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

The Scottish Government has launched public consultation to collect input into the creation of a code of practice to be…

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SmilePass to provide facial recognition in support of Nigerian state health insurance program

The government of Kwara State in Nigeria has partnered with SmilePass to launch a Universal Health Insurance Program which will…

 

IARPA challenge aims to improve face recognition

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) in partnership with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is holding…

 

Somalia launching foundational biometric identity program

Somalian government officials met recently with officials from the World Bank, USAID, and other development partners to discuss the progress…

 

UK Ministry of Defence looks to replace its Biometric Data Capture System

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued a tender to replace the current Biometric Data Capture System, Government Computing…

 

WTTC moving quickly to solve travel infrastructure crunch with harmonized biometric traveler identity

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is very busy. It advocates for all of the companies that participate in…

 

Canada opens new biometric collection locations for foreign visitors

Canada will expand the number of Visa Application Centers (VACs) it operates around the world from 137 in 95 countries…

 

Efforts to increase TSA Precheck enrollment numbers being held up

Efforts to increase TSA’s Precheck enrollment numbers are being held up by “fingerprinting squabbles”, according to a Politico report. Most…

 

EAB and EU to update stakeholders on developments in biometrics and digital identity

The European Union and the European Association for Biometrics (EAB) are gearing up for the 5th annual EAB Research Projects…

 

UK Home Office issues tender for biometric testing and development services

The UK Home Office Biometrics (HOB) Programme has issued a tender for design and operation of its biometric performance test…

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