According to the current info I would be number 15 on that list. If you put all the various Stafford entities together( Ronin, Susan Yang, DG, Dimensional, James, Punch, John S, Jr,) I would be number 8.
Often used in risk arbitrage. Illegal holding of stock by a third party, or the financing of such a stock, in which the third party's sole reason for holding the stock is to conceal ownership or control of a raider, thus sidestepping the Williams Act requirements of 5% holding limits. See: Rule 13d.
How is this even legal. The SEC prosecuted John Mulheren for parking (hiding) securities belonging to Ivan Boesky in the late 80's over this exact activity.
Notice to all those who use legal medications, devices or products to treat erectile dysfunction, incontinence, loneliness do to loss of a spouse, or any other number of personal life challenges. You are unwelcome helpbashes neighborhood. Apparently it's OK with him for the "proper" authorities to monitor your procurement of such items.
Let's just start with your first example helpbash. You wrote... "Now if I go out and stock up on ammo for hunting I have no problem being investigated."
My personal feeling is that if you committed no crime because buying ammo is legal in your state it's no ones business other than your own. If the authorities want to know about such purchases they should pass a law giving them express permission to do so. US citizens including women and children that have committed no crimes have been murdered by US authorities in the past 25 years. Why? Because the authorities could not tolerate the dissident philosophies of their family members with the knowledge of a personal cache of weapons. I dare not even name the specific incidents on a public message board for fear of being flagged as a potential domestic terrorist but we all know them.
If I want to buy a legal product from a "gutter area" that you don't happen to approve of I don't want others dictating what neighborhood I should and shouldn't be living in. Nor do I want that information used to embarrass me or my family.
Socks writes: " If you have nothing to hide you should welcome the scrutiny."
At the same time, all of us participating on this message board post anonymously. Why do we do that if we have nothing to hide? What, or rather, who do we fear?
I invest in Aware because I think it's a low risk vehicle to participate in the inevitable future widespread use of biometrics and I expect to make money one day. I do not support it's use for widespread surveillance of the public at large by people I do not trust. I do not want to give authorities the tools to blackmail political rivals or dissidents with embarrassing evidence. We are all human and none of us is beyond reproach.
Be careful what you wish for Socks.
I don't read it that way..."14.6 REDACTED QUOTATION
Within 30 days after contract award, the awarded contractors shall give the FBI CO a hard and soft copy of their quotes, which shall be releasable to the public in response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. The Contractor shall assert the appropriate FOIA exception and basis for any material redacted."
The FBI will announce winner of biometrics contract on October 30, 2015? Where are you getting that info from?
This is going to be the last quarter that's going to be a tough YOY rev comparison. So if sequential remains at $4-4.5M it's going to look bad compared to last years $6M Q3. After that AWRE should show significant growth. We may have yet another buy opp in the next day or so.
Quote fails to mention Social Security. Not sure what they did but they, did get a $375K contract award from them on Aug 14, 2015 and a $47,500 contract from the EPA. Also a May 12, 2015, $15,400 contract from FEMA. I know the numbers are tiny but each represent a new customer and familiarity with the product line and competency.
Purchase, N.Y. – Oct. 6, 2015 – MasterCard today introduced MasterCard Identity Check, a suite of technology solutions that leverage advanced technologies to prove a consumer’s identity and further simplify the online shopping experience.
Existing methods to prove an identity online can take shoppers away from a retailer’s website. This final step can be time consuming and potentially result in the purchase being declined or abandoned. MasterCard Identity Check will put identity verification at the cardholder’s fingertips using technologies such as biometrics and SMS-delivered one-time passwords.
- Certibio is a startup who provides a solution to validate the identity of people by capturing a live biometry (fingerprint, voice, face, iris) and comparing it against public and/or private biometric databases to mitigate ID frauds.
- The Certibio Biometrics Hub connects multiple biometric databases with multiple clients in a biometry as a service model (BaaS), ***where clients pay per ID validation inquiries.***
- Public biometric databases are those of official ID organs like the States' Institutes of Identification and driver license issuers. Private biometric databases are those maintained by companies which can be exclusive or made available to other companies.
- Certibio is hosted by Certisign the pioneer and market leader in digital certification and recognized among the most innovative companies.
Aware will be demonstrating its biometrics software products and solutions at the Global Identity Summit, taking place September 21-24 in Tampa. (No bump from this)
Igor Rocha of Certibio will provide more information about their new services in a presentation at the Biometrics 2015 conference, taking place October 13-15 in London, where Aware will also be exhibiting. (Remains to be seen)
I posted this award because of the post I made last May about my experience with the #$%$ MorphoTrust livescan stations at the Customs and Immigration (CIS) biometric enrollment office in Elizabeth NJ. The morons at CIS went right out and bought new equipment from the same incompetent vendor that provided the last batch of "suboptimal" equipment.
Hence my subject line 'The definition of insanity'.
Still no update on the status of the Android Mobile Biometric App.
FD wrote: "They have struggled to break the 5 MM$/qtr barrier (in the right direction) for 10 years"
Very true FD. They have been stuck at $4-5M/ quarter in biometric operating income for several years now.
You also wrote: "Aware has hidden itself from the public for a long time" Also very true.
Allow me to offer evidence to the latter. Searching the FedBizOps website for contracts awarded directly to "aware, inc" I found only 12 since 2005. None of the 12 were for more than $500K. The Navy contract to provide mobile devices was not even on this list.
So the question is...If AWRE describes itself as a company who derives the majority of their revenue from Govt contracts, what are those contracts that are providing that $4-5M in sales every quarter? Yes there was something about Canada and Saudi Arabia a few years ago but we've heard nothing since about them.
There is a lot we do not know about Aware and that's just the way the company, in concert with the Feds, like it. Where is that FBO Navy Award? Can anyone out there find it? I remember seeing it before and recall the amount to be in the $4-5M dollar range. I've searched everything and can't find it on the FedBizOps site.
USCIS Livescan Equipment Purchase and Installation
Solicitation Number: HSSCCG-15-R-OOO24
Contract Award Date:
September 28, 2015
Contract Award Dollar Amount:
Contractor Awarded Name:
Unless they can steal VS now, I prefer option 2. If they need voice let them license the tech as they need it. If the final product generates revenue that makes financial sense, then buy the company.
That said, AWRE did disclose that they licensed unspecified tech in Q2 for $300K+.
The mobile fingerprint device will only be used by personnel who have received training in the
proper use of the equipment and are part of the pilot.
Officers are reminded that fingerprinting is generally considered part of the “booking process”
and officers will not be taking fingerprints, without the individual’s consent, unless there is
probable cause to arrest. Officers will not take an individual’s fingerprint on a consensual
contact or a reasonable suspicion stop, without the subject’s consent. If at any time the subject
withdraws the consent, the officer must stop the fingerprint process.
When an officer issues a traffic citation that is not an arresting offense the driver should not be
fingerprinted without giving consent. The mobile fingerprint device will not be used on subjects
issued a civil marijuana ticket unless the subject consents. The mobile fingerprint device will
not be used on juveniles due to the consent issue which would require a parent or guardian.
MorphTrak - MorphIdent
The MorphoIdent product is designed to work in conjunction with the MDT or laptop computer
that is installed within a police vehicle. The successful use of the MorphoIdent device will
require that the MDT have access to a specific AFIS server located at the CBI data center in
There is a small application which was installed on the laptop PC.
The MorphoIdent hand held device connects to the MDT/laptop in the police vehicle using either
a USB cable or Bluetooth. The hand held device is used to capture a person’s prints. The hand
held device will then automatically transmit the captured prints to the laptop. The MorphoIdent
software on the laptop will collect and manage the print submissions and automatically forward
them to the State’s AFIS for processing.