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

Aware to deliver web-based biometric enrollment solution to DoD

Aware, Inc. is providing its WebEnroll, BioComponents, and BioSP products as part of a new system to the United States Department of Defense (DoD) to screen applicants for employment. The solution enables fingerprints to be collected using a biometric enrollment application that runs in a browser, making it easier to distribute, maintain, and secure across the DoD’s various departments and numerous facilities and bases. Named “SWFT Plus Enrollment” (SWFT+), the new system is administrated by the Defense Manpower Data Center

PAE awarded $66M forensics and biometrics contract from U.S. Navy

PAE has been awarded the Naval Expeditionary Forensics and Biometrics (NEFB) task order by the U.S. Navy under its SeaPort-e IDIQ. The task order is for a four-year duration and has a total value of about $66 million if all options are exercised. Under the contract, PAE will provide the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division with CONUS, OCONUS and shipboard services to support the Weapons Control and Integration Department’s forensics and biometrics requirements. The company will provide a wide

IBIA comments on efforts to reduce maritime security risk by leveraging biometrics

The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) has published a new focus paper commenting on the U.S. Coast Guard’s efforts to reduce maritime security risk by leveraging biometrics and advanced smart card technology. The paper, Maritime Security Enhanced through Biometric Readers, authored by Walter Hamilton, Vice Chairman, IBIA, comments on the U.S. Coast Guard’s recently published final rule, which outlines the implementation requirements for electronic biometric readers used in conjunction with the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) – a biometric-enabled

Carnegie Mellon wins Navy contract to develop improved biometric surveillance

Carnegie Mellon University has won an $8.9M Navy contract to research and develop new algorithms for the U.S. Navy’s aerial and biometric surveillance efforts. The one-year contract focuses on “basic and applied research of unconstrained resolution, occlusion, pose, and aging-tracking, surveillance and identification (UROPA-TSI) in support of the Special Surveillance Program,” according to the Department of Defense contract announcement. The research will provide next-generation algorithms and cutting edge fundamental research to solve difficult scientific problems, such as low-resolution, occlusion, pose,

ManTech to provide maintenance support for DoD biometrics software

ManTech International has won a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contract to provide maintenance support for devices and software used for biometrics collection, storage, matching, and analysis in a forward operating environment. ManTech will provide operational and user maintenance and software maintenance support to the Product Manager for Joint Personnel Identification Quick Reaction Capabilities Sustainment. The cost-plus-fixed-fee task order has a 12-month base period of performance and one 12-month option period, with a potential total value to ManTech of $44.2

DARPA seeks cybersecurity proposals

According to a U.S. government request for proposal, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals from IT providers in the area of cyber attribution. The goal of the agency’s new “Enhanced Attribution” program is to develop technologies for generating operationally and tactically relevant information about multiple concurrent independent malicious cyber campaigns, involving several operators. The program will also seek the means to share such information with any of a number of interested parties without putting at

Biometrics research, smart payment cards and facial recognition trending this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Facial recognition NEC will be demonstrating biometric recognition solutions that use Microsoft Azure Internet of Things (IoT) technology, at the Hannover Messe 2016 trade fair this week in Hannover, Germany. NEC’s manufacturing solution combines NEC face recognition technologies and Factory Energy Management System (FEMS) with Azure IoT technology to create a complete end-to-end solution for factory maintenance, repair, and operation. The retail