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Military Applications

Militaries around the world use biometrics for secure access control to facilities, equipment, and IT systems, and to identify adversaries in the field.

India is expanding plans to revolutionize the way its troops carry out operations along its borders with China and Pakistan…

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Ukraine gets mobile DNA biometrics lab from France to ID war dead

France’s government has donated to Ukraine a mobile DNA biometrics lab on wheels, the mobil’DNA, created by Deveryware. An announcement…

 

Russia tries to revive twice-bumped biometric surveillance net, put it near Ukraine

A biometric surveillance system that was only partially built across Russia before being shut down might get a new life…

 

Parsons buys Xator for $400M, beefs up its biometrics portfolio

Intelligence defense contractor Parsons has bought 900-person biometrics company Xator in a deal valued at $400 million. Parsons wants to…

 

US government seeks Smart ePants contractors for sensor-woven clothing

Defense Department officials are moving ahead in their search for sensor-studded, electric clothing fit for military service members. The Smart…

 

Microsoft says DOD needs to be better at detecting synthetic identities. And do it sooner

AI and cybersecurity are converging, according to Microsoft’s chief scientist, and one result will be the long-term inability of the…

 

GAO says US military playing too loose with AI development management

In the U.S. government, it is the job of the Government Accountability Office to poke holes in bureaucrats’ spending plans,…

 

Face-scrapers say they won’t help Russia in Ukraine, but …

A Georgian facial recognition subscription service was called out by The New York Times in an article about how similar…

 

Evidence of Taliban attempting biometric searches leaves data access unclear

The fall of Afghanistan back under Taliban control caused worries, among many others, that biometric data and the hardware to…

 

NATO to tender for biometric enrollment devices for Kosovo forces

The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency has published a new notification of intent (NOI) document setting out an intent…

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