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News, interviews and editorials in regards to government contracts of biometric systems and national deployments.

Facewatch announced that its biometric technology has been selected by Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) for a facial…

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Limited number of Indian citizens may have option to leave Aadhaar and delete biometrics

The Indian government is considering making Aadhaar optional for the country’s citizens, and is finalizing an amendment to Section 33(2)…

 

DHS S&T issues SVIP solicitation for preventing forgery, counterfeiting of certificates and licenses

A new Other Transaction Solicitation Call (OTS), Preventing Forgery and Counterfeiting of Certificates and Licenses, was recently issued by the…

 

Mastercard and Microsoft announce collaboration on decentralized universal ID system

Mastercard and Microsoft have announced a partnership to strategically collaborate on a device-based universal digital identity system to replace passwords…

 

Singapore emergency responders to identify patients with biometrics by 2020

Paramedics and emergency service (EMS) responders in Singapore will be able to identify patients with fingerprints by 2020 to save…

 

OBIM transferred to DHS management under long-stalled cyber legislation signed into law

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Biometrics Identity Management (OBIM) is being transferred to DHS’s Management Directorate, DHS…

 

HID Global extends mobile citizen ID management system to complete solution

HID Global has extended the capabilities of its HID goID government ID solution to provide an end-to-end mobile citizen ID…

 

One third of recommendations made by GAO to OPM regarding PII, biometrics data security still not fixed

The federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) – which collects and maintains biometric and other Personally Identifiable Information (PII) on…

 

Tender process begins for biometric boarding at four Indian airports

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has issued the first requests for proposals (RFPs) for four airports to deploy the…

 

Sierra Leone Correctional Service deploys biometric registration system from Fix Solution

Fix Solution (SL) Ltd. and the Sierra Leone Correctional Service (SLCS) collaborated to introduce a biometric registration system for convicted…

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