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

Biometrics 2013 15-17 October 2013 | London, UK

Biometrics 2013 provides great practical advice, tips and solutions for all those using or considering using biometrics technology for managing identity and increasing efficiency within government and commercial applications. The comprehensive three-day programme brings together 45 international speakers to share insight, expert opinion and hands-on case study experience on the latest technological developments and new trials in the use of biometrics. Sessions include: Mobile biometrics, Voice verification, Securing identity and facilitating travel, Biometrics and payments, Biometric technologies in focus, Military

Global government biometrics market poised for growth

New research is available on the global government biometrics market, and according to Reportlinker, future demand is expected to be steady. According to the research, Analysis of the Global Government Biometrics Market, increased concern for safety and security in growing economies is expected to have a positive impact on the market as a whole and emerging economies like Brazil, India, South Africa, the Middle East, Russia and China are expected to adopt the technology, initially accelerating market growth. The report,

2013 Biometric Consortium Conference and Technology Expo

The 2013 Biometric Consortium Conference and Technology Expo, presented by AFCEA, NIST and NSA, will address the important role that biometrics plays in identification and verification of individuals for government and commercial applications worldwide. The Conference will be two and a half days of presentations, seminars and panel discussions with the participation of internationally recognized experts in biometric technologies, system and application developers, IT business strategists, and government and commercial officers. The 2013 Conference and Expo focuses on biometric technologies

Sweden looks to Cybercom for e-identification system

IT security specialist Cybercom Group has won a contract to provide e-identification services to Sweden. The contract runs for three years, with an option for two more years. The value of the contract is estimated to be approximately US $4.63 million (SEK 30 million). “We are very proud to be given the opportunity to build the security foundation that is essential for the entire e-society,” Björn Lindeberg, Business Manager, Cybercom said. “This contract further strengthens our leading position in the field of

Oberthur Technologies delivers ePassport solution in Uzbekistan

Oberthur Technologies has announced the signing of the final acceptance of the Uzbekistan e-Passport system. As a system integrator, Oberthur has implemented an end-to-end identity system, including citizen enrolment, e-passports, personalization, document verification, border control and authentication in Uzbekistan. According to the company, Oberthur also provides a strong Public Key Infrastructure, based on system-One PKI for eMRTD, which is compliant with ICAO and EAC standards. In addition, says the company, Oberthur Technologies has closely assisted the Uzbek government in the