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

U.S. Army evaluating biometrics for mobile devices on the battlefield

According to an article that appeared in NextGov, the U.S. Army is committed to evaluating several biometric systems that can function on the battlefield. According to a Defense Department budget submission, the Army will design experiments for the “detection of insider threats based on biometric identification” in the 2017 fiscal year. Officials at the Pentagon will examine testing tools such as voice and keystroke recognition. Bob Fedorchak, a tactical public key infrastructure technical lead at the Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development

US naval base implements biometric identification and access control at all gates

Naval Submarine Base New London (SUBASE) will soon be implementing the Defense Biometrics Identification System (DBIDS) at all access gates, joining the ranks of other Navy Region Mid-Atlantic commands, according to a report by The Dolpin. Serving as an improved identity authentication and force protection system, DBIDS is a global database which effectively facilitates the distribution of biometric data to the gate-guard tasked with controlling an individual’s authorized access to SUBASE. Using a hand-held wireless scanner, the gate-guard scans the

DSI announces speakers for Identity Management Symposium

Next month, senior leaders from the Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency (DFBA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Defense (DoD) and the intelligence community will gather in Alexandria, Virginia for two days of off the record briefings and informal discussions at the Defense Strategies Institute’s 3rd Annual Identity Management Symposium. The central theme of the symposium is “Advancing Identity Intelligence and Biometric Effectiveness” and it is designed as an educational and training town-hall style forum where thought leaders