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elitecrete1 26 posts  |  Last Activity: May 18, 2016 12:30 PM Member since: Jan 11, 2002
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    Trump and Aware

    by fd_rox Mar 1, 2016 6:26 PM
    elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Mar 2, 2016 8:36 AM Flag

    No one has any idea what Trump will do other than completely renovate the White House.

    What scares me the most is the rhetoric of his detractors. Republicans in particular are the scariest. Many have proclaimed with great certainty that Trump will never be President while offering no details on what will stop him. In one breath they claim to be protectors of our freedoms and democracy, and in the next breath they imply that the American people have no say in picking their own President.

    The Republican establishment is in a panic over the level of his popularity. A brokered convention that denies him the nomination would be political suicide for them. Trump would surely run as a third party candidate and stand a real chance of winning.

    If I were Trump right now I would be seriously fearful for my life. The obvious Republican plan would be to crash his plane and blame it on Ted Cruz.

  • Reply to

    Daon news re mastercard

    by sandeep25252013 Mar 3, 2016 6:14 PM
    elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Mar 4, 2016 6:35 AM Flag

    If you read the actual press release on the Daon website, the wording is very cautious. For example..."Daon’s IdentityX® Platform as ***one of*** the authentication technologies", rather than 'Daon is the exclusive biometric technology provider'.

    Thanks for posting this info Sandeep. Again, someone has inexplicably down voted you for posting a verifiable actual company Press release....It kind of makes you wonder.

  • Reply to

    Daon news re mastercard

    by sandeep25252013 Mar 3, 2016 6:14 PM
    elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Mar 4, 2016 6:40 AM Flag

    Daon is a privately held software company and biometrics industry leader. We were founded to build biometric software products that would allow people to authenticate themselves in person or online in a secure, convenient and flexible manner, thus eliminating the threat of security breaches and device fraud. Throughout the world, Daon has developed identity assurance software that allows government and commercial enterprises to establish trust that someone is who they claim to be.

    Today, Daon securely manages hundreds of millions of biometric identities around the globe. As a certified FBI Channeler, Daon processes criminal history background checks required as part of employment decisions, including approximately 90% of U.S. airport workers.

    Built on the heritage of our software helping secure national borders and critical infrastructure, Daon offers a universal authentication platform for mobile devices; the IdentityX Platform. IdentityX allows users to mix and match security factors of the past (e.g., passwords and hard tokens) with security factors of today (e.g., voice, fingerprint, and facial recognition) as well as emerging factors of tomorrow. All these factors can be used individually or fused together to deliver the level of assurance desired.

    The IdentityX Platform enables enterprises to centrally manage the growing variety of authentication technologies that smart devices support and delivers greater security to the consumer while providing optimal choice and convenience.

  • Reply to

    Daon news re mastercard

    by sandeep25252013 Mar 3, 2016 6:14 PM
    elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Mar 4, 2016 8:43 AM Flag

    Exactly! The problem is that we've been asking this very question for years now about various bio companies that are so quick to announce 'partnerships'. 'MOU's', and 'collaborations'. Aware is the only pure play bio company out there whose actual paying customers far outweigh their press releases.

    Verifiable US Fed govt agency customers include: Social Security, Dept of State, FEMA, Dept of the Navy, NOAA, Dept of the Army, NASA, USCBP, Dept of Justice FBI, EPA, TSA, and NIST.

    Other govt contracts include Canada Immigration and Visa, and Saudi Arabia.

    So while every other companies boast about make believe progress, Aware is mostly silent about verifiable actual marquis paying customers. Why?

  • Reply to

    Is Aware involved here?

    by elitecrete1 May 17, 2016 11:12 AM
    elitecrete1 elitecrete1 May 17, 2016 7:57 PM Flag

    Seems to me that the entire Aware management and BOD has a get out of jail free card. They don't seem to be one bit worried about breaking fair disclosure rules. There is the other issue of suspected insider parking of shares. I've never seen anything like it in all my years as an investor. Maybe there is more to this company that meets the eye?

    My investment premise remains unchanged though. Majority insider ownership, we suspect. No debt. $2.29/sh in cash. Growth industry. Profitable. Impressive customer list of US Govt agencies. If you back out the cash, they have a PE of 8.4 using TTM earnings.

    To me, the secrecy issue is a double edge sword. On the one hand I would love to have more information and webcast conference calls. On the other hand, as an ex-BKYI investor and very long time follower, I've witnessed years of weekly puff PR's and half truths spewed out from management that never amounted to a hill of beans. These two companies are the extreme opposites. I prefer Awares approach

  • elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Feb 24, 2016 8:33 AM Flag

    Not sure why you got two down votes for posting a verifiable news story but there you have it.

    I would like to share a personal observation. As a frequent international traveler, I've had to endure the occasional condescending comment when making CC purchases at foreign POS terminals because my US cards did not have chip technology. While my new cards do have chips, I'm finding very few US POS terminals capable of using them. It seems to me that this new "selfie pay" verification tech would render chip tech obsolete. More importantly it would secure non POS and 'card not present' (CNP) transactions to an equal degree. This has been the holy grail of financial transaction security that will save multi billions CC in fraud.

    To carry this technology further and make it law enforcement's wet dream, the only thing left to do is to ban cash transactions completely. This is coming folks whether we like it or not.

  • A look at a 1 or 2 year chart shows this novice that since the last upside surprise earnings release, AWRE has as of today, filled the gap down from July 24, 2015 from 3.75/sh. all the way down to 2.82. If the stock can close above 3.75, it may form a new support line for a new trading range back up to the next resistance line around 4.40.

    1. I sound like one of those douches on CNBC.
    2. I hope I didn't just jinx us. Feel free to flame away

  • Reply to

    Well-Informed Insider Edge

    by fd_rox Apr 8, 2016 10:51 AM
    elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Apr 9, 2016 2:12 PM Flag

    If what you wrote about the timing of the exercise effecting only Mobergs tax bill is true Radio, it doesn't sound illegal or even unethical to me. But I'm far from an expert in these matters. I can't see where shareholders were harmed by that specific transaction.

    My primary beef with management is over the assignment of patent assets to invisible shell companies and details related to those assignments. The only one of the four that was completely transparent was the Intel sale. Who the heck are the beneficial owners of Daphimo, TQ Delta and Hybrid Audio? Absent that information, how can shareholders be certain they received fair value? Management is tone deaf to that criticism and it infuriates me?

    My secondary beef is what we all suspect is happening in terms of undisclosed insider ownership. Are Punch, Dimensional Fund and DG Capital parking shares? How else can you explain their positions in Aware given it's 20 year lack luster performance and complete and total embargo of information about AWRE other than filings?

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    by elitecrete1 Apr 14, 2016 11:49 AM
    elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Apr 15, 2016 8:24 AM Flag

    Whatever this is, it is between the DOJ and Aware. You can find the original document on the FDPSdotgov website. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to call the company and ask them directly?

  • Reply to

    Disclosure rationale

    by fd_rox Mar 5, 2016 12:38 PM
    elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Mar 29, 2016 3:48 PM Flag

    No need to front run them FD, they got them for free.

  • elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Apr 26, 2016 4:35 PM Flag

    $10,000,000 / $4.20 per share = 2,381,000 shares at todays price.

    There are aprox 250 trading days in a year.....2,381,000 shares / 250 = ~9,500 shares per day.

    This repurchase expires 12/31/2017.

    This should move the stock up unless it happens to be a Stafford doing the selling.

  • elitecrete1 by elitecrete1 Apr 14, 2016 11:49 AM Flag

    Other Function - Automated Booking System Middleware for the Joint Automated Booking System (JABS)

    Date Signed (mm/dd/yyyy) :
    Effective Date (mm/dd/yyyy) :
    Completion Date (mm/dd/yyyy) :
    Est. Ultimate Completion Date (mm/dd/yyyy) :
    Current Total
    Action Obligation:

    Base And Exercised Options Value:

    Base And All Options Value:


  • March 29 FBI...$2,000

    March 29 Social Securtity...$142,000

    March 24 FEMA ...$20,000

  • Reply to

    Did Aware do $8M in sales in Q1/16?

    by elitecrete1 Apr 20, 2016 9:12 AM
    elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Apr 20, 2016 11:24 AM Flag

    Everything I know for sure I post here so there's nothing other than hope and speculation. It goes something like this...

    Aware did $7M in Q4/15 and they said at the time they only recognized part of the Med imaging contract. So we'll have some more of that in Q1 along with the normal $4-5M Govt run rate stuff. Like I said, if we can get some Certibio revenue on top of that, Aware could put up some sequential good numbers.

    If they can show some consistent certibio growth for a couple of quarters, we can begin to make some projections. It's encouraging to some volume today.

  • Reply to

    May be a block-buster quarter ...

    by fd_rox Apr 21, 2016 5:14 PM
    elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Apr 21, 2016 5:32 PM Flag

    Oh man FD....That post was the kiss of death

  • elitecrete1 by elitecrete1 Mar 17, 2016 9:58 AM Flag

    We've had pathetic volume so far this quarter and insider trading between Apri 1 and earnings is frowned upon. Being as how insiders are the only natural buyers, absent any news between now and the last week in April, we sit here in illiquid purgatory.

  • elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Apr 18, 2016 3:58 PM Flag

    We should find out if there was any by the end of this week. Last years Q2 8K was out on April 21.

  • elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Apr 18, 2016 1:49 PM Flag

    Aware will receive a per-transaction fee for Certisign's right to use our software in their system. We are excited by what this partnership may mean for Aware's business."

  • elitecrete1 by elitecrete1 May 17, 2016 11:12 AM Flag

    FAIRFAX, Va., May 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded ManTech International Corporation (Nasdaq:MANT) a prime contract to provide operational and user maintenance (O&uM) and software maintenance support to the Product Manager (PM) Joint Personnel Identification (JPI) Quick Reaction Capabilities (QRC) Sustainment. The PM JPI is responsible for ensuring the QRC task order supports warfighter needs by sustaining adequate O&uM and software maintenance functions required on a daily basis. The QRC requirement includes both hardware (devices) and software that are used for biometrics collection, storage, matching, and analysis in a forward operating environment. The cost-plus-fixed-fee task order has a 12-month base period of performance and one 12-month option period, with a potential total value to ManTech of $44.2 million.

  • Rick Moberg, Aware's co-chief executive officer and chief financial officer, said, "... We are pleased to report ... the signing of a software license agreement (in Q3/15 with Certisign in Brazil. Certisign is the largest supplier of digital certificates in Brazil. We have been working with them since the summer of 2014 to develop and pilot test a new biometric identity proofing and authentication service they intend to offer their customers. The signing of the software license agreement signifies the beginning of the service rollout phase.

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