San Diego State University recently announced a partnership with local restaurants that allows students to opt-in to an off-campus meal plan, according to The Daily Aztec, the student newspaper at SDSU.
ID News Archive for March, 2010
Datacard Group recently announced a new series of printers for plastic ID cards that reduce color problems and can produce clearer images on dual-sided cards. The printers can also laminate plastic ID cards if necessary. The company made the announcement at the ISC West Security Conference last week in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Florida, like most states, has made it more difficult for people to receive and renew plastic ID cards in recent years due to concerns over terrorism and illegal immigration. For many without a birth certificate, it can be impossible to get a driver’s license, passport or any other form of ID. To help people in that situation, the Alachua County Health Department recently announced that a member of the department will be stationed at Department of Motor Vehicles locations to provide certified copies of birth certificates, according to the Gainesville Sun.
In order to reduce purse thefts at area stores, police officers in Gosport, England recently announced a program that provides women with lanyards they can strap to their body and to their purses, according to the Portsmouth News.
Students at Cambrian College in Sudbury, Ontario must carry their school-issued plastic ID cards when using the campus fitness center or they will be charged $2 a fee to use the facilities, the Cambrian Shield – a campus news website – recently reported.
Homeless people struggle to find jobs or proper housing for a number of reasons, but the lack of state-issued identification is often the largest obstacle for them to overcome. The Volusia/Flagler County Coalition for the Homeless recently hosted an event aimed at helping homeless people in the Florida counties receive social security cards, plastic ID cards and other forms of identification to help them find employment, according to the Daytona Beach News Journal.
In hopes of debugging a planned shift to plastic ID cards, the Maryland Transit Authority recently announced that it will seek volunteers to test its new system, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Students at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida must now swipe their school-issued plastic ID cards to gain access to and leave the school library, according to the independent student newspaper the FSU News.
BlackBerry smartphones used by Air Force personnel will be placed under even greater security restrictions after an announcement made by Air Force officials last week that compared improved network security to physical security at military bases.
As part of its interim e-prescribing rules, the Drug Enforcement Authority has included a biometric identification requirement in its plan for the e-prescribing of all prescription drugs that are also controlled substances, according to Government Health IT. It is unclear which method the DEA will require, but it will be the third step in the identification process that also includes a personal knowledge requirement – such as a password – and plastic ID cards.