U.S. Army contracts IBG to design and develop a biometric authentication system

November 24, 2014 - 

The U.S. Army has contracted Novetta-owned IBG to design and develop a biometric authentication system based on non-traditional modalities incorporated in existing active authentication research, according to a notice posted on FedBizOpps.Gov.

According to the notice, IBG will research and develop a biometrics application program that is comprised of a secure container for behavioral/cognitive-based and traditional biometric sensors and analysis engine applications.

The biometric system will also include sensor data fusion algorithms to support a multimodality active authentication platform, along with cryptographic algorithms and protocols using biometrics features to “support the ability to transmit and receive data security using a key exchange that is client-verified.”

Finally, the biometric system will offer data collection support for specific biometric sensors that are part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency desktop and mobile active authentication program.

In addition to these offerings, IBG will provide full technical support for emerging behavioral based biometric capabilities and platforms.

The biometric authentication system is expected to be completed by July 31, 2015.

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