U.S. Army posts RFI for tactical biometric device field demonstrations

July 2, 2013 - 

The U.S. Army is looking for companies that have developed tactical biometric devices to participate in field demonstrations, according to a newly published RFI.

According to the RFI, “there are several ongoing efforts across DoD to make this technology an enduring capability to include US Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM’s) Sensitive Site Exploitation (SSE) Program of Record (POR), the US Navy’s Identity Dominance System (IDS) POR, and the US Army’s Joint Personnel Identification, version 2 (JPIv2) program. USSOCOM’s SSE is an approved POR that leverages Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) hardware and COTS software while the US Navy’s IDS is an approved POR that leverages COTS hardware and Government-Off-The-Shelf (GOTS) software. The US Army’s JPIv2 program is still in development with a draft Capability Development Document (CDD) currently under review.”

Reported in Military & Aerospace Electronics, demonstrations are scheduled for between July 29 and August 23, 2013 and will include documentation review, source code review, hardware and software testing, functional and operational testing as well as accuracy testing.

More information is available from the published RFI, on the Federal Business Opportunities website.

Reported previously, the Department of Homeland Security recently published a similar RFI for a “mobile electronic biometric/biographic data collection device.”

In May, the U.S Army’s Intelligence Command awarded a sole-source contract to bring data to the cloud, and a part of the project included biometric information.

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