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Revolutionary voting technology to be used for Orlando-based election

AUBURN – Prime III, a revolutionary voting system developed at Auburn University, will be used by the National Society of Black Engineers to conduct their national election March 21-22 at the organization’s 34th annual national convention in Orlando, Fla.

Developed by Juan Gilbert, TSYS Distinguished Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at AU, Prime III is a secure, electronic, user-friendly voting system that integrates touch screen technology with speech recognition and video interfacing to provide all Americans with equal access so they can vote.

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AU Alum’s role in capturing spy inspires motion picture “Breach”

AUBURN – An Auburn University graduate’s role in helping capture Russian spy Robert Hanssen had led to production of the motion picture “Breach, ” set to open nationwide Friday.

Eric O’Neill, a 1995 political science and psychology graduate, joined the FBI’s special surveillance group at age 22 and was a key player in the 2001 capture of bureau mole Hanssen, who sold U.S. secrets to Soviet and Russian intelligence organizations for more than two decades.

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