Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris features iris recognition technology ready for Aadhaar authentication

According to a report in Tech Radar India, Samsung has launched the Galaxy Tab Iris in India featuring iris recognition technology that is ready for Aadhar authentication. The Android device has been designed and developed in Samsung’s R&D center in Bangalore. The iris scanner is Aadhar, STQC and UIDADI certified. The tablet features a 7-inch WSVGA display with a resolution of 1024*600, a 1.2 Ghz quad core processor, a 5MP autofocus rear ‘iris’ camera for biometric authentication, 1.5GB RAM, 8

NEC opening office in Washington, D.C. to better support government customers

NEC Corporation of America’s (NEC) new office in Washington, D.C. will be unveiled in an invitation only grand opening reception on May 19 to be attended by leading officials from the U.S. government, academia, and the private technology sector. The reception will include welcome remarks by NEC Corporation of America’s president and CEO Shinsuke (Shin) Takahashi and a keynote talk by Jim Lewis, an internationally recognized expert on cyber security and senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and

Government biometrics market to see 11% CAGR growth until 2020: Technavio

Technavio has released a new research report titled ‘Global Biometrics Market in the Government Sector 2016-2020‘, which forecasts that the global biometrics market in the government sector will grow at a CAGR of over 11% until 2020. The report identifies the major end-users of this market as the defense department (military, aerospace and federal organizations), the department of homeland security (civil security organizations and ministries, including transportation and identity documentation), and others, including government spending on biometric solutions for healthcare

AGNITO CEO discusses innovations in voice biometrics and 2016 strategy

AGNITIO has long been a provider of voice biometrics solutions for government and commercial sectors. The company’s series of KIVOX voice biometrics products are integrated into the security solutions of financial services, telecommunications, utilities, and companies in other sectors. In addition, AGNITIO’s underlying voice ID technology is deployed in the most demanding environments, such as forensics and intelligence. For example, Morpho recently integrated AGNITIO’s voice biometrics engine into its multi-biometric platform, MorphoBIS, to provide law enforcement and intelligence agencies with

Algeria begins issuing biometric national identity cards this month

Algeria’s Council of Ministers, chaired by President Bouteflika, recently released a statement that the Algeria biometric national identity card will start being issued this month. The biometric identity card will include a national identification number for each citizen and will encourage the modernization of government services and promotion of electronic administration across the country as all public services “would be digitized and would become accessible to users, administrations and companies,” said the statement. President Bouteflika also encouraged the use of

Australian govt says national facial biometric system will maintain privacy safeguards

A preliminary privacy impact assessment of the federal government’s plan to establish a National Facial Biometric Matching Capability (NFBMC) signals that the system will maintain strong privacy safeguards when it comes into operation in mid-2016, according to a report by ZDNet. All 16 recommendations made by Information Integrity Solutions were accepted in part or full. Some of the recommendations included improving security measures by developing templates for interagency data sharing agreements, complying with Australian Privacy Principles, and limiting the amount

Biometrics for Government and Law Enforcement

Biometrics for Government and Law Enforcement January 25 – 27, 2016 – Washington D.C IDGA’s 10th Annual Biometrics for Government and Law Enforcement brings together industry experts at the forefront of biometrics to address the emerging government and law enforcement challenges, look at technology gaps in existing systems, and present the latest advancements in biometric technology to attend to future requirements. As a media partner for the event, has secured a 20% off standard rates discount. Quote code BM16_BU

Biometrics for government & law enforcement: Q&A with Andrew T. Hildebrand and James Loudermilk

Technological advances in mobile and multimodal analysis — including complex areas like video analytics, facial imagery, Rapid DNA and balistocardiographic identity — are advancing and refining biometrics to more effectively meet the needs of law enforcement and national security agencies. Government and industry experts will attend the 10th annual Biometrics for Government & Law Enforcement, held January 25-27, 2016, to discuss these issues and the development of the next generation of analytics-based biometrics. This year’s conference will feature a Technical

Global government biometrics spending to reach $122M by 2019

Technavio has published a new research report titled “Global Biometrics Spending Market in the Government Sector 2015-2019“, which forecasts global biometrics spending in the government sector to grow at a CAGR of more than 14% to reach more than USD $122 million by 2019. According to the report’s findings, North America currently has the largest market share with about 33% as a result of US and Canadian governments investing in various biometric solutions. The report details key drivers such as

Arizona DOT implementing facial recognition technology to curb identity theft

The Arizona Department of Transportation announced it is implementing facial recognition technology for the application process for state-issued credentials in an effort to curb identity theft and fraud, according to a report by the Eastern Arizona Courier. From now on, individuals applying for a new or duplicate driver license or state ID card at either an ADOT Motor Vehicle Division or Authorized Third Party office will be required to have their photo taken. During the “Photo First” review process, the