Special Report: Law enforcement and biometrics

This report by Biometrics Research Group, Inc. provides a brief, updated overview of the market size and biometric technologies available for the law enforcement market in the United States. In this report, Biometrics Research Group, Inc. discusses how the market size for biometric applications in the U.S. law enforcement segment continues to grow at an exponential rate. In terms of biometric technologies, automated fingerprint identification systems (AFIS) and fingerprint biometric technologies account for the greatest share of the biometrics spending

$500 billion spent on intelligence, according to U.S. “black budget”

The United States has spent more than US$500 billion on intelligence since 9/11, an outlay that U.S. officials say has succeeded in its main objective, preventing another catastrophic terrorist attack. This fiscal information, published in intelligent estimates colloquially known as the “black budget”, was revealed for the first time nearly a year ago, through whistle-blower disclosures made by Edward Snowden, which were published by the Washington Post. According to the “black budget”, the United States spent US$80 billion on spy

Spending on forensic, missing persons DNA biometrics database programs to grow

The Biometrics Research Group, Inc. estimates that law enforcement spending on forensic DNA databases throughout North America will total approximately $750 million in 2015. We project that increasing spending in the DNA biometrics modality will occur due to increased interest surrounding the resolution of missing persons cases. On any given day, there are over 100,000 active missing persons cases in the U.S. and there are approximately 40,000 human remains in medical examiner offices across the country. The Bureau of Justice

Global spending on government biometrics to increase: report

According to a new report, global spending on government biometrics systems is set to grow substantially through to 2024. The report, The Global Government Biometric Systems Market 2014-2024, now available through RnRMarketResearch.com, expects market growth at a CAGR of 6.88%, driven primarily by the central role being played by the requirement for verification of digital identity. This includes ePassports and national identity card programs. According to the report, growth is also due to the increasing availability of suppliers that are capable

Uncertain U.S. fiscal policy to constrain biometrics spending

The largest market for biometric technology is the United States. Biometrics Research Group, Inc. projects that the U.S. market will spend a minimum of US$6 billion on biometric related products and services in 2013.  Most of this funding will be driven by defense spending on biometrics programs, which will cumulatively total US$3.5 billion over the 2007 through 2015 fiscal years. The balance of biometrics spending in the United States is directed to law enforcement. In terms of technologies, automated fingerprint

U.S. government spending on big data to grow exponentially

Biometrics Research Group, Inc. has observed that national security and military applications are driving a large proportion of “Big Data” research spending. Big Data is a term used to describe large and complex data sets that can provide insightful conclusions when analyzed and visualized in a meaningful way. Conventional database tools do not have capabilities to manage large volumes of unstructured data.  The U.S. Government is therefore investing in programs to develop new tools and technologies to manage highly complex