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

Global biometrics market projected to reach $24.6 billion by 2020

The global biometrics technology market is expected to reach US$24.59 billion by 2020, according to a new study published by Grand View Research, Inc. According to the research firm, increasing demand in consumer electronics to enhance customer experience is expected to drive the biometrics technology market over the next six years. Biometrics technology will be used by several verticals in the private, public and commercial sectors to overcome security threats, which is primarily expected to fuel market demand over the

More than 350K iris and fingerprint devices shipped a year in India: 6Wresearch report

6Wresearch announced it has a published a new report that shows that more than 350,000 iris and fingerprint units were shipped in India in the year leading up to June 2014. The report illustrates how biometrics are growing in worldwide acceptance, specifically across developing countries such as India. The report provides details about the total number of biometric units imported and manufactured in India, as well as the players, prices and features including resolution, verification, interface and applications. Single-modal biometric

Precise Biometrics announces new strategy to reach profitability during 2015

Precise Biometrics announced it is focusing the operations in order to reach profitability during 2015 by boosting its market presence in fingerprint technologies, making more efficient use of its partner network for the sale of Tactivo, and reducing its operating expenses. The company will expand its development, market presence and sales efforts with a predominant focus on Asian mobile phone manufacturers to strengthen its position in the market for fingerprint technology in mobile devices. “We maintain a close dialogue with

U.S. Department of State looking to adopt system that captures and processes biometric identifiers

The Bureau of Diplomatic Security is seeking to adopt a new system which would allow it to electronically capture and process biometric identifiers to determine threats to the country, according to a report by Washington Technology. The department wants to use biometric enrollment data file plans to compare the data against other U.S. terrorist, intelligence and criminal databases to pinpoint potential criminals. The Bureau of Diplomatic Security is also looking to use the system for its own criminal investigations and

Security Solution Firm Viscount Systems Win Two US Federal Contracts

Security software and services provider Viscount Systems announced this week it has been awarded two new contracts to provide access control solutions for U.S. Federal Government facilities in New York and Louisiana. Unfortunately, the government agencies could not be publically named due to contractual obligations. The contract win follows the completion of the recent $500,000 deployment of Viscount System’s telephone access system biometrics-friendly Freedom access control software. “We continue to fortify our relationship with agencies in the federal sector by

Special Report: Biometrics and Homeland Security

Biometric Update Special Reports provides analysis and competitive industry intelligence for the global biometrics industry including market size, multiple industry segments, venture capital and other business opportunities, along with in-depth profiles on the best emerging companies and solutions. This report provides a brief overview of the spending and programs that the U.S. Government is engaged in surrounding homeland security initiatives and biometrics including: an introduction to homeland security, DHS reorganization, US homeland security spending, use of biometrics, trusted traveler programs

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

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