Diebold Security Buys Integrator Actcom Inc.

Diebold, a top name in government services, from its voting machines to its security integration services announced this afternoon that it had strengthened its government security offering with the acquisition of Actcom Inc.

Actcom, an integration firm focused largely on the government market, offers enterprise security integration, with its primary accounts including the Department of Defense and other facets of the government. The company had recently firmed up its position in regards to HSPD-12 integration, a skill set that Diebold executives indicated was very attractive.

“Actcom is a known leader in the HSPD-12/FIPS 201 solution environment,” said V. John Stroia, vice president of government monitoring solutions for Diebold Global Security, in a statement announcing the acquisition. “The company’s active involvement in the fast-moving identification and security technology arena will enable Diebold to bolster its participation in these new programs and offer an immediate response to the growing demands of the government marketplace."

Stroia added that Actcom's HSPD-12/FIPS 201 expertise was "vital to the growth of our government division," coming right at the start of what promises to be a very busy season of completing pilot projects so that government agencies can meet the Oct. 27 HSPD-12 deadline.

Actcom brings locations in Virginia Beach, Va., Washington, D.C., and Jupiter, Fla., to Diebold, and reportedly has about 50 electronic security and identity systems experts on staff.

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