DoD renews $3.5M automated biometric identification system contract with MorphoTrust

November 3, 2015 - 

MorphoTrust USA (Safran) announced that it has won a $3.5 million contract with the Department of Defense (DoD) to provide biometric identity verification solutions.

The solution will help the DoD achieve its mission of defending the United States by verifying the identities of individuals in situations critical to national security, said MorphoTrust.

For the third consecutive year, DoD has renewed its contract for MorphoTrust ABIS (automated biometric identification system), a software platform that allows organizations to search, process, compare and manage identity data of enrolled individuals.

With ABIS, DoD can enroll a range of biometric images including face, finger, palm and iris for use in near-instantaneous one-to-one and one-to-many identity checks.

MorphoTrust’s ABIS ultimately enables DoD to achieve its identity record-keeping, identity management, ID verification and deduplication mission goals.

“Federal agencies need to be able to reliably verify the identities of individuals whenever national security is involved, and wherever identity is critical to their mission,” said Bob Eckel, CEO of MorphoTrust. “Over the years, MorphoTrust has proudly served the identity needs of DoD and many other agencies, and our team looks forward to bringing our expertise and support in the years ahead.”

Previously reported, MorphoTrust USA SVP of government operations James Albers recently testified at a hearing held by the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee regarding “Secure Immigration Identity Documents,” in which he discussed the role of the private sector in developing these documents.

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