Neville Pattinson

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Manages government programs and affairs for North America; passionate about security and identity initiatives and actively volunteers expertise with multiple industry groups for thought leadership and advocacy. Blogs written here are on behalf of Gemalto.

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Winning Trust in Government Security Solutions: ABI Ranks Gemalto Top in Smart Cards

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Posted on 28th Aug 2014 by in Corporate

Earlier this month, ABI Research ranked Gemalto first in its “Government & Healthcare ID: Smart Card and Legacy Credentials,” the company’s latest assessment of leading suppliers for electronic government and health-care documents. Gemalto’s top ranking was based on qualitative data including: 1) An innovative and comprehensive portfolio of platforms and services for governments and citizens […]

Getting to BYOD

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Posted on 13th Mar 2014 by in Corporate

Recent data suggests that 70 percent of companies in the United States will utilize BYOD this year. Indeed, BYOD is cost-effective, convenient and often heightens productivity, making it an advantageous choice for a wide spectrum of businesses. Historically, though, allowing employees to access data with their personal devices has not been without a unique set […]

U.S. Medicaid – how can we protect the most vulnerable?

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Posted on 5th Nov 2013 by in Corporate

The Subcommittee on Health, under the Energy & Commerce Committee is holding ongoing hearings as part of an examination of how to reform Medicaid. These hearings focus on creating more universal, federally mandated rules and requirements for Medicaid that hope to strengthen the largest government health care program. An important part of reform centers on […]

The Next Frontier of Drivers’ Licenses

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Posted on 13th Aug 2013 by in Corporate

In the United States, a driver’s license is used for much more than driving; it is often used as a primary source of identification (in lieu of a national ID card) for employment, domestic travel, banking, purchasing, and more.  But many states lag behind in using the latest security technology in their drivers’ licenses, leaving […]

Is ‘after the fact’ fraud fighting enough to save Medicare?

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Posted on 23rd Jul 2013 by in Corporate

Two years ago we asked the question: Can smart cards save the Medicare system $30 billion per year? While there has been some success in combating Medicare fraud in the US, we still do not have an answer to this question because the implementation of a smart card program has yet to come to fruition. […]

A smarter US social security card

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Posted on 20th Jun 2013 by in Corporate

The United States social security card dates back to 1936 and it hasn’t changed much since then. A small piece of paper the size of a ticket stub holds one’s social security number that is an American’s life line for identity verification, employment eligibility, and citizenry. The paper card is not quite up to date […]

Mobile employee IDs getting closer to reality

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Posted on 10th May 2013 by in Enterprise Security

Do you work from your mobile device?  It’s true that with mobile devices becoming ubiquitous and Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) a trend that is here to stay, corporate and government employees are increasingly eager to use their mobile devices to stay productive at work and on the road.  This doesn’t come without its issues – mobile devices […]

Making federal government mobile

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Posted on 11th Dec 2012 by in Corporate

Mobile was a hot topic at this year’s Smart Card Alliance Government Conference, held in Washington D.C.  Like other enterprises, federal government agencies want employees to have the convenience and productivity gains of smartphones and tablets, as well as the potential cost savings of bring your own device (BYOD). Meeting this challenge, however, involves finding […]

NSTIC, Disaster Relief Security, Healthcare Smart Cards headline last week’s SCA Government Conference

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Posted on 7th Dec 2012 by in Corporate

Last week was the annual Smart Card Alliance Government Conference in Washington, D.C., which always provides a great opportunity to see our peers and learn about the latest developments in smart cards and identity management within all levels of government and healthcare. Jeremy Grant, the head of the National Strategy of Trusted Identities in Cyberspace […]

Taking action against health fraud in the USA

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Posted on 27th Nov 2012 by in Corporate

It’s no secret that fraud, waste and abuse is running rampant within the US Medicare system. It’s a serious problem no matter how you look at it, but especially in light of the debt situation this country is currently facing. Happily, there are solutions to impede Medicare fraud which would save US taxpayers billions of […]