contracts with ChoicePoint since the company's inception in 1997, according to procurement data stored by the U.S. General Services Administration. The company has worked on many high-level government projects, including tracking the 19 al Qaida bombers responsible for the September 11 attacks.
Hamre also sits on the board at ITT Industries Inc., which is relatively scandal-free. The company is a top contractor, coming in 16th on the Washington Technology list with $865,350,426 from federal contracts in 2005.
He is on the board of MITRE, which shared offices with the FAA and Ptech before September 11. Ptech, an information technology company, supplied software to many government agencies before September 11 including the FBI and the Pentagon. In 2002, it was raided by government officials, which suspected the company of being a terrorist financer. Saudi founder Yassen Al Qadi is a designated terror financer who funneled $3 million to Osama bin Laden.
In 2002, Hamre co-authored the President's Commission on the Future of the US Aerospace Industry - Final Report: Anyone, Anything, Anytime, Anywhere. He was also a member of the exercise staff of Operation Dark Winter, a bio-terror attack simulation conducted in June 2001.
* “Feds probe IT sector links to al-Qaeda,” Computerworld, 12/9/02.
* “$170 Million Bought FBI an Unusable Computer System,” Washington Post, 8/18/06.
* “2006 Top 100 List,” Washington Technology, 5/15/06.
* “Government Employing Brokers as Data Posse,” The Palm Beach Post, 4/24/2005.
* “Officials Wary of Felon Purge,” St. Petersburg Times, 5/19/2004.
People, Companies, and Others Supporting World ID card aka "National ID card [FROM 2005]Source
List for research, will expand with time and you'll find many of these companies have been purchased by Choicepoint. There are many who support NID's because they will benefit financially in big ways. As we move on with this, we'll have a pretty good web of people.
Choicepoint of course:
Alternate Names for Choicepoint: Pinkerton Services Group, Attest National Drug Testing Inc. (Merger) , IntelliSys Inc , DBT Online Inc., Magnify, Inc., i2, a Cambridge, England-based global provider of visual investigative and link analysis software for intelligence, law enforcement, military and large commercial applications; Priority Data Systems, InsurQuote, Inc., ProID Voice, Investigation Technologies, LLC-Rapsheets which Strengthens Online Criminal Search Capabilities, ScreenNow Financial, ADREM Profiles, Inc, Superior Information Services, LLC, and Charles Jones, LLC, Service Abstract Corp.,iMapData Inc, Templar Corporation, Applicant Screening And Processing, and many, many more!
Here's an important one for the NID:
ChoicePoint, Inc.and Digimarc Team to Provide Verification Solutions for the Driver License Market
12 Datamining Company
Price Waterhouse Coopers
BTI Employee Screening
National Data Retrieval
Systems Research and Development Company
More to come, but maybe someone can dig the dirt on some of the folks who run these companies and keep tabs on where they go in this game of musical data companies.
__________________________________________________________Yeah, that'd be Dr. Joseph Atick, eh?
Another little tidbit from No Place to Hide was Aticks discovery/invention of the skin print. I should've stuck a bookmark on that page of the book, to make sure there isn't another Atick to watch. But his early claim to fame was face recognition. But he's expanded his orginal company (whose name I now forget) mostly by acquisitions of other biometric companies, and I guess changed the name along the way to Identix.
BTW, there isn't a whole lot in that Google search, but there is a patent, which I didn't look at.
I'm not much in the mood for research tonight, but mining a Google search for "face recognition" brings up some ads, and I'd guess most of those companies are in favor of RealID.
More companies that would love to see a NID who either have contracts, will be used for datamining, or already have something to do with it. I'll be adding some backround to each of these over time.- listed alphabetically for the most part:
Abacus Direct Corporation
Accurint and Accurint Law Enforcement
AFIS is an organization devoted to automated fingerprinting.
AAMVA.org- American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators- I've mentioned these folks in many threads
DataQuick List Service
American Data Resources
Applicant Screening And Processing
BehaviorTrack™- is a Video Intelligence Module™ designed to detect user-defined objects and their movements within a particular camera view (referred to as a region of interest)
Biometric Access Corporation- http://www.biometricaccess.com/
Where you are the key!
CLUE (Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange) -Part of Choicepoint as are some others.
Check out anything related to Casinos as they tend to share all of their information and tools with the government.
Civitas Group- http://www.civitasgroup.com/
provides help to Homeland security
CRONUS- TransUnion Credit Reporting Online Network Utility System
DBT online- Choicepoint puppet Database Technologies
Experian Marketing Service
Faceit- Identix, INC-FaceIt® ARGUS Features and Benefits:
Integrates into any size CCTV system and easily expands as cameras are added.
Central database administration provides ease of data sharing and management.
Overcomes human inability to recognize large numbers of unfamiliar faces and distraction in control room environments.
FinCEN- Fincancial Crimes Enforcement Network- Detroit
Hicks and Associates
IBIS- Identification based information system
InfoBase® TeleSource-Contact Your Customers with Confidence
Information Exploitation Initiative
Then there's Fair, Isaac, and Co.
The head honcho as Systems Research & Development Corp. is Jeff Jonas.
JRIES- Joint Regional Information Exchange System
LEIN- Law Enforcement Information Network
LexisNexis Special Services, INC.
McLarty Management Company
Naviant- bought by Equifax
Yes Fair Isaac- big time bastards!
Orion Scientific Systems- SRA International, INC.- Big work with government.
TARGUSinfo -exists for one purpose: Providing intelligence delivered in real-time about the people that are contacting you — bringing all of your transactions to life.
Pinkerton Services Group/Securitas Security Services USA, INC
Proactive Exploitation Group (PEG) - Works on Terrorist Financing Operations Section (TFOS) with FBI and other Fed agencies.
R.L. Polk and Company
Raytheon Communications-Raytheon Awarded Intelligence System Contract by the Massachusetts State Police.
SafeTzone System- RFID, amusement parks, lost kids and things
SAIC- SAIC Named 2005 Homeland Security Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan
SAMSys Tech.- Passive RFID Readers
SearchSpace- The Searchspace solution has been developed to interpret every transaction, dollar or non dollar, as it occurs and assess whether it represents a risk or an opportunity to your business. Solutions * Anti Money Laundering * Fraud Management
* Operational Risk * Event Based Marketing
Biometrica Systems, Inc.
Surveillance Information Network (SIN)
SRDS Direct Marketing
Systems Research and Development Company- offers radio frequency
identification systems for supply chain management
Transcore- EZ pass type things: TransCore is also a leader in the field of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and provides traffic management systems and services around the world. This means driving or moving about the country.
Verified Identity Pass, INC.
Viisage- other names too
* Acuity Market Intelligence
* AuthX Corporation
* Emerging Technology Services
* EPolymath Consulting
* Fulcrum Strategic Partners, Inc.
* Higgins & Associates International
* IDcrypt Solutions
* International Biometric Group, Inc.
* Optimum Biometric Labs
Biometric Middleware Providers
* BIO*GATE by Janus
Biometric Large Scale Storage Solutions
* Wam!net Government Services
* COMSEC Solutions
* Applied DNA Sciences
Biometric Vendors/Consultants (Finger Geometry)
* BioMet Partners, Inc.
Biometric Vendors/Consultants (Facial Recognition)
* AcSys Biometrics
* Cognitec Systems GmbH
* Dream Mirh
* Intelligent Vision Systems
* Universal Biometric
* Viisage Technology
* Visionsphere Technologies
* XID Technologies
* ZN Vision Technologies
Biometric Vendors/Consultants (Finger Imaging)
* Atmel Grenoble
* AuthenTec, Inc.
* Axis Software Pvt
* Bioenable Technologies
* Biometric Access Corp.
* Biometrics 2000
* Biometrics India
* Biometric Verification, Inc.
* Bio Security Technology
* BPI - Biometric Partners, Inc.
* Bromba GmbH
* Cambridge Neurodynamics
* Cogent Systems
* Cross Match Technologies, Inc.
* Darkwood Consulting
* Digital Persona
* East Shore Technologies
* Evive Tech
* Eyenetwatch, Ltd.
* Fingerprint Technologies
* Fingerprint USA
* Golwala Technologies
* IDeas International
* Identification Systems
* ImEdge - Edgelit Holography Fingerprint Imaging
* I/O Software, Inc
* ISA Automation (Only U)
* Lenel Systems
* Mantra Technologies
* Mentalix, Inc.
* Mitsubishi Electric Corp.
* Net-ID, Inc.
* Northrup Grumman
* Optel Research & Development
* Precise Biometrics
* Printrak International
* Printscan International
* Polaroid Corporation
* RaviRaj Technologies
* Sagem Morpho, Inc.
* Simple Technology
* Smiths Heimann Biometrics
* Spica International
* Startek Engineering, Inc.
* TBS North America
* ST Microelectronics
* TST Group
* Universal Biometric
* UNISYS, Inc
* Validity, Inc.
* Vitrix, Inc.
Biometric Vendors/Consultants (Handwriting)
* e-Com Asia Pacific
* Handwriting Recognition Group
* Quintet Signature Verification
* Security Biometrics
* Universal Biometric
Biometric Vendors/Consultants (Hand Geometry)
* Recognition Systems
* Sundial Time Systems
Biometric Vendors/Consultants (Hand Vascular Recognition)
* European Biometrics & Security
Biometric Vendors/Consultants (Iris Recognition)
* Argus Solutions
* LG Electronics
Biometric Vendors/Consultants (Keystroke Recognition)
* BioNet Systems
Biometric Vendors/Consultants (Retinal Recognition)
* Retinal Technologies
Biometric Vendors/Consultants (Voice Recognition)
* Configate Ltd.
* Intelitrak Technologies, Inc.
* J. Markowitz, Consultants
* Keyware USA
* Persay Ltd.
* SpeakerKey, Inc.
* VeriVoice, Inc.
* Biometric Solutions Group
* Dartagnan Biometric Solutions
* Janus Associates
* Secure Tech Solutions
Biometric Vendors/Consultants (other)
* Security Biometrics
International Association of Chiefs of Policehttp://www.biometricgroup.com/
International Biometric Group
Infocorp Computer Solutions Ltd- partners with Digimarc ID systems.
Digimarc ID Systems- "is based in Bedford, Mass. and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Digimarc Corp. Digimarc ID Systems is the leading producer of drivers' licenses in the U.S., providing systems and services to 37 states. Internationally, Digimarc ID Systems produces identification documents for governments in various countries around the world.
Digimarc has an extensive intellectual property portfolio, with 51 issued U.S. patents with more than 1,000 claims, and 305 pending applications for U.S. patents, in digital watermarking and related technologies. Please go to www.digimarc.com
for more information about the company."
Holder Shares Reported
MONEGO, PHILIP J., SR. 238,605 11-Jun-03
MONEGO, PHILIP SR. 228,605 15-Jun-04
DAVIS, BRUCE W 175,035 1-Mar-05
CONWELL, WILLIAM Y. 2,250 1-Jun-04
DAVIS, BRUCE W. 59,035 28-May-04
CARR, J. SCOTT
CHAMNESS, ROBERT P.
CONWELL, WILLIAM Y.
Vice President Acquisition
DAVIS, BRUCE W.
ECKEL, ROBERT A.
Chief Financial Officer
MONEGO, PHILIP SR.
NMS SERVICES(CAYMAN)INC.- major shares
PERRY, BURT W.
Chief Financial Officer Acquisition
RHOADS, GEOF & NICOLE HUDSON PEIRCE
RHOADS, GEOFFREY &NHPR
And, last post for a while- I'll be editing the previous posts. This should be fitting as Viisage is a big dealer. Let's start out with their support of the National ID shall we, btw, this is for informational purposes only and Viisage is a public company!
"Viisage News And Media Releases
Viisage Announces Support for REAL ID Act with Proven Secure Driver's License Solutions to Assist States with New Standards
Viisage Identity Solutions Suite and Viisage PROOF™ Available to Help States Implement the Most Advanced and Secure Drivers' Licenses
BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 24, 2005--Viisage (Nasdaq: VISGE), a leading provider of advanced technology identity solutions, today announced that its proprietary Identity Solutions fulfill the standards for U.S. drivers' licenses set by the REAL ID Act(1). Launched in late 2004, Viisage PROOF™ was designed to meet the anticipated requirements of the REAL ID initiative.
The mandates set forth in the Act include document authentication, document image capture, identity verification, and digital facial image capture. Viisage has proven its capabilities in all of those areas with implementations around the world that address each of these requirements collectively and individually. The Company's experience with the U.S. driver's license issuing agencies makes Viisage uniquely positioned to help states reach compliance, maintain efficient processes and manage any incremental costs resulting from compliance with the new legislation.
The REAL ID Act, signed into law by President George W. Bush on May 11, 2005, is designed to improve security for drivers' licenses and personal ID cards. Part of the legislation defines standards for US drivers' licenses, including a prerequisite for verifying an individual's identity before issuing a driver's license. Viisage PROOF meets each of the specifications, and further provides instant analysis of a claimed identity using document authentication, biometric technology and verification of the person's information such as past addresses. This automated process allows jurisdictions to meet the new standards without slowing down the driver's license issuing process.
At the upcoming American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) regional and international events, Viisage will discuss and demonstrate the ways in which the Company's technology and solutions can enable REAL ID compliance in a timely manner.
"Viisage's experience with the driver's license issuing agencies has confirmed the need to combine off-the-shelf products with process and integration services," said Bernard Bailey, president and CEO of Viisage. "Using our experience, we can assist agencies with improving their efficiency while tackling the complexity of the verification and authentication processes. Viisage is already working with several states on advanced security programs that will help them comply with the Real ID Act to implement more secure systems."
The Viisage Identity Solutions Suite addresses the problems of providing secure driver's license credentials to residents. Specifically, the solutions Viisage delivers use the Company's proprietary identity verification, document authentication and biometrics as tools in the secure driver's license enrollment and issuance process as recommended in the Real ID Act.
These solutions combine integration services with document scanners, facial imaging equipment and software tools, which enables states to implement secure authentication and identification processes. Viisage's identity solutions range from complete turnkey operations for secure driver's licenses to customized advanced solutions for identity proofing and biometric face recognition and fingerprint identification. This approach offers states the opportunity to advance the security and compliance aspects of their driver's license programs.
(1) The REAL ID Act is a provision of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief Act, 2005 (HR 1268).
Viisage (NASDAQ: VISGE) delivers advanced technology identity solutions for governments, law enforcement agencies and businesses concerned with enhancing security, reducing identity theft, and protecting personal privacy.
Viisage solutions include secure credentials such as passports and drivers' licenses, biometric technologies for uniquely linking individuals to those credentials, and credential authentication technologies to ensure the documents are valid before individuals are allowed to cross borders, gain access to finances, or granted other privileges. With over 3,000 installations worldwide, Viisage's identity solutions stand out as a result of the Company's industry-leading technology and unique understanding of customer needs. Viisage's product suite includes FaceTOOLS® SDK, Viisage PROOF™, FaceEXPLORER®, iA-thenticate®, BorderGuard®, FacePASS™ and FaceFINDER®.
Maureen Todaro, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tara Murray, email@example.com
"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Viisage's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.
List of Viisage Partners:
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Viisage Management and Board of Directors:
Viisage Board of Directors:
Denis K. Berube, Chairman
Mr. Berube has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Viisage Technology since the Company's incorporation in 1996. He is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Lau Technologies, or Lau.
B.G. Beck, Vice Chairman
Mr. Beck was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Trans Digital Technololgies Corporation from 1998 until its acquisition by Viisage in February 2004. Mr. Beck currently serves as a consultant to Viisage.
Bernard C. Bailey
Mr. Bailey joined Viisage in August 2002 as Chief Executive Officer. From January 2001 through August 2002, Mr. Bailey served as the Chief Operating Officer of Art Technology Group.
Charles E. Levine
Mr. Levine has served as a director of Viisage since 1998. He retired in September 2002 from his position as President of Sprint PCS, a position he had held since January 1997.
Ms. Mouchly-Weiss has served as a director of Viisage since its incorporation in May 1996. She founded Strategy XXI Group, an international communications and consulting firm, in January 1993 and has served as its managing partner since that time.
Mr. Nessen has served as a director of Viisage since its incorporation in May 1996. Since July 2003, Mr. Nessen has served as the President of Nessen Associates Ltd., a non-profit consulting company.
Paul T. Principato
Mr. Principato has served as a director of Viisage since May 2001 and as Chief Financial Officer of Lau since its incorporation in March 1990.
Thomas J. Reilly
Mr. Reilly has served as a director of Viisage since its incorporation in May 1996. He has been a self-employed financial consultant since December 1994.
Mr. Yon was appointed a director of Viisage in June 2004. He was a founder of ZN Vision Technologies AG, or ZN, and served as Chief Executive Officer from its inception in April 2000 until its acquisition by Viisage in January 2004.
Viisage Board of Directors
Bernard C. Bailey, President & CEO
Bernard C. Bailey
Bernard Bailey brings to Viisage more than 20 years of management experience in the high technology industry, including executive positions with International Business Machines (IBM) and Art Technology Group (ATG). Immediately prior to joining Viisage, Bernard served as the Chief Operating Officer for ATG, a leading provider of online Customer Relationship Management software.
Iftikhar A. Ahmad, Senior VP of ID Services
Ifti Ahmad has been with Viisage since 1995. He joined as a Senior Systems Consultant, was promoted to Applications Engineering Director and later became an officer of the company as VP of Engineering and Programs. Ifti has over 28 years of business, project, product and plant management experience. For the last 22 years he has led the development and systems integration of large and complex mission critical systems for fortune 500 companies and public/government sector.
Bill Aulet, Chief Financial Officer and Senior VP
Bill Aulet joined Viisage in February 2003 as Chief Financial Officer, bringing more than two decades of operational experience in the technology sector. He most recently served as President of SensAble Technologies, a 3D force feedback systems company, where he handled all operational aspects of the company, including the role of CFO.
James P. Ebzery, Senior VP Sales
James P. Ebzery
Jim Ebzery joined Viisage in November 2002, bringing 20 years of senior national sales management experience. Jim most recently served as Vice President of Operations for Internet Capital Group (ICG), where he provided operational leadership, focused on delivering top-line growth, to a diverse portfolio of venture backed companies including multiple startup and emerging businesses.
Dr. Mohamed Lazzouni, Chief Technology Officer and VP Engineering
Dr. Mohamed Lazzouni joined Viisage Technology in November 2002. He has nearly two decades of expertise with technology companies. He worked with companies such as Nexaweb Technologies, Inc., EMC Corporation and SIA Technology Corporation.
Elliot Mark, General Counsel and VP
Elliot Mark joined Viisage in August 2003 as the company's first in-house counsel. He has more than 13 years experience counseling technology companies in all aspects of their legal affairs, particularly mergers and acquisitions, securities law, intellectual property and international business operations.
Mary Jo Porcello, VP of Human Resources
Mary Jo Porcello joined Viisage in April 2004 as the Vice President of Human Resources bringing more than 19 years of overall HR experience and 7 years within the technology sector. She recently served as an HR Director at Documentum/EMC (formerly eRoom Technology) where she handled all aspects of HR particularly mergers and acquisitions, international HR and the general management and operations of the HR function.
Kenneth C. Scheflen, Senior VP and General Manager of Federal Solutions
Ken Scheflen joined Viisage in July 2004, bringing more than 30 years of experience in the federal government sector. Prior to joining Viisage, he served as director of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) since 1977.
Imagis Technologies Inc:
Chairman: Oliver B. (Buck) Revell III
• President, CEO, and Director: Roy D. Trivett
• VP, Finance and COO: Wayne Smith
Imagine all the people, recognizing everyone. Imagis Technologies provides image identification software based on biometric facial technology. The company's software is used by law enforcement agencies, transportation firms, and security agencies, and can be found in airports, government offices, casinos, and correctional institutions.
Imagis also offers services such as consulting and support, as well as software applications for searching criminal databases of images, tracking and investigating child abuse cases, and monitoring airports. Imagis' software has been installed in more than 100 locations, including Oakland International Airport.
__________________________________________________________Ok fine, some more
209 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Cogent, Inc. provides automated fingerprint identification systems (AFIS) and other fingerprint biometrics solutions to governments, law enforcement agencies, and other organizations worldwide.
Mr. Ming Hsieh , 49
Chairman, Chief Exec. Officer and Pres $ 329.00K
Mr. Paul Kim , 37
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Sec. $ 275.00K
Mr. Michael Hollowich , 58
Exec. VP of Operations $ 245.00K
Mr. Wally Briefs , 56
VP of International, Head of Bus. Devel. and Head of Marketing and Sales
Mr. James Jasinski , 55
Exec. VP of Federal and State Systems $ 246.00K
Digimarc: Digimarc supplies secure driver's license issuance systems that produce two-thirds of all U.S. driver's licenses.
"Comply with REAL ID and AAMVA Guidelines:http://www.digimarc.com/watermark/idvs/
Digimarc ID Validation Suite is designed to help issuers of government IDs combat the use of fraudulent identity documents by ensuring that both "breeder" documents and the documents created from them meet strict guidelines for authenticity. Using Digimarc IDVS, DMVs, for example, can support both the authentication and archiving requirements of the REAL ID Act and the ID security measures of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) guidelines."
Management Team at Digimarc:
* Bruce Davis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
* Michael McConnell, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
* Robert P. Chamness, Vice President Human Resources, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
* Reed Stager, Vice President, Corporate Licensing, Marketing and Public Policy
* Robert Eckel, President of Digimarc ID Systems
* J. Scott Carr, President of Digimarc Watermarking Solutions
Board of Directors:
* Bruce Davis
* Brian J. Grossi
* Philip J. Monego, Sr.
* James T. Richardson
* Jim Roth
* Peter Smith
* Alty van Luijt
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Bruce Davis has served as Digimarc's chief executive officer and director and was elected chairman in May 2002.
Before joining Digimarc, Mr. Davis was president of Prevue Networks, Inc., the leading supplier of electronic program guides and program promotion services to the cable and satellite television markets. Prior to that, he founded and served as president of TV Guide On Screen, a joint venture of News Corporation and TCI that supplied electronic program guides and navigational software for the cable television market, and was merged with Prevue Networks. A pioneer in the development of the video game industry, Mr. Davis served as chairman and CEO of Activision, and served five years as a member of the Software Publishers Association board of directors before beginning his pioneering work in TV program guide development.
The holder of more than 20 patents, Mr. Davis is well acquainted with the need to protect intellectual property. Mr. Davis started his career as an intellectual property attorney. He holds a JD from Columbia University, and both a BS in accounting and psychology and an MA in criminal justice from the State University of New York at Albany.
Brian J. Grossi
Brian J. Grossi has served as one of our directors since July 1996, when he led the first professional investment round in the Company. In 1994, Mr. Grossi co-founded AVI Capital, a venture capital firm specializing in high-technology companies. From 1982 to 1992, Mr. Grossi was a co-founding general partner with Alpha Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. From 1976 to 1982, he worked at the Stanford Research Institute as a research engineer and project leader. From 1973 to 1976, he worked at Hewlett Packard HPA and HP Labs as a design engineer. Mr. Grossi received a B.S. with Distinction and an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.
Philip J. Monego, Sr.
Philip J. Monego, Sr. was our Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1996 to May 2002. Mr. Monego is the managing partner of Technology Perspectives. He was a founder, chief executive officer and chairman of the Board of Directors of Voquette, Inc., an enterprise content management software company from May 1999 to August 2002, at which time Voquette, Inc. was merged with Protégé Group, Ltd. to a create a new entity, Semagix Group, Ltd., for which Mr. Monego served as non-executive chairman of the board until October 2003.
Prior to that, Mr. Monego was co-founder, president and chief executive officer of NetChannel, Inc., an Internet information delivery service, from May 1996 to June 1998. Prior to that, Mr. Monego was interim president and chief executive officer of Yahoo! Corporation from April 1995 to September 1995. During his over 30 years in the information technology industry, Mr. Monego has been a founder, CEO, senior executive and investor in more than two dozen companies.
As the president and founder of Technology Perspectives, a Strategic Management Consulting Firm, started in 1987, he has served as a strategic advisor to chief executives for some of the world's largest information technology and media companies. He is the Managing Partner of Technology Perspectives Partners, LLC a private equity investment fund focused on early stage technology companies and a venture partner in the Media Technology Venture family of funds. He is chairman of the Board of Directors of Mediabolic, Inc. a digital media networking company and a director on the Board of Directors of Café Press, Inc. Mr. Monego earned a B.A. in management from LaSalle University in 1972.
James T. Richardson
James T. Richardson was elected to our Board of Directors in March 2003. Mr. Richardson is a director of and consultant to companies in the high-technology sector and has served as chief financial officer and chief administrative officer for five global technology companies ranging in size from $20 million to $300 million in annual revenue. Functional responsibilities have included controllership, treasury, corporate communications, operations, business development (mergers & acquisitions), information systems, human resources and legal affairs.
His most recent executive post was as senior vice president and chief financial officer at WebTrends Corp., now a division of NetIQ (Nasdaq: NTIQ), from July 1998 to April 2001. Prior to that, he was senior vice president - corporate operations and chief financial officer at Network General Corporation (which has since merged with McAfee to form Network Associates) from April 1994 to January 1998; vice president finance and administration and chief financial officer at Logic Modeling Corp. (which has since been acquired by Synopsys) from July 1992 to March 1994; vice president finance and administration and chief financial officer at Advanced Logic Research, Inc. (which has since been acquired by Gateway) from November 1989 to July 1992; and similar posts in finance.
Mr. Richardson currently serves as a member of the Boards of Directors for three other companies, including FEI Company (Nasdaq: FEIC) (audit committee chair), Plumtree Software (Nasdaq: PLUM) (compensation committee chair, audit committee member), and Tripwire, a Portland, Oregon-based network security company (audit committee chair). Mr. Richardson received a B.A. in finance and accounting from Lewis and Clark College, an M.B.A. from the University of Portland, and a J.D. from the Lewis and Clark Law School. He graduated from Stanford Directors' College in 2001 and is both a C.P.A. and attorney in Oregon.
Jim Roth was elected to our Board of Directors in February 2003. Mr. Roth is a retired corporate executive with forty-five year's experience in the aerospace, defense and several related high technology sectors. He currently serves as a director for Titan Corporation (NYSE: TTN) (a provider of systems solutions and services to the U.S. Department of Defense, intelligence agencies and other government clients) and EDO Corporation (NYSE: EDO) (an engineered defense products company). Past directorships include membership on the Board of Directors of Sure Beam Corporation (Nasdaq: SURE).
Mr. Roth retired in 1998 as President and CEO of GRC International Inc., positions that he held since 1992, and where he also served as chairman of the Board of Directors of the corporation in 1997. GRC International Inc., formerly a publicly traded (NYSE) professional services company serving an array of government and private-sector clients with the majority of its revenues derived from the military, space and classified communities, was acquired by AT&T subsequent to Mr. Roth’s retirement.
Mr. Roth joined GRC International Inc. (then General Research Corporation) in 1974 as the director of Los Angeles operations. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Roth also served on the President’s Council of Competitiveness, as director of the Northern VA Technology Council and the Professional Services Council and as an advisor for the Engineering College at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Mr. Roth received a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Toledo and an M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Akron
Peter Smith was elected to our Board of Directors in April 2000. Mr. Smith is currently retired. Most recently, Mr. Smith served as president of News Technology for News America from January 1998 to February 2000. In that capacity, he coordinated technology throughout News Corporation and served as a technology advisor to its Board of Directors. From January 1996 to January 1998, Mr. Smith served as its executive vice president, television. Prior to that, Mr. Smith held the position of director, technology, for News International (UK). Both News Technology and News International (UK) are News Corporation companies. Mr. Smith received a B.E. and B.Sc. from the University of Sydney, with first class honors.
Alty van Luijt
Alty van Luijt was elected to our Board of Directors in December 2000. Mr. van Luijt was originally selected by Koninklijke Philips Electronics N. V. (“Philips”) and elected to our Board of Directors pursuant to a right granted to Philips as part of our private placement transaction with Philips in 2000. The right to designate a board representative expired after three years. Mr. van Luijt was reelected by the shareholders in 2003 independent of the rights agreement.
Currently, Mr. van Luijt is the senior vice president for business development with Philips Corporate Technologies, a unit of Philips, which remains a significant stockholder in the Company. Prior to that, he was senior vice president for strategy and business development with Philips Corporate Research from April 2000 until January 2004, and was senior vice president for Philips Digital Networks from May 1999 through April 2000. He has held various positions within Philips since 1977. Mr. van Luijt holds an M.S. in electronics from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands.
ChoicePoint’s Board of Directors is comprised of respected leaders from business, finance and social services and is committed to maintaining the highest standards of corporate behavior and corporate governance.
Derek V. Smith
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – ChoicePoint Inc.
Thomas M. Coughlin
Retired Vice Chairman – Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Douglas C. Curling
President and Chief Operating Officer – ChoicePoint Inc.
James M. Denny
Retired Vice Chairman – Sears, Roebuck & Co.
Dr. John J. Hamre
President and Chief Executive Officer – Center for Strategic and International Studies
Kenneth G. Langone
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer – Invemed Associates LLC
John B. McCoy
Retired Chairman – Bank One Corporation
Retired Chairman – FleetBoston Financial Corporation
Ray M. Robinson
Chairman, East Lake Community Foundation and President, East Lake Golf Club
Charles I. Story
President and Chief Executive Officer – INROADS, Inc.
The Board of Directors has determined that all of the directors are independent under the New York Stock Exchange listing standards, with the exception of Derek V. Smith and Douglas C. Curling, both of whom are considered inside directors because of their employment with ChoicePoint.
Thomas M. Coughlin was elected by the non-management directors as lead director, whose primary responsibility is to preside over the regular executive sessions of the Board of Directors in which management directors and other members of management do not participate.
Shareholders wishing to communicate with the Board of Directors, any of its committees, or one or more individual directors regarding issues relating to ChoicePoint business or who wish to make concerns regarding ChoicePoint known to the non-employee directors as a group, should send all written communications to:
1000 Alderman Drive
Alpharetta, Georgia 30005
Attn: Corporate Secretary
Written correspondence will be forwarded to the appropriate directors.
Derek V. Smith
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Douglas C. Curling
President and Chief Operating Officer
David T. Lee
Executive Vice President
Steven W. Surbaugh
Chief Financial Officer
J. Michael de Janes
David W. Davis
Corporate Secretary and Vice President, Government Affairs
David E. Trine
Treasurer and Corporate Controller
Thomas M. Coughlin
James M. Denny Committee Member
Dr. John J. Hamre Committee Member Chairperson
Kenneth G. Langone Chairperson Committee Member
John B. McCoy Financial Expert Chairperson Committee
Terrence Murray Committee Member Chairperson
Ray M. Robinson Committee Member
Charles I. Story Lead Director Committee Member Member
Douglas C. Curling Committee Member
Derek V. Smith Chairman of the Board
MAJOR DIRECT HOLDERS (FORMS 3 & 4)
Holder Shares Reported
LANGONE, KENNETH G. 763,917 17-Mar-04
CURLING, DOUGLAS C. 169,091 23-Feb-05
LEE, DAVID T. 100,966 1-Feb-05
MARCUS, BERNARD 80,689 11-Dec-03
BARON, RONALD E. 64,179 11-Jun-03
TOP INSTITUTIONAL HOLDERS
Holder Shares % Out Value* Reported
Bamco Inc. 8,791,844 9.77 $404,336,905 31-Dec-04
Price (T.Rowe) Associates 6,978,526 7.76 $320,942,410 31-Dec-04
Allianz Global Investors Of America L.P. 4,788,214 5.32 $220,209,961 31-Dec-04
FMR Corporation (Fidelity Management & Research Corp) 4,201,232 4.67 $193,214,659 31-Dec-04
Oppenheimerfunds, Inc. 2,754,300 3.06 $126,670,257 31-Dec-04
Barclays Bank Plc 2,748,177 3.05 $126,388,660 31-Dec-04
Select Equity Group, Inc. 2,285,372 2.54 $105,104,258 31-Dec-04
Capital Research and Management Company 2,150,000 2.39 $98,878,500 31-Dec-04
Harris Associates L.P. 1,951,060 2.17 $89,729,249 31-Dec-04
Friess Associates Inc 1,879,700 2.09 $86,447,403 31-Dec-04
John Hancock Advisers, Inc. 761,700 1.9 $30,551,787 31-Mar-05
Saybrook Capital/Nc 45,000 0.11 $2,069,550 31-Dec-04
Mead, Adam & Co., Inc. 39,050 0.1 $1,566,295 31-Mar-05
Glenmede Trust Company (The) 24,301 0.06 $1,117,602 31-Dec-04
MB Financial Bank N.A. 22,721 0.06 $1,044,938 31-Dec-04
Roosevelt Investment Group Inc. 20,000 0.05 $919,800 31-Dec-04
Wilmington Trust Company 18,265 0.05 $840,007 31-Dec-04
Wisconsin Capital Management 17,100 0.04 $786,429 31-Dec-04
Church Capital Management, Inc. 13,600 0.03 $626,008 30-Dec-04
Dearborn Partners, L.L.C. 12,500 0.03 $574,875 31-Dec-04
ChoicePoint (NYSE: CPS) today announced its acquisition of the Americas and Caribbean operations of EzGov, Inc., an Atlanta-based software and services company that enables the automation of government processes. ChoicePoint currently provides information and technology-based solutions to government customers at the local, state and federal levels. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
"The addition of EzGov further strengthens ChoicePoint's government services strategy of providing integrated end-to-end solutions including data, analytics and services. EzGov has been a terrific ChoicePoint partner and we are looking forward to expanding our market opportunities through this acquisition," said David Keil, vice president and general manager, ChoicePoint Government ServicesTM. "EzGov's strong management team, industry expertise and long-standing customer relationships are a great enhancement to our government services business."
"We are very excited to combine our complement of solutions and our highly skilled employee base with the ChoicePoint Government Services team," said Chris Reed, EzGov executive vice president. "This continues our mission of transforming the business of government by enhancing productivity and service, and will benefit existing and emerging customers."
"ChoicePoint has the right attitude, culture and resources that will allow our associates and customers to reach even higher levels of success," said EzGov Director John Imlay. "I could not be more pleased that EzGov is joining an organization as well managed and successful as ChoicePoint."
EzGov's FlexFoundationTM software platform includes Business Transaction Manager, Payment Manager and Developer Studio, providing a comprehensive suite of applications that integrate people, data and processes in a system that is adaptable to government's current and future infrastructure needs. EzGov's Americas and Caribbean staff of approximately 40 employees is expected to remain with ChoicePoint and will continue to be located in Atlanta, Ga., and Washington, D.C.
The transaction is not expected to have a material impact on ChoicePoint's financial results. ChoicePoint does not expect the acquisition to be dilutive to earnings.
EzGov is a leading software company that enables government transformation by enhancing productivity and service. With EzGov FlexFoundationTM, the company has developed a proven, flexible and secure software solution that enables the rapid automation of government business transaction processes and delivers a substantial return on investment. EzGov is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and has offices in Washington, D.C., Amsterdam, and London. Visit EzGov's website at www.ezgov.com