Government Purchasing

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

 

Gambia restores Semlex contract for biometric national identity documents

Gambia’s Minister of Justice Ba Tambadou has announced that a contract between the country’s government and Semlex to provide the…

 

UK Government Digital Service to explore biometrics and AI for public services

The UK Government Digital Service (GDS) will work with government departments over the next 12 months to support the use…

 

U.S. Senator expresses concerns to Thermo Fisher Scientific over DNA sequencer sales to China

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio has asked Thermo Fisher Scientific to explain its role as supplier of DNA sequencing equipment to…

 

Defense contractor settles cost-padding civil suit for half-million dollars

Integral Consulting Services (ICS) has agreed to pay over $500,000 in damages to the United States over allegations that it…

 

Survey shows identity management important, but challenging for U.S. Federal IT leaders

Identity management solutions are a “very important” measure for addressing growing cybersecurity threats against government agencies, almost two-thirds (64 percent)…

 

Report blasts overbudget and delayed Australian biometric database replacement project

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) is AU$35 million (US$28 million) over budget and has “little to show” for a…

 

Signicat receives funding for IDaaS development from EU’s Horizon 2020

Identity assurance provider Signicat has secured €1.36 million ($1.7 million) in phase two funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme…

 

NEC biometric security trials with Singapore government completed successfully

NEC Asia Pacific has announced the successful completion of three safety and security test bed projects with Singapore’s government, in…

 

UK planning to consolidate biometric databases, consider expanding Surveillance Camera Code application

The UK’s Home Office is planning to consolidate its IDENT 1 and IABS biometric databases into one central platform for…

 

Uruguay regulates legal marijuana program with Integrated Biometrics fingerprint scanners

A controversial legal marijuana distribution program is underway in Uruguay, with Integrated Biometrics‘ fingerprint scanners enabling a range of government-imposed…

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