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Northern Virginia Technology Council board members and member company executives held a meeting with Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) on June 7 to discuss how H-1B non-immigrant visas help technology firms and universities gain access to highly-skilled employees. NVTC leaders told Cotton how H-1B visas help companies employ workers to fill job posts in the areas […] More
U.S. President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order in Wisconsin Tuesday that will order a review of the H-1B highly-skilled worker immigration visa program, a move that the White House says will encourage tech companies to hire American workers instead of cheaper foreign labor. The “buy American, hire American” directive does not make any immediate changes […] More
Gemalto has been selected to help Uganda’s directorate of citizenship and immigration control deploy, integrate, maintain and train the country’s immigration officers to operate  a new visa management system. The company said Thursday its Coesys Visa Management platform is designed to integrate the visa and permit issuance process with biometric enrollment and works to help authorities manage the visa life cycle. […] More
A team comprised of Accenture, Safran‘s identity and security business and Atos has secured spots on a potential six-year contract from the European agency for the operational management of large-scale information technology systems in the area of freedom, security and justice. The consortium will provide application and infrastructure support for the E.U. Visa Information System and the Biometric Matching System in an […] More
CGI Federal has been awarded a potential four-year, $32 million recompeted task order to continue visa processing support services for the State Department‘s Bureau of Consular Affairs in Russia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia. The subsidiary of Montreal-based CGI Group said Wednesday that it will work with the bureau to process visas for immigrants and non-immigrants as well as perform information delivery, appointment, document transfer and greeter […] More
Gabon has chosen online security firm Gemalto to help implement an integrated system for the country’s homeland security personnel to manage border clearance and visa application processes. Gemalto said Tuesday it will base the infrastructure on the company’s Coesys Visa and Border Management System, which is designed to alert authorities of potential security risks. The integrated […] More
The Secure Identity & Biometrics Association has said it supports the Obama administration“™s proposed changes to the Visa Waiver Program in an effort to improve border security measures amid the rise of Islamic State fighters, Biometric Update reported Monday. “In order to preserve the benefits of visa-free travel, which is worth billions of dollars to […] More
FireEye has partnered with Visa to offer a cybersecurity service intended to help payment card issuers and users to access threat information through a web portal. The companies rolled out the FireEye-powered Visa Threat Intelligence service to alert customers about malicious actors targeting payment systems as well as recommend methods to identify and address data […] More
FireEye has partnered with Visa to jointly develop a Web-based service and associated tools that will work to secure payment data and infrastructure through the use of shared threat intelligence. The companies said Wednesday the Visa and FireEye Community Threat Intelligence service is part of their overall partnership, which includes the release of tools for threat monitoring. “The threat environment […] More
Data Computer Corp. of America has been selected to refresh the passport and visa processing systems of the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs using agile software tools, GCN reported July 1. Rutrell Yasin writes the DCCA team will work to implement software development methods, capability maturity model integration and services intended to create […] More
A team comprising of Accenture, Morpho and Hewlett-Packard has won a $93 million contract to maintain the European Commission's visa data exchange system. The European Visa Information System contract from the European Commission Directorate General for Home Affairs is for three years with a one-year option Accenture said Wednesday. As project lead, Accenture will oversee all […] More
CGI Federal‘s Stanley Associates subsidiary has won a $17.9 million task order to provide visa support services to State Department‘s Bureau of Consular Affairs. CGI said the task order has one base year and four one-year options. Stanley will help the bureau process non-immigrant and immigrant visa applications at U.S. embassies and consulates located in Costa […] More
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