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.

Integrated Biometrics unveils new FBI-compliant fingerprint scanner

Integrated Biometrics has unveiled Columbo Desktop FAP PIV 30 Scanner, a new fingerprint scanner designed for the military, law enforcement, airport/border security, finance and health care. With sales already underway, Integrated Biometrics’ Columbo Desktop FAP PIV 30 Scanner features a minimal size and weight that makes it ideal for mobile applications. The scanner includes a full featured SDK for effective integration into applications requiring high quality fingerprint images in indirect or direct sunlight, and is durable enough to withstand tough

Precise Biometrics to provide mobile smart card readers for US Department of Defense

Precise Biometrics announced it has received an order of 1,100 Tactivo mobile smart card readers from the Defense Logistics Agency within the US Department of Defense, in a contract valued at 1 million SEK (USD $130,373). Defense Logistics Agency is implementing Precise Biometrics’ mobility solution for iOS devices that enable secure email and browsing capabilities. Based on the existing Common Access Card infrastructure, the solution enhances the overall usability of the smart card system. DLA placed the order, which includes

U.S. Defense Department biometrics database upgraded

DOD Biometrics today announced that it has deployed an upgraded version of the Automated Biometrics Identification System, known as DOD ABIS. DOD ABIS is the DOD’s authoritative biometrics enterprise data repository. It allows combatant commanders, DOD agencies, and other federal and international partners to use fingerprints, palm prints, iris images, and facial images of non-U.S. threat forces to identify known or suspected adversaries. Known and suspected adversaries from the repository are compiled by partner agencies into biometrically-enabled watch lists, making

Behaviosec authentication technology based on users behavioral biometrics

Swedish security startup Behaviosec is offering an authentication service based on behaviorial biometrics, according to The Independent. Behaviosec CEO Dr. Neil Costigan developed the authentication technology, which he calls complex, nuanced and instinctive. “The rhythm of how you type, how hard you hit the keys, how fast you move from one key to the next, that’s what we look at,” said Dr. Costigan. “There’s consistency and pattern there that can tell us that you’re you.” Behaviosec is currently rolling out