Trump adds biometrics industry veteran to transition team

According to an FCW report, President-elect Donald Trump has named Michael T. Dougherty, currently CEO of the Secure Identity and Biometrics Association (SIBA), as a member of his transition team, with responsibility over the Department of Homeland Security. The transition process, governed by the Presidential Transition Act, ensures the smooth transfer of executive power. Dougherty will provide policy advice to the incoming Trump administration, which has made completing the biometric entry-exit visa tracking system, now in pilot project stage, a

SIBA appoints Ella Schiralli and Michael Bruce to Board of Directors

The Secure Identity & Biometrics Association recently appointed Ella Schiralli, Federal Government Markets Manager at 3M Company, and Michael Bruce, Director at General Dynamics Mission Systems to its Board of Directors. Michael Dougherty, Chief Executive Officer of SIBA commented: “Ella and Michael bring a wealth of experience to our Board of Directors. SIBA is growing rapidly, and their input on our Board will help SIBA to build on its success in promoting substantive conversations between industry and government operators, in

Biometrics and border security, law enforcement and facial recognition trending this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Industry insight In a guest post, the Secure Identity and Biometrics Association discusses the rise of biometrics and identity management in the homeland security enterprise and its Biometrics and Identity Innovations Forum in Washington, D.C. later this month. In a guest post, David Gerulski, VP at Integrated Biometrics, discusses how the use of biometrics as an identifier is having a positive effect

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

Biometrics and Identity Innovations Forum

Biometrics and Identity Innovations Forum June 29 | Washington, DC In order to survey and discuss DHS advances in biometrics, the Secure Identity and Biometrics Association (SIBA) will host the Biometrics and Identity Innovations Forum in Washington, D.C. on June 29, 2016. The Forum will feature experts and senior officials from CBP, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), DHS Office of Biometrics and Identity Management (OBIM), and the FBI’s Biometrics Center of Excellence. The

The rise of biometrics and identity management in the homeland security enterprise

This is a guest post from the Secure Identity and Biometrics Association (SIBA). The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is in the process of making significant financial, organizational and operational investments in biometrics and identity management. Much of this investment has occurred in the past year. In June 2015, DHS issued its Biometrics Strategic Framework, which indicated that the Department will refresh outdated biometric collections systems; centralize access to federal and international biometric databases; improve real-time access from field locations;

Biometrics research, authentication, border security and fintech trending this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Research vendors One of the most popular articles this week concerned two new biometrics market reports by leading research vendors Goode Intelligence and Technavio. Goode Intelligence published a new report that predicts that by 2020 over 16 billion mobile biometric payment transactions will be made. Technavio also released a new report on biometrics in workforce management which discusses the key drivers and

Secure Identity & Biometrics Association supports security improvements for visa waiver program

The Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA) recently offered comments in support of the recent security improvements proposed for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Last week, the Obama administration made some key changes to the VWP, including more effective tracking of past travel, fines for any airlines that fail to verify passport information, and helping other countries screen refugees and offer border security. The program allows registered travelers from the 38 participating countries of the Schengen area, including France, Belgium

SIBA recommends multimodal biometrics capture to identify and track Syrian refugees

The Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA) released a plan that recommends various actions for decision-makers in addressing the threat of terrorists disguising themselves as refugees. “Terrorist organizations are interested in subverting traditional methods of screening and vetting which rely on identity documents, fingerprints, and biographical data,” said Michael Dougherty, CEO of the SIBA. “Identity documents of course have a role to play in vetting refugees and asylum-seekers, but there are so many fraudulent Syrian passports and national IDs in

Biometrics and law enforcement, new SIBA CEO, identity as a service and more top stories

Here’s a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. SIBA appoints new CEO In what is arguably one of the biggest biometrics stories this week, Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA) appointed former Raytheon executive Michael T. Dougherty as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer. Law enforcement The FBI has recently expanded its biometrics programs with two major developments that will reportedly impact Americans on a day to day level more than