Real-Time Technology Group (RTTG), a leading provider of trusted identity solutions, has been named a 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate. Founded in 1988, the Honors program recognizes organizations and individuals who have used information technology to promote and advance public welfare, benefit society and business and change the world for the better.
To select this year's Laureates, Computerworld relied on a panel of 22 distinguished judges -- many of them Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader Honorees from diverse industries -- to evaluate the humanitarian benefits and measurable results of applying technology to meet a specific social or business need.
Real-Time Technology Group, and its Secure Worker Access Consortium (SWAC) project was selected from more than 700 nominations to become one of 268 Laureates from 29 countries. SWAC is a single project that unites the efforts of 2800+ labor groups, private contractors, public agencies and security professionals to deliver a shared solution for enhanced access control. Enabled by RTTG’s Real-Time Verification (RTV) technology, SWAC brings together public agencies and private enterprises to cooperatively secure critical infrastructure through personal identity verification, criminal background screening and authentication of workers’ credentials for secure access to sensitive facilities like the World Trade Center construction project.
SWAC securely collects and privately manages members' personal information; Verifies workers' identities and threat-free backgrounds; Provides real-time information for authentication of access rights at critical infrastructure sites; Audits the history of every member's activities; Supports a trusted contractor community that is known, skilled, threat-free, and stands ready to serve our nations' sensitive sites; and, ensures maximum personal privacy protection. Using secure Web-based hosting, SWAC enables credentialing information to be securely transferred in real time to any entity anywhere in the world with only a Web connection. SWAC was first implemented in 2007 and adopted by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. It was contractually renewed again in 2012 and has expanded over the years to include other major metro New York area agencies including Metropolitan Transit Authority, New Jersey Transit, New Jersey Turnpike Authority, New York Thruway Authority, New York Bridges Authority as well as the Army Corp of Engineers.
Computerworld will host its black tie Awards Ceremony and Dinner in Washington, D.C. in June. Daniel Krantz, Real-Time Technology Group CEO, will be recognized and presented with a medallion inscribed with the program's mission, "A Search for New Heroes." "I am extremely humbled and honored that Real-Time Technology Group has been named a Computerworld Laureate," Krantz says. "A leading source for technology news and information, their prestigious Honors Program recognizes people and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. To have earned that distinction from Computerworld means a great deal to me and my RTTG partners who have worked since 1999 to develop our capabilities."
“Technology continues to play a pivotal role in transforming how business and society functions," adds John Amato, vice president and publisher, Computerworld. "For the past 25 years, the Computerworld Honors Program has had the privilege of celebrating innovative IT achievements. Computerworld is honored to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the 2013 class of Laureates and to share their work. These projects demonstrate how IT can advance organizations' ability to compete, innovate, communicate and prosper.”
About Real-Time Technology Group (RTTG)
Real-Time Technology Group (RTTG) is an industry-leading provider of secure, fully-hosted and managed Web-based technology solutions for real-time critical information management, and improved safety, security and business processes. These solutions monitor and facilitate critical information management within an enterprise, among agencies and organizations, or across an industry. All solutions are wholly developed and managed in-house, and have set new standards for efficiency, effectiveness, speed, accuracy, and overall operational excellence. Proven effectiveness, reliability, and results have earned RTTG its reputation as a secure, trusted, and reliable technology partner. Applications can vary from traditional visitor and vendor identity management, and professional training record management, to equipment and asset tracking, or quickly determining whether anyone in close proximity to an incident has the required skills and credentials to safely and securely respond to an emergency situation.
Founded in 1999 by Chief Executive Officer Daniel W. Krantz, the company prides itself on 100% U.S.-based operations. RTTG's technology solutions are uniquely engineered to serve the needs of airports and transportation facilities, critical infrastructure, public landmarks and city centers, healthcare and pharmaceutical facilities, educational and corrections facilities, among others. http://www.realtimetg.com/
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld’s award-winning website (http://www.computerworld.com/), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and custom research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT solutions providers to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, August 2012) and was recognized as the Best Website by ASBPE and TABPI in 2012. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at http://www.idgenterprise.com/.
About The Computerworld Honors Program
Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies and oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website http://events.computerworld.com/2013Honors.