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News, interviews and reports relating to government contracts for biometric systems used in eGovernment, border control, national security and national ID.

The Government of Canada is planning to launch public consultations on a digital ID framework for federal government services. The…

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Philippines official walks back comments on biometrics contract

The Philippines Land Transportation Office has walked back comments made by an official in a public interview which suggested dissatisfaction…

 

US biometric kiosks grow from airports to GSA credentialling

As the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency moves more “touchless, receiptless” travel kiosks at airports, the Government Services Administration…

 

Lawmaker suggests Philippine biometrics project held up by former contractor

A biometrics contract Dermalog is carrying out in the Philippines is under fire from Land Transportation Office Chief Teofilo Guadiz,…

 

Russia pushing Unified Biometric System to enter secure facilities

The Russian Ministry of Digital Development is preparing a bill proposing the use of the country’s Unified Biometric System for…

 

Private sector investments and public sector biometrics contracts back lofty market forecasts

Biometrics contracts worth up to $21 million have been won by iProov and Innovalor, as governments continue to invest in…

 

Aadhaar chugs along but India can’t get its data protection act together

India’s central government, seemingly so sure-footed with its flourishing Aadhaar biometric ID, is having a hard time moving personal data…

 

ID federation and continuous authentication schemes have their fans and challenges

A panel discussion aimed at U.S. federal agencies regarding digital ID and authentication management this week took looks at federation…

 

Digital ID and other gov’t services part of massive reform in Australia

If the international digital ID movement ultimately accomplishes nothing else, it will be judged a success for making government services…

 

If the Kardashians bought biometric systems: South Africans bicker and battle over ABIS contract

The South African government has posted a lengthy tart reply to corruption accusations made by the shadow Home Affairs minister…

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