MorphoTrust USA wins award for security excellence

MorphoTrust USA (Safran) has been honored with the James S. Cogswell Award for security excellence. Established in 1966 by the Defense Security Service (DSS), the Cogswell Awards acknowledges and honors those who work to establish a true partnership between industry and government to ensure the protection of classified information, materials and programs. Less than one percent of over 13,000 cleared contractors receive the award annually. “We are honored to be recognized by DSS as a progressive company using world-class security

U.S. Army evaluating biometrics for mobile devices on the battlefield

According to an article that appeared in NextGov, the U.S. Army is committed to evaluating several biometric systems that can function on the battlefield. According to a Defense Department budget submission, the Army will design experiments for the “detection of insider threats based on biometric identification” in the 2017 fiscal year. Officials at the Pentagon will examine testing tools such as voice and keystroke recognition. Bob Fedorchak, a tactical public key infrastructure technical lead at the Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development

Northrop Grumman to demo its biometric ecosystem at WEST 2016

Global security company Northrop Grumman is showcasing its key maritime defense capabilities during WEST 2016, a naval conference and exposition taking place this week in San Diego. One such solution the company is showcasing at its booth this year is its Biometric Ecosystem, a comprehensive range of biometric intelligence solutions for military, law enforcement, counterterrorism and border control. The Biometric Ecosystem includes multi-modal capture, storage, matching, performance monitoring, modeling, simulation and biometric-enabled intelligence functions. The company is also featuring Fire

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center issues RFI for contactless multimodal biometrics identification system

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic has posted a Request for Information (RFI) on commercial off the-shelf (COTS) contactless on the move multimodal biometrics identification system. Once eligible products have been identified, additional information will be requested at a later date. The Gatekeeper On The Move Biometrics Program, which is overseen by the Solutions in Identity Management (SIM) Integrated Product Team (IPT), is seeking information regarding vendors that already have or are currently developing a contactless on the

Biometrics Technology Center speeding up local, state and federal criminal investigations

The FBI Biometrics Technology Center in North Central West Virginia opened for use last month with its first employees settled in just before Christmas. 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 ten years in planning and construction due to the exacting standards needed for a highly secure compound. The FBI shares the facility with the Department of Defense. Employees at the facility work on cutting edge

US army to discuss details of DoD ABIS contract at industry day

The US Army Contracting Command – New Jersey (ACC-NJ) will host an industry day event on December 18 to provide and discuss information regarding the upcoming procurement of Department of Defense automated biometric identification system (DoD ABIS) sustainment services and service life extension. Held on behalf of project manager (PM) of Department of Defense (DoD) Biometrics/Product Manager Biometrics Enabling Capability (PM BEC), the event will run from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm EST at the Timmerman Center; Building 5441 in

U.S. military considering upgrading biometric identification technologies

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are considering upgrading biometric technologies to enable military officials to better identify individuals both up close and far away, according to a report by Ars Technica. The Marine Corps Systems Command recently unveiled details about the Identity Dominance System (IDS) 2 program, in which it is seeking potential vendors of portable systems that can collect various biometrics, including voice and gait recognition and DNA samples. Using these so-called tactical biometric technologies, military forces in

New biometrics market research from TechNavio and Hexa Research

TechNavio has published two separate reports about the global hand geometry biometrics market and the biometrics market in BRIC countries, while Hexa Research has published a report examining the biometrics technology market based on application. Technavio’s “Global Hand Geometry Biometrics Market 2015-2019” report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global hand geometry biometrics market for the period 2015-2019. Technavio’s analysts predict the global hand geometry biometrics market — which include sales , from sensors, scanners, software,

U.S. Special Operations Command testing rapid DNA readers

The U.S. Special Operations Command said it is testing two rapid DNA readers – IntegenX’s RapidHIT 200 and NetBIO’s DNAscan — in forward locations, according to a report by Defense One. Priced at $250,000, the DNA readers compare the submitted DNA sample against a database that matches DNA to identities of individuals. The machines weigh 60 pounds and are about the size of a copier, but require less manpower than an entire DNA lab. The machines are able to calculate

MacAulay-Brown to demonstrate iris/facial biometric solution at SOFIC event

National Security firm MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB) announced that it will demonstrate its security solutions including iris capture solutions at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC). Held May 19-21, 2015 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, SOFIC is the defense industry’s premier event focused on advancing defense industry technology solutions and developing the global SOF alliance. “We are very proud of the long-standing partnership we have built with the SOF community,” said Sid Fuchs, president and CEO of MacB.