Infoglide Powered TSA’s Secure Flight Program Earns Outstanding 2011 Achievement Award from GCN
By Michael Shultz – Infoglide CEO
Infoglide Software Corporation would like to congratulate their TSA Secure Flight program team in Annapolis Junction, MD, as one of the ten projects chosen for Government Computer News (GCN) “Outstanding 2011 IT Achievement in Government.” As regular readers of this blog know, Infoglide’s identity resolution technology sits as the core risk engine of the Secure Flight program.
According to GCN.com, “The teams behind the winning projects, chosen from a list of more than 200 nominated, share a commitment to drive down costs and displayed the leadership and engineering skills needed to put the power of some of the worlds biggest computer facilities into the hands of individual citizens and professional end users.”
An article on GCN.com explains the program thusly: “After Sept. 11, 2001, when airlines failed to coordinate a successful watch list system on their own, the 9/11 Commission recommended TSA take on the challenge. With the Secure Flight Program, TSA put its IT brain trust up against the daily threat of deadly force. The challenges were unprecedented: perform real-time matching for all flights, including reservations made in advance and at the last minute, while permitting airlines to submit data up to 72 hours before departure. Secure Flight set up new processes, data exchanges, applications, IT hardware and infrastructure, and established support systems for a consistent watch-list matching process. The management and technical ingenuity behind the project has stood the test of time for 10 years.”
A leading provider of entity analytics software for critical cross-database ‘Search / Match / Link’ applications, Infoglide Software provides technology that allows single-request searching into multiple databases without the need to move or clean data. With a best-in-class library of over 50 algorithms accounting for variations in names, addresses, dates and other attributes, the technology points to who’s who… and who knows whom… despite data quality problems and/or deliberate attempts to deceive.