Military Applications

News and information about the military application of biometrics. This includes identification systems for use in the field, access control applications, as well as large database deployments.

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DOD intends to connect biometric ID system to IMESA by year’s end

The US Department of Defense (DOD) told the Government Accountability Office (GAO) it intends to have its Identity Matching Engine…

 

US SOF seeks to understand how social media biometrics can be weaponized

The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is studying opportunities to obtain, analyze, and utilize information that’s voluntarily disseminated in the…

 

U.S. DISA develops prototype multi-biometric smartphone for “Assured Identity”

The U.S. military has developed a prototype smartphone embedded with the capabilities to measure numerous biometrics and contextual traits under…

 

U.S. military developing system with wearable and biometrics for mobile network access

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC), subordinate agency of Army Futures Command (AFC), is developing a multifactor system…

 

USSOCOM developing touchless biometric fingerprint app for identification in the field

The U.S. military’s Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is currently developing a smartphone application for soldiers in the field to perform…

 

Defense ministry access of police biometrics database among UK Commissioner’s many concerns

The UK should pass new legislation to allow police to develop new biometric capabilities, and the Ministry of Defense should…

 

ECG biometrics explored for high-tech military and low-cost home applications

A new device has been developed for the Pentagon to enable U.S. Special Forces to identify people with heartbeat biometrics…

 

U.S. Army soliciting prototypes for next-generation guns with facial recognition

The U.S. Army has posted a solicitation inviting defense firms to prototype a Next-Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) with biometric facial…

 

U.S. DoD testing multi-factor biometric systems for continuous authentication

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is currently testing two prototype biometric systems, each with about 50 devices, as it…

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