SOURCE: Trendec, The Public Sector Division of The Harbour Group, Inc.

August 08, 2005 07:30 ET

Trendec to Present Innovative Biometric Authentication System for Workforce Management at TASSCC Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas

Kemp Fuller, Biometric Practice Director, to Present on Solutions and Approach to Utilizing Biometric Authentication in Time and Attendance and Other Workforce Management Processes

DALLAS, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 8, 2005 -- Trendec, the Public Sector Division of The Harbour Group, Inc., today announced that Kemp Fuller, Biometric Practice Director, will be presenting on the topic "Utilizing Biometrics to enhance security and increase efficiency of workforce management solutions" at the 2005 Texas Association of State Systems for Computing and Communications (TASSCC) Annual Conference. Fuller will discuss how, by utilizing biometric authentication, government agencies, universities, and school districts can increase their security, prevent fraud, and drive greater efficiencies from their Human Resource and Workforce Management Systems.

The 2005 TASCC Annual Conference, taking place in Dallas, Texas August 7 - 10, will bring together senior information technology professionals of state agencies and universities from across Texas. The conference is a forum promoting cooperation among technology decision makers in Texas government and higher education with this year's focus being on "Enterprise Makeover." This conference is expressly designed to address the unique opportunities and problems that are faced in the public sector.

Fuller's presentation is scheduled for August 9th at 1:30 p.m. CDT and will address how biometric authentication adds significant capability to workforce management systems and is an essential component in securing critical infrastructure and guarding against fraud and time administration errors.

"I am excited about the opportunity to address how adding biometric authentication into the time administration process brings improved security and efficiency while at the same time provides the foundation for expanded self-service capabilities in the workforce management system," said Fuller.

"Biometric Authentication provides unique advantages to the most sensitive and intricate business processes that affect not only every employee in an organization but directly affects the security and reliability of the services provided. In state government, there are literally hundreds of workforce applications that would benefit from verified identity. Further, in The National Strategy for The Physical Protection of Critical Infrastructures and Key Assets published by The White House, 'exploration of methods to authenticate and verify personnel identity' is one its four key strategies. This technology directly enables that capability at an affordable price and in the most reliable method," said Mark A. Hill, Trendec's Vice President for Public Sector.

Keynote speakers at the conference will include former Special Agent in Charge of the Dallas FBI office, Danny Defenbaugh, of Defenbaugh and Associates, Larry Olson, CTO of Texas and Executive Director of the Department of Information Resources, and Gary Gumbert, CIO of Texas Department of Health and Human Services.

About Trendec, The Public Sector Division of The Harbour Group, Inc.

Trendec is a Business and Technology Consulting firm specializing in Information Technology Management for the public sector.

Trendec's service offerings include:

--  Strategy Consulting including technology and web portal strategies;
--  Portals, Content Management, and Business Intelligence including
    executive dashboards and business performance reporting;
--  Custom Applications from defining business requirements to deployment;
--  Packaged Applications including selection, integration, and
--  Network Management including design and deployment, security, and
--  Operations Management including data center, security, and user
--  Infrastructure architecture, design and implementation.
Trendec has successfully completed projects and provided managed services for school districts, not-for-profit, local and state government organizations.

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