New biometric system boosts Marines data sharing capabilities

A new biometric system deployed by the Marine Corps System Command has led to a 154 percent increase in biometric collections submitted, and 11 watch list hits in its first month of use, dvidshub.net reports. The complete solution is supplied by Aware, according to David Benini, Aware’s VP of marketing and product. It includes an Aware-developed application running on a hardened mobile device from a partner supplier. The Identity Dominance System-Marine Corps (IDS-MC) captures fingerprints, iris and face images, to

UK’s Home Office Biometrics to host supplier event for procurement project

The UK’s Home Office will host an event to share its Home Office Biometrics (HOB) Strategic Central and Bureau Platform (SCBP) procurement strategy with potential suppliers on Tuesday, December 12, to provide insight into its requirements and approach, and judge industry interest. The HOB program currently uses fingerprint, face and DNA verification for crime scene investigation, visa applications, passport applications, border control and counter-terrorism. The Home Office intends to run separate procurement processes for the SCBP’s “matcher/mobile/bureau application & tools”

B.C. government expands use of BIO-key fingerprint authentication solution

The Province of British Columbia is expanding its use of BIO-key’s fingerprint authentication solution, WEB-key. The B.C. government first deployed BIO-key’s technology in 2012 to enable secure self-service access for identity information management and authentication services. Now, BIO-key’s WEB-key solution is being deployed into new areas, leveraging biometric authentication to augment physical access control in a new facility. “By leveraging international standards for biometric data, BIO-key is able to provide the Province with a flexible, secure, and highly scalable platform

KeyLogic Systems acquires CrossResolve to expand biometrics services

Engineering firm KeyLogic Systems, Inc. has acquired CrossResolve, a government advisory and strategy services organization focused on biometrics, forensics, and identity programs. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The acquisition aligns with KeyLogic’s newfound national security and biometrics-focused strategy and allow the organization deliver a wider selection of services to its client base. “It has always been our goal for KeyLogic to provide our customers with the best possible solutions, and that’s why we’ve never had a one-time

UK government seeking fingerprint technology for law enforcement

The UK government is looking to meet with biometric technology firms to help determine existing marketplace capacity to provide fingerprint devices and capture software, which will be used by frontline law enforcement, according to a report by Government Computing. The move comes a few months after the Home Office announced it would provide more than £26 million in additional police transformation funding in support of 28 projects or technology plans over the next three years, including a joint forensics and

4th Annual Identity Management Symposium

4th Annual Identity Management Symposium April 18-19, 2017 Alexandria, VA DSI’s 2-day premier National Capital Region event, 4th Identity Management Symposium, will occur April 18-19, 2017, in Alexandria, VA. This symposium will provide attendees with the opportunity to convene with senior leaders from OBIM, DHS, DoD, and the Intelligence Community for two days of off the record briefings and informal collaborative discussions focusing on this year’s theme of “Advancing Biometric and Identity Activity Solutions.” Learn More & Register

Facial recognition trial completed at South Korea government complex

South Korea’s Government Buildings Management Office is ramping up security at public buildings with a facial recognition system following a high-profile illegal entry at one of its offices last year. According to a Korea Bizwire report, the system, developed by local IT company SysOne, so far covers 186 gates at four complexes and is responsible for monitoring some 32,000 employees and 6,000 daily visitors. The Government Buildings Management Office is officially implementing the access control system after the success of

Smart Surveillance for Safer Cities

Smart Surveillance for Safer Cities March 27-28, 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE The Smart Surveillance for Safer Cities conference will be a platform for you to network with government stakeholders responsible for deploying smart surveillance technologies and improving public safety and security through technology innovations. For more information please contact enquiry@iqpc.ae.

Biometric voter technology may postpone Kenya’s election preparations

Kenya’s Electoral Commission has warned the country that political pressures regarding biometric voter technology may potentially postpone preparations for the nation’s upcoming August elections, according to a report by VOA News. The country’s Senate legal committee is evaluating public comments related to a divisive revision to the electoral law the lower House recently passed, which would allow manual voting as well as allow the commission to manually submit election results in the event of a biometric voter technology failure during

Showcase Australia 2016

Showcase Australia 2016 November 16, 2016 Canberra, Australia The Biometrics Institute presents the 2016 Showcase Australia event, to be held at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra on Wednesday 16 November. This annual event presents the latest biometric applications and technologies in an informal environment with a strong focus on networking. This event provides a unique and effective platform to connect biometric users from key government agencies with technology providers to share ideas and establish the roadmap for securing identity and