Top biometrics news stories, week of July 27

July 27, 2014 - 

Biometrics Week in Review: FBI opens biometrics center, State Department request for information, Capital Hill concerns about fingerprint recognition, emerging trends in the UK, BioCatch, Aadhaar, BIO-key Experian partnership, Hoyos Labs, Stanley wins government contracts and a Q&A with Biometrics Institute CEO Isabelle Moeller

Here’s a recap of most popular and noteworthy biometrics news stories that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week.

FBI, Department of Defense to open new biometrics center in West Virginia – The center will house the FBI’s Biometric Services Section and the DoD’s Forensics and Biometrics Agency and will provide training and office space dedicated to the agencies’ research and development projects involving biometrics.

U.S. Department of State looking to adopt system that captures and processes biometric identifiers – The department wants to use biometric enrollment data file plans to compare the data against other U.S. terrorist, intelligence and criminal databases to pinpoint potential criminals.

Apple, Samsung try to ease Capitol Hill’s concerns regarding fingerprints – Both Apple and Samsung are trying to ease Capitol Hill’s concerns regarding the use of fingerprint recognition technology in their Galaxy S5 and iPhone 5s devices.

Biometric Technology In The UK: The Emerging Trends – This guest post by Paul Coombes, Head of Commercial (EMEA) for Argus Global, discusses emerging trends in biometric technology in the UK.

BioCatch included in Gartner’s online fraud detection report for delivering passive biometric analysis – BioCatch announced it has been named in Gartner’s Market Guide for Online Fraud Detection, formerly known as Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Web Fraud Detection.

$340 million allocated for Aadhaar expansion in Indian budget – After an extensive review, India’s new national government has decided to retain and expand Aadhaar, the world’s largest biometric database and has allocated nearly US$340 million to continue with the registration process.

BIO-key International, Experian Public Sector to provide enhanced ID verification using biometrics – BIO-key International announced it is partnering with Experian Public Sector to provide combined, streamlined multi-factor ID proofing services and fraud prevention.

Hoyos Labs to demonstrate new app that uses biometrics at NYC event – Hoyos Labs announced that it will demonstrate its soon-to-be-released mobile app which uses a range of biometrics to replace usernames and passwords, at the upcoming FinovateFall conference in NYC.

Stanley awarded three government contracts for visa processing services – Stanley Associates announced it has been awarded with three contracts valued at $64 million from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs to provide visa processing services.

Biometrics2014: A Q&A with Biometrics Institute CEO Isabelle Moeller – BiometricUpdate.com had a chance to discuss Biometrics2014 and the future of the industry with the Biometrics Institute’s CEO Isabelle Moeller. Here is a snapshot of that discussion.

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