GAO urges DoD to address discrepancies in biometric, forensic systems regulation efforts

The Government Accountability Office (GOA) has called on the Department of Defense (DoD) to address discrepancies in their efforts to regulate its biometric and forensic systems, according to a report by Executive Gov. In a report released earlier this week, GAO stated that while DoD has implemented certain measures to meet long-term requirements for deployable biometric and forensic platforms, it continues to be plagued with strategic planning and acquisition management issues. GAO auditors discovered in its investigation that while the

DHS making progress in developing biometric exit system despite challenges

U.S. Government Accountability Office has released a report reviewing the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) progress in developing a biometric exit capability at the country’s air borders — its first report assessing the planning of the capability since 2013. In compiling the report, GAO reviewed statutes and DHS documents as well as interviewed DHS officials about biometric exit capability development and overstays reporting. The agency also reviewed four biometric entry and exit pilot programs and analyzed overstay data for the

GAO report shows a need for privacy guidelines regarding facial recognition

Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) said the recently-released Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on facial recognition technology serves as “a reminder” that federal laws relating to the technology must be amended in order to protect privacy, according to a report by Broadcasting Cable. In the report, the GAO found that federal laws do not actively address the technology, particularly in regards to how facial recognition information can be used or shared. The National Telecommunications & Information Administration held a stakeholder meeting