Seisint, Inc. of Boca Raton, FL, operates the Multistate Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange Program.
- Paul Cameron, President & Chief Executive Officer
- Christiane Breton, Chief Financial Officer
- Armando Escalante, Chief Operating Officer
- Ken Schwartz, General Counsel
- Jim Swift, Executive Vice President
Accenture and Seisint Form Strategic Alliance to Help Organizations Unlock the Power of Data, New York and Boca Raton, FL, February 28, 2001.
6601 Park of Commerce Blvd.
Boca Raton, Florida 33487
- "One big Clarion customer in the early 90's, just across the road from the TopSpeed office, was Database Technologies. DBT specializes in storing very large quantities of data, including drivers license numbers and credit histories, and allows insurance companies, law firms, private investigators, and law enforcement and government agencies to search its database. DBT initially recruited from TopSpeed, and a number of people did move across the street from TopSpeed to DBT.
- "In 1998 another large data processing company emerged in Florida. eData was founded by the same man, Hank Asher, who had originally started DBT, and as such eData based it's original technology on that used by DBT - Clarion. From somewhere (venture capital? personal savings?) eData acquired a lot of backing, and started heavily recruiting Clarion programmers, paying substantial salaries and costs for developers to move to Florida to work for them."
- eData had changed its name to Seisint, Inc. by September 2000.
Other Related SourceWatch Resources
1. LexisNexis Media Relations - July 14, 2004 News Release http://www.lexisnexis.com/about/releases/0702.asp Located in: Company Information Reed Elsevier Announces The Acquisition Of Seisint, Inc. For $775 Million
2. LexisNexis Media Relations - September 01, 2004 News Release http://www.lexisnexis.com/about/releases/0730.asp Located in: Company Information LexisNexis Completes Acquisition of Seisint, Inc.
Lexix Nexis is part of Reed Elsevier a massive international publishing / information group with offices in over 100 countries.
- When maverick cyber-pioneer Hank Asher invented MATRIX, Vanity Fair 050131: "When maverick cyber-pioneer Hank Asher invented MATRIX—a controversial personal-information database—he gave the government a powerful tool for tracking terrorists. So why isn't he a hero?."
- Florida hires firm founded by man implicated in drug-smuggling to fight terror, CNews.canoe.ca: "Hank Asher is founder of Seisint, Inc., an information-technology company with a $1.6-million contract with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to work on a pilot program for the Matrix network, through which sensitive information on terrorism and other crime suspects would be exchanged."
- State contracts with company founded by man linked to smuggling (cache file), AP, August 3, 2003.
- Florida Creates 'the Matrix', a Big Brother-Like Surveillance System with Help From Choicepoint-Related Firm, Democracy Now, August 7, 2003.
- Lucy Morgan, Troubled Business May Lose Contract with State, St. Petersburg Times, August 13, 2003.
- Matrix Database May Substitute For Total Information Awareness Project, FuturePundit.com, August 14, 2003: "The database is being developed by a company called Seisint which already markets a commercial database service called Accurint which is a database service for locating people and past and present addresses."
- Man Implicated As Ex-Smuggler Quits Job, AP, August 29, 2003.
- Jim Krane, U.S. funding privately run database intended for tracking terrorists, AP, September 24, 2003: "Dubbed Matrix, the database has been in use for a year and a half in Florida, where police praise the crime-fighting tool as nimble and exhaustive. It cross-references the state's driving records and restricted police files with billions of pieces of public and private data, including credit and property records. ... Privacy advocates, officials in two states and a competing data vendor have branded Matrix as playing fast and loose with Americans' private details. ... They complain that Matrix houses restricted police and government files on colossal databases that sit in the offices of Seisint Inc., a Boca Raton, Fla., company founded by a millionaire whom police say flew planeloads of drugs into the country in the early 1980s."
- Thomas C. Greene, A back door to Poindexter's Orwellian dream, TheRegister, September 24, 2003: "The company profiting from this data bonanza, Florida outfit Seisint Inc., is run by a gentleman implicated two decades ago in a drug smuggling ring, according to the Associated Press. This certainly qualifies him as an appropriate understudy to Poindexter."
- Courtesy of PRWatch at GuerrillaNews.com, October 3, 2003: "'Qorvis Communications is representing Seisint Inc., the Boca Raton-based database company, that is home to the Matrix -- Multistate Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange -- which has privacy advocates on edge,' O'Dwyer's PR Reports."