Home Office Biometrics seeking technology delivery partner for multi-location IT service

The UK’s Home Office has posted a request seeking a technology delivery partner to work with the Home Office Biometrics (HOB) Program team to provide a “large, complex program converging IT systems into a cohesive, cost effective, user-centered service”. The HOB program aims to develop a unified, integrated biometric service that is effective, adaptable, efficient, proportionate and lawful. The existing immigration and law enforcement biometrics systems are large, complex IT systems supporting thousands of users and millions of records. Current

DHS calls on industry to share solutions for the biometric exit program

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to share solutions in support for U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Biometric Exit Program. According to the RFI, CBP intends to add biometrics to confirm when foreign nationals are departing the United States, in order to deter visa overstays, to identify criminals, and to defeat imposters. “It’s a very helpful RFI,” said Michael Dougherty, CEO of the Secure Identity & Biometrics Association. “In short order it

U.S. intelligence community seeks to detect biometric spoofing

In an effort to strengthen its proposed biometric screening system, known as Tactical High-Threat Operational Response (THOR), the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), an operation of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, has issued a request for proposals to develop security enhancements. The IARPA is seeking to develop technologies that detect when someone is attempting to disguise their biometric identity, or “spoof”, in order to circumvent its biometric security systems. The proposed approaches that the department is

LA County Sheriff’s Department to launch biometric ID system with little discussion

According to a NBC television report produced in conjunction with the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is quietly rolling out a high-tech biometric identification system. The new system that the department will ultimately roll out will be the largest law enforcement repository outside of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and will augment the FBI’s Next Generation Biometric Identification Program. The FBI program adds new biometric modalities, which include voice, iris and facial recognition, to

FBI Seeks Mobile Biometric Software Solution

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released a fresh request for information, as it looks to procure a mobile biometric handheld software solution for capturing biometric and biographical data quickly in the field. This request comes as a part of the Biometric Identification Tools Program (B-iD), which exists to provide the FBI with the tools needed in order to access to the biometric identification power of the U.S. Government, in real-time, anywhere in the world. Download the “Request for