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NextgenID launches remote biometrics collection technology for government agencies

NextgenID launches remote biometrics collection technology for government agencies

NextgenID has released Supervised Remote In-person Proofing (SRIP) technology for government agencies to collect biometrics and other personal information to upgrade identity credential issuance processes and meet social distancing requirements in COVID-19 safety guidelines, the company announced.

“Government employee and contractor credentialing is an essential service, but current practices put operators and enrollees at risk due to extensive close personal contact,” said Mohab Murrar, CEO of NextgenID, in a prepared statement. “After-effects of this pandemic will change how business is conducted well beyond this immediate crisis. NextgenID has revolutionized the proofing process for issuance of PIV, CAC and PIV- I credentials. Remote proofing services using our kiosk comply with social distancing by allowing guidance through the enrollment process without the need for a person to physically interact with enrollees. This lack of human-to-human contact will greatly help to combat COVID-19 and keep people safe.”

Organizations that use PIV, PIV-I, CIV, CAC, TWIC and FRAC secure credentials can implement SRIP technology to collect biometrics and identity information required to issue and renew credentials. The technology ensures proofing to NIST SP800-63-3 standards for high assurance (IAL3) through remote operators using NextgenID’s ID*Capture Kiosk to carry out all enrollment processes and workflow requirements, the company says, and allows organizations to use SRIP to remotely manage the proofing process.

By rolling out NextgenID’s SRIP and ID*Capture Kiosk, government agencies can align with the COVID-19 guidelines for government systems, access and use, released by the Office for Management and Budget. According to the OMB Memorandum 20-19, agencies have “to use the breadth of available technology capabilities to fulfill service gaps and deliver mission outcomes.”

Agencies can implement NextgenID’s technology to meet their HSPD-12 mandated high levels of physical and logical access security, according to the announcement. Users’ biometrics and information will be collected by an unmanned kiosk which requires minimal contact with the keyboard, screen and fingerprint scanner. An operator will help with the enrollment process from a remote location.

NextgenID’s SRIP solution and ID*Capture Kiosk are already available and can be installed in less than 30 days.

Last summer, NextgenID announced its multi-biometric ID*Capture Kiosk meets the requirements of the Policy Memorandum released by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

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