Indian gov’t to link food ration cards to Aadhaar

The Indian government has announced that it intends to update its ration card system so that it can take advantage of Aadhaar. Aadhaar is the 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Indian government to every individual resident of India. The Aadhaar project aims to provide a single, unique identifier which captures all the demographic and biometric details of every Indian resident. Currently, Aadhaar has issued over 900 million Aadhaar numbers, and has enrolled approximately 850 million people, with a

Defense Strategies Institute’s 3rd Annual Identity Management Symposium

Defense Strategies Institute 3rd Annual Identity Management Symposium April 19-20, 2016 Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA 3rd Annual Identity Management Symposium Advancing Identity Intelligence and Biometric Effectiveness DSI’s 3rd Annual Identity Management Symposium is designed as an educational and training “Town Hall” forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across military and civilian organizations can come together for actionable discussions and debate. The 2016 Identity Management Symposium will focus on the recent challenges, solutions and innovations in the

Applied Recognition and 791 Technologies to collaborate on customer solutions

Canadian companies 791 Technologies Limited and Applied Recognition Inc. have recently signed a collaboration agreement to improve solutions for customers of both companies. Applied Recognition specializes in the development of face detection, recognition and authentication technology. Through the agreement, 791 Technologies will create, develop, and market innovative digital products using Applied Recognition’s face authentication technology built into 791 Technologies applications and platforms. “This will further enhance the foundation of 791 Technologies strategy of modular approach and help develop client solutions

Morpho and Orange Cyberdefense form cybersecurity partnership

Morpho (Safran) and Orange Cyberdefense have signed a partnership agreement regarding the development of a complete range of cybersecurity products and services. Orange Cyberdefense will draw on Morpho’s expertise in biometrics and market Morpho’s security and digital trust solutions. Morpho will promote Orange Cyberdefense’s portfolio of cybersecurity solutions. Morpho has end-to-end expertise in digital identity to help prevent cyberattacks. Using its biometrics expertise in identity, access control management, secure transactions and long-term data storage, the company works with both private

New appointments to advance Crossmatch sales initiatives

Identity management and authentication firm Crossmatch announced the appointment of John Atkinson as vice president of global enterprise sales and Eduardo Parodi as vice president of government sales for Europe, Africa and Latin America. Lance Roncalli, senior vice president of global sales commented on the appointments, “We are pleased to have Eduardo and John as part of the Crossmatch team. Their combined experience in the enterprise software and security markets, as well as broad range of industry relationships, support our

Iris biometric technology by Iris ID in use at CERN

Iris recognition firm Iris ID has completed a new installation of its iris biometrics technology at CERN, a 21-country European research organization operating the world’s largest particle physics laboratory located outside Geneva, Switzerland. This new installation added Iris ID readers to 25 new security access points to the radiological area of CERN’s Proton Synchrotron (PS) accelerator complex, adding to the 55 Iris ID readers that have been in use since 2008 to access the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), CERN’s main

GenKey CEO discusses biometric identity and election management solutions

This year proved to be a notable one for GenKey with the company announcing several deployments throughout the world of its biometric identity and election management technology. GenKey’s biometric deduplication system, in particular, was deployed in many nation-scale election and health programs, with both the Tanzanian and Ghanaian governments deploying its solutions for their respective elections. In May, GenKey updated its FastAFIS SDK technology with significantly improved biometric matching accuracy. Following these improvements, FastAFIS can now achieve 10 to 1000

Ohio hospital implements CrossChx biometric patient identification solution

Akron General is connecting patients to its electronic health records using the CrossChx biometric patient identification solution, SafeChx, to instantly verify patient identity through fingerprint scanning and alert hospital personnel to potential medical record errors, according to a report by Cleveland Business. Akron General set up the SafeChx solution in its major registration areas and has been collecting several hundred new fingerprint IDs each day since November. The enrollment process takes about 30 seconds and is available for the patient

Border Management & Technologies Summit 2016

Border Management & Technologies Summit 2016 May 16-18, 2016 Ankara, Turkey Border Management & Technologies Summit Now in its 4th year we are pleased to announce that our Border Management & Technologies Summit is heading to Ankara for the first time. The event will allow you to analyse the latest migration issues being faced in Europe and Turkey’s southern border. There is an argument that the European Union needs to evaluate and review the Schengen Agreement and the free border

FBI and DoD biometrics experts working under the same roof

The FBI Biometrics Technology Center in North Central West Virginia is now open for use, with its first employees having moved in just before Christmas, according to a report by The Exponent Telegram. Supported by the late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., the four story, 360,000 square foot, state-of-the art facility took about 10 years in planning and construction due to the exacting standards needed for a highly secure compound. “Our goal is to have about 1,000 employees assigned