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The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Biometrics Identity Management (OBIM) is being transferred to DHS’s Management Directorate, DHS…

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Secret Service trials facial recognition system around White House complex

You’d think the entirety of the “White House Complex,” as it is known inside the “Beltway,” would certainly by now…

 

CBP’s biometric traveler verification service is working, but privacy, implementation issues remain

“Perhaps the most challenging aspect to deploying a nationwide biometric entry/exit system is the myriad differences in logistics and locations…

 

Biometric retail technology is ready for its close-up; but are shoppers ready for it?

The global market for retail biometrics is by all accounts in its early stages, and is significantly fragmented between regions….

 

USSOCOM, Army look to biometrics industry for new technologies for SOF of the future

A Request for Information (RFI) on methods of continuously authenticating user identity by a person’s distinctive characteristics using software-based biometrics…

 

FaceTec embraces new ISO-based anti-spoof testing for face biometrics

The rapid global adoption of biometrics for identification and access management by organizations of all sizes clearly indicates they are…

 

DHS-wide biometrics programs, issues, detailed in data mining report to Congress

The comprehensive, legally mandated new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Privacy Office’s Data Mining Report to Congress provides detailed updates…

 

Medical biometrics R&D proving to also have wide-ranging security applications

Rapidly advancing mobile-device technologies and information-sharing platforms like “wearable devices,” are hurriedly being developed which can “capture a wide variety…

 

DHS biometrics expansion to be scrutinized by Privacy Office in new fiscal year

While Congress recently passed legislation imposing potentially expensive – but unfunded –reporting and compliance requirements on Customs and Border Protection…

 

TSA’s ‘Biometric Roadmap’ may need more funding under new law, former deputy administrator says

While the Transportation Security Administration [TSA] Modernization Act “will guide our efforts to modernize aviation passenger identity verification over the…

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