FBI Seeks Mobile Biometric Software Solution

November 13, 2012 - 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released a fresh request for information, as it looks to procure a mobile biometric handheld software solution for capturing biometric and biographical data quickly in the field.

This request comes as a part of the Biometric Identification Tools Program (B-iD), which exists to provide the FBI with the tools needed in order to access to the biometric identification power of the U.S. Government, in real-time, anywhere in the world.

Download the “Request for Information” here.

Currently, the B-iD program uses the Quick Capture Platform (QCP), which entails the use of a laptop, fingerprint scanner, camera, military battery and an air card or satellite for identity purposes. Though the QCP is effective, a mobile solution is needed.

The current system captures fingerprints, photographs, iris prints and biographical data, as well as features the ability to tailor the tool based on the mission at hand. It’s expected this new solution will offer the same options.

What do you think? Is it possible pack the power of a laptop or desktop-based identity system into a small mobile device with the same level of reliability?


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