3rd Conference on Technical Cooperation & Capacity Building for Border Management

December 2-4, 2014 Bangkok, Thailand The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and APSCA will host the 3rd Conference on Technical Cooperation and Capacity Building for Border Management on 2-4 December 2104 in Bangkok. This year’s theme is “BORDER MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR 2025: What Can We Expect and How Will They Integrate with Existing Systems?” The international event is the largest gathering of National Government Agencies including Immigration, Border Control, Customs, and other agencies with responsibilities in the area of

Border Management & Technologies Summit 2014

Border Management and Technologies Summit June 10-13, 2014 Istanbul, Turkey Border Management is a major topic in the Balkans and Middle East with many governments in the region looking to invest heavily in securing their international borders. many refugees and migrants pass through the region to enter Western Europe and with increased pressures to limit this, governments are reacting by investing in the latest border management technologies. Our 2nd annual Border Management and Technologies Summit will take place in Istanbul,

SIBA: A Q&A with founder Janice Kephart

This Q&A was written and submitted by Janice Kephart and forms the first part of BiometricUpdate.com’s discussion with the outspoken founder of SIBA and advocate for the broad application of biometric technologies. Read part 2 here. The Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA) recently launched and aims to provide proactive education, policy refinement and solutions to the complexities of balancing identity, security and protection with national security, public safety, economic strength, privacy and innovation. The group was founded by Janice Kephart,

Biometric passports and borders essential to prevent use of stolen passports: SIBA

Following news reports that stolen Austrian and Italian passports were used to book two airline tickets on the disappeared Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, the newly-formed Secure Identity & Biometrics Association has released a statement arguing that the need for full and immediate implementation of biometric passports and borders, including a biometric exit program in the United States. “Fully biometric passports and readers can prevent stolen passport holders from successfully bypassing immigration authorities,” Janice Kephart, founder of the Secure Identity & Biometrics

Biometrics Institute Identities at the Borders Seminar 2014

April 29, 2014 Brussels, Belgium The Biometrics Institute is holding its second Identities at the Borders Seminar on 29 April 2014 in Brussels, Belgium. This event will focus on the Future of Travel (Registered Traveller Programmes) and Automated Border Control. This event will offer unprecedented networking opportunities, bringing together border agencies, biometric suppliers and the aviation industry. Over 50 delegates attended the first seminar in 2013 including: Copenhagen Airports, ACI Europe, Federal Police Belgium, Belgian Federal Police, Bundespolizei (BPOL) German

SDW 2014 – The Global Hub For Next Generation Citizen & Government ID Solutions

QEII Conference Centre, Westminster, London, UK Conference: 16-18 June 2014 – Exhibition 17-18 June 2014 SDW 2014 (Security Document World) – the world’s leading document security show – focuses on ePassports, visas, driving licenses, national IDs, worker credentials, advanced border control, anti-counterfeiting, fraud detection, and much more. The event will provide a global showcase for next-generation human identity solutions, focusing on intrinsic document security and on the new cutting-edge secure infrastructure now required to produce and use these advanced documents

Usability should be key consideration in biometric border systems

Usability and functionality should be a primary concern for designers and manufacturers of biometric systems. Though such systems typically are deployed for security applications, they should still provide an exemplary service experience that quickly meets the basic needs of the user, without fuss or bother. Most would attest that the air travel experience is anything but an exemplary one. Travelers in the high-security, post-911 era have to run a high-paced gantlet of airline flight check-in, along with baggage drop-off, security

Vision-Box deploys biometric eGates at Lisbon International Airport

Vision-Box has announced that it has set up biometric Automated Border Control eGates at the Lisbon International Airport. In particular, the gates that have been deployed are the company’s vb i-match 5, which can process the Portuguese ePassports as well as the Portuguese National Citizen Card and holders of diplomatic or special passports as part of recently implemented pilot projects for Brazilian and Angolan nationals. To verify the identity of users passing through the gates, vb i-match 5 uses biometrics, including

Biometrics for Government and National Security

IDGA is pleased to bring back the 7th Annual Biometrics for Government and National Security. This 3-day event will feature high profile speakers from BIMA, OBIM, OUSD, DHS, FBI, NATO, GAO and more and will provide the venue for you to learn what key decision makers and technology experts anticipate being the future of securing our war fighters, citizens, government employees, and borders. Attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to interact, network, and learn from leading representatives from military, government

Uncertain U.S. fiscal policy to constrain biometrics spending

The largest market for biometric technology is the United States. Biometrics Research Group, Inc. projects that the U.S. market will spend a minimum of US$6 billion on biometric related products and services in 2013.  Most of this funding will be driven by defense spending on biometrics programs, which will cumulatively total US$3.5 billion over the 2007 through 2015 fiscal years. The balance of biometrics spending in the United States is directed to law enforcement. In terms of technologies, automated fingerprint