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

 

Plurilock wins Homeland Security contract to improve IoT security with behavioral biometrics

Plurilock Security Solutions has won a contract for $200,000 from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate…

 

DHS ‘very pleased’ with Biometric Technology Rally, results will drive future R&D

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) conducted its first Biometric Technology Rally in March at…

 

Nigeria identity commission boss urges IT sector to support digital ID for social benefits

Director-General Aliyu Aziz of Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) urged an audience of the country’s private and public-sector IT…

 

IRS’s internal taxpayer authentication IT remains problematic, report says

In January 2017, just months before the April 6 hearing on Internal Revenue Security (IRS) by the House Committee on…

 

Critics charge Scottish Biometrics Commissioner will lack scope, enforcement power

Public interest advocates have criticized the Scottish government’s plans to create a Biometrics Commissioner, saying the position would hold less…

 

Herta finishes in top 3 at biometric technology rally hosted by Homeland Security and NIST

Herta has placed in the top three facial recognition vendors, with scores among the highest for efficiency, customer satisfaction, and…

 

Irish Minister faces questions about government use of facial imaging software in card issuance program

Ireland’s Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty has responded to questions in parliament about the use of…

 

Hikvision providing nearly one thousand facial recognition cameras for surveillance system in Xinjiang

Hikvision is supplying nearly one thousand facial recognition cameras to the Chinese government to be installed at the entrances of…

 

Scotland launches public consultation on biometrics code of practice

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

 

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…

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