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

 

White paper lays out Google position on government involvement in AI

Google has laid out its position on government regulation of artificial intelligence in a white paper, suggesting a limited approach…

 

DISA testing multi-biometric chipsets with gait, face, and voice for mobile authentication

The U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is testing chipsets that provide continuous authentication of a device user…

 

Togo government planning a biometric census of the population

The government of the West African nation of Togo is gearing up to begin a biometric census of the population…

 

UK tax agency voice biometric database surpasses 7 million but 160,000 opt out

More than 2 million voiceprints have been added to the database of the UK’s tax agency since June, but more…

 

Actions still needed to ensure interoperable physical access control of fed buildings

During a performance audit from October 2017 to December 2018, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Congress’ investigative arm, found the…

 

Auditor blames Australian agency mismanagement for cancellation of biometric services contract

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has slammed the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s (ACIC’s) AUD $52 million (US$38.6 million) biometrics…

 

Biometric ID cards being issued for civilian gun owners in Kenya

This week Kenya’s Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i announced that all licensed civilian gun holders have until March 18 to…

 

Large coalition of groups calls on tech giants to commit to no facial biometrics for government

A coalition of more than 85 advocacy groups has written Amazon, Google, and Microsoft to ask them not to provide…

 

RFP issued for biometric and other AI tech to support US federal agencies

The Program Support Center within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched a request for proposals…

 

Unisys CEO calls for biometric adoption as part of U.S. unified national cybersecurity approach

Different sectors of society, including governments, businesses, academia and private citizens must all act to ensure that advanced technologies, including…

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