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DHS suggests face biometrics bias reduction method, quantifies demographic effects

Removing facial features associated with race and gender can make face biometric algorithms less likely to confuse people with others…

 

Just 16 years after Real ID rules were mandated, U.S. states almost getting it right

A changed barcode on Nevada’s new Real ID driving license briefly stumped the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s portable authentication. According…

 

Evaluation ordered of biometric screening of displaced Afghans

The Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has announced it is beginning an evaluation of the screening…

 

Government zeal for biometric surveillance can be traced back 20 years

The most surprising aspect of biometric systems is not how pervasive they have become in American lives since 9/11. It…

 

DHS finds masks cause jump in face biometrics errors for some races

A third of the facial recognition systems tested by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security showed accuracy rates meeting a…

 

Dignari awarded $99M deal by DHS for biometrics and security capabilities

Woman-owned security firm Dignari has been selected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide identity, credential, and…

 

Telos growth momentum jumps with more biometric background check customers

Telos ID says it is witnessing significant growth with its Designated Aviation Channeling (DAC) services to provide compliant biometric and…

 

CBP biometric facial comparison deployed for cruise ship disembarkation in US

Passengers disembarking from cruise ships into twelve U.S. ports at the end of their cruise will undergo facial biometric comparison…

 

U.S. senators want a task force; deepfakers want it all

A pair of U.S. senators want the Homeland Security Department to see if a standard can be created to make…

 

DHS wants AI forces working more as a department-wide team

The U.S. government has published three strategic security goals for artificial intelligence and machine learning — both defending against them…

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