Defense department developing multifactor authentication system

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) High-Assurance Cyber Military Systems (HACMS) program is developing technology for the creation of safe and secure cyber-physical systems, according to a report by American Security Today. Leveraging a formal methods-based approach, the program enables semi-automated code synthesis from executable specifications and has already passed on some of its technology to both the defense and commercial communities. DARPA is currently developing a multifactor authentication system intended to replace the current common access card (CAC) which

Iris ID technology integrated in Ultra Electronics’ tactical system for military applications

Iris ID announced that its iris recognition technology has been integrated in Ultra Electronics’ tactical information system for military applications. The Combat Apps Tactical System (CATS) is designed to facilitate secure communication between headquarters and frontline troops using a lightweight, tablet-based device. The CATS tablets provide secure, encrypted communication including voice, situational awareness, high bandwidth video and chat across all available networks. Embedded with Iris ID’s R-100 camera and IrisAccelerator, CATS enables front-line operatives to capture biometric data for authenticating

Defense Department seeking better biometric ID devices for use in field

The Department of Defense’s Special Operations Command unit is seeking more effective biometric identification devices for use in the field, during mass enrollments of personnel at forward operating bases or for watchlist matching, according to a report by GCN. In a request for information posted on May 26, the department stated that the technologies should be able to rapidly collect and store a wide range of biometrics — including facial image, iris, fingerprints and voice capture — and send the

TMR report forecasts military biometrics market to reach $10.62B in 2025

Transparency Market Research (TMR) has published a new research report on the global military biometrics market, which forecasts the market will grow at a CAGR of 7.4 percent between 2017 and 2025. At this pace, the global military biometrics market’s valuation is projected to increase from US$5.65 in 2016 to reach US$10.62 billion by the end of 2025. The report emphasizes the highly competitive nature of the global military biometrics market, as several large global players occupy the vendor landscape.

Author shares military biometrics deployment lessons to address industry shortfall

While working as a U.S. Army officer in the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) biometrics organization, William Buhrow had a conversation with a frustrated member of the military in Afghanistan. The guides to use and planning considerations available for other systems used by the military did not exist for biometrics, he discovered. This realization prompted Buhrow to take on a role as an advocate for broader understanding of the non-technical aspects of large scale biometric deployments, and to write Biometrics in

Swiss research institute involved in U.S. gov’t biometric projects

Idiap Research Institute is working on two major biometric security projects for the U.S. government. Through its Swiss Center for Biometric Research and Testing, the Idiap Research Institute is engaged in the U.S. government’s Odin and MediFor projects. The goal of the Odin program is to develop biometric presentation attack detection technologies to ensure biometric security systems can detect when someone is attempting to disguise their biometric identity. Odin is a program administered by the Office of the Director of

DSI releases Identity Management Symposium full agenda

Defense Strategies Institute (DSI) has released the full agenda for its fourth Identity Management Symposium to be held this April in Alexandria, Virginia. This year’s educational symposium will provide senior leaders within OBIM, DHS, DFBA, and the Intelligence Community two days of off-the-record briefings and informal, collaborative discussions focusing on the theme of “Advancing Biometric and Identity Activity Solutions”. Confirmed speakers include: Grant Schneider, Deputy Federal CISO, Office of Management and Budget; Michael Sorrento, Director, Defense Manpower Data Center; COL

DSI to hold symposium on advancing biometric and ID activity solutions

Defense Strategies Institute (DSI) will hold its fourth annual Identity Management Symposium on April 18 to 19 at The Mary M. Gates Learning Center in Alexandria, Virginia. The two-day event will give attendees the opportunity to contribute to discussions focused on advancing biometric and identity activity solutions. This year’s educational summit will inform attendees on the U.S. government’s current and prospective initiatives to integrate advanced identity and access management practices for greater defense and security. All attendees will have the

Military biometrics market to grow more than 7% CAGR through 2020

Technavio has released a new study entitled ‘Global Military Biometrics Market 2016-2020‘, which forecasts that the global military biometrics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than a 7% during the forecast period. The market research report also includes an up-to-date market analysis and forecasts for various segments and all geographical regions. “The global military biometrics market is forecasted to grow at a steady pace owing to the growing security concerns and increasing illegal migration of people

U.S. Army Special Operations Command seeking new biometric technology

The U.S. Army Special Operations Command (SOCOM) (www.soc.mil) has posted a request for information (RFT) to evaluate selected exploitation technologies from March 27 to 31 at Camp Atterbury in Indiana, according to a report by Sofrep. In a November 7 Federal Register notice, SOCOM invited industry, academia, individuals, and government labs to submit technology nominations for which SOCOM will provide input. The event is designed to improve collaboration between SOCOM and technology providers as well as to identify technologies that