UKAid to conduct biometrics registration exercise for 3,000 Kenyan schoolchildren

UKAid is supporting the Adolescent Girls Initiative- Kenya (AGI-Kenya) to conduct a biometric registration exercise in which it will register the fingerprints of 3,000 adolescent girls to record their daily attendance, according to a report by All Africa. Implemented by Save the Children, the biometric exercise will use inexpensive biometric technology to identify female students in 60 schools in Wajir County. Students who meet the required 80% school attendance record qualify for a bursary twice a term. The bursary will

MorphoTrust to provide fingerprint enrollment platform at 55 new centers

The Department of Public Safety will soon expand the network of its Fingerprint Applicant Services of Texas (FAST) by adding 55 new enrollment facilities – specifically in rural areas — to its current 93 locations where MorphoTrust USA (Safran) will provide secure and convenient fingerprint-based background checks. Texas awarded IdentoGO Centers by the contract to MorphoTrust, making it the first state to implement MorphoTrust’s new commercial enrollment platform. Many civilian applicants can now benefit from increased access as well as

Trusted traveler programs offer speedy and unfair advantage

Trusted traveler programs provide expedited travel for pre-approved, low risk travelers through dedicated lanes and kiosks. The programs have proliferated over the past several years due to increased air travel and globalized business. The United States, through its homeland security department, offers multiple programs: which include NEXUS and SENTRI. NEXUS is a joint program with the Canada Border Services Agency that allows pre-screened, approved travelers faster processing. NEXUS was established in 2002 as part of the Shared Border Accord, a

American Senator Dianne Feinstein proposes gun legislation that includes biometrics

American Senator Dianne Feinstein has proposed a new legislation in response to the Newtown, Conn., murders that represents a tougher ban on assault weapons and would see all gun owners fingerprinted and photographed for positive identification. According to the New York Times, Feinstein’s proposed legislation would not only outlaw the manufacture and sale of new semiautomatic guns but would also mandate federal registration and background checks on gun owners who legally purchased guns after the old ban on these weapons