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Sandia seeks partners for ephemeral biometrics research


Sandia National Laboratories, which is currently engaged in ongoing R&D into cyber identity management as well as Insider Threat Monitoring by using Ephemeral Biometrics, is looking for partners.

Posted as a Federal Business Opportunity by the Department of Energy, the listing says partnership can take the form of Cooperative Research & Development Agreements (CRADA), or as Work for Others (WFO) agreements.

Sandia National Laboratories is managed and operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.

According to the posting, Ephemeral Biometrics is a unique concept because individual identities are tied to living biometric data that is active and continuous. The purpose of this particular research is to create convenient authentication techniques that are both active and continuous.

“EB will significantly enhance the defensive capabilities of cyber and physical protection industries by enabling them with proactive insider threat management tools capable of actively mapping cyber/virtual activities into physically monitor-able and controllable identities,” the solicitation says.

More information is available from the Federal Business Opportunity. The listed response dat is Aug 4, 2014, at 11:59 p.m.


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