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

 

Australian govt agency awards NEC facial recognition contracts

The New South Wales Roads and Maritime agency is preparing to launch a new facial recognition system from NEC Australia…

 

Face recognition to be integrated into Aadhaar devices by July 10 ahead of August 1 implementation

Biometric device manufacturers are being asked to finish integrating facial recognition with Aadhaar-registered devices by July 10 by the Unique…

 

UK Home Office biometrics strategy underwhelms after 6 year wait

The UK Home Office has published its long-awaited biometrics strategy. The 27-page document (PDF) sets out a framework for use…

 

Aware working with Fujitsu on biometric services system for UK govt

Aware announced it will be providing software and services towards the implementation of a central biometric services system being deployed…

 

Samsung smartphones approved for use by U.S. Defense Department

Smartphones from Samsung have been added to the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) Approved Products List (APL), after completing the…

 

HID Global upgrades Argentina’s biometric passport

HID Global announced it has been working with the government of Argentina to upgrade the country’s ICAO biometric passport. The…

 

Mandatory fingerprinting of children in South Korea faces backlash

Legislation introduced in April by a group of South Korea lawmakers to allow the government to collect and retain fingerprints…

 

IDEMIA awarded fingerprint contract by UK Home Office Biometrics Programme

The United Kingdom Home Office Biometrics (HOB) Programme has awarded IDEMIA a five year contract to deliver a new fingerprint…

 

Plurilock strikes distribution deal with Carahsoft to offer behavioral biometrics to federal agencies

Workplace authentication provider Plurilock Security Systems has announced a distribution partnership to make its proof-of-presence identity assurance solution available to…

 

New South Wales allocates AU$52.6M for national biometric system rollout

The state government of New South Wales has allocated AU$52.6 million (US$38.8 million) over four years, beginning in 2018-2019, to…

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