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New York, DHS testing voting systems cybersecurity

The New York State Board of Elections—in concert with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Division…

 

US Dept of State intends to award IDEMIA with facial recognition contract

Earlier this week the U.S. Department of State’s Consular Affairs office announced its plan to issue a new sole source…

 

Audits of DHS, other agencies found access control problems, but didn’t address biometrics

The role of biometrics in a variety of critical US government agencies’ computer access controls which were found deficient during…

 

Sciometrics presents fully automated latent fingerprint matching at Innovators’ Showcase

Sciometrics has presented its Lights-out Latent fingerprint matching technology to U.S. government personnel at the Innovators’ Showcase in McLean, Virginia….

 

NPR explores U.S. law enforcement interest in real-time facial recognition

With improvements in facial recognition technology delivering the promise of real-time identification, and a lack of legislative guidance on its…

 

Questions regarding use of biometrics in AI raised during federally sponsored forum

Concerns about privacy, including ways in which biometrics used in artificial intelligence (AI) could be used by law-enforcement agencies to…

 

U.S. Homeland Security collecting migrant biometrics in Mexico

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has installed “scores” of screening terminals in detention centers to collect biometric data from…

 

Biometrics could get short shrift under admin proposal to gut transit security funding

The Trump administration’s proposal to surprisingly slash funding for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP)…

 

U.S. DoD’s new Biometric System Integration Laboratory developing numerous new capabilities

A new biometric collection system for the U.S. Department of Defense called Next Generation Biometric Collection is currently in the…

 

ePassport digital signatures still can’t be verified by CBP

Since 2010 when a Government Accountability Office (GAO) audit discovered the security lapse, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) “still does…

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