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OBIM is the big winner in DHS’s FY 2020 funding budget for biometrics

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) wins big under DHS’s proposed Fiscal Year (FY)…

 

DHS Global Entry facial recognition program to expand nationwide

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a privacy impact assessment related to biometric facial recognition technology it first rolled…

 

Police and ICE facial biometrics system in San Diego shut down to comply with new state law

If proponents of the use of biometric facial recognition systems by law enforcement agencies were hoping for a big boost…

 

CBP begins assessing collection of DNA samples from persons in custody

Effective this week, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began collecting DNA from any person in CBP custody who is subject…

 

Valid introduces REAL ID driver’s license standards for the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands

Valid has introduced REAL ID driver’s license and identification card solutions for the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) to…

 

Rapid DNA technology piloted by Edmonton Police Service

Rapid DNA biometric technology funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate and developed by Massachusetts-…

 

Rapid DNA biometrics identify victims in 90 minutes in California boat fire case

Passengers and a crew member killed in a boat fire in September off the coast of Santa Cruz Island, California,…

 

DHS plans mandatory airport facial biometric scans for U.S. travelers

U.S. Department of Homeland Security wants to broaden the use of biometric facial recognition technology to check all visitors entering…

 

U.S. Homeland Security to hold biometrics for 259M people by 2022 and seeks new capabilities

The IDENT database held by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will hold biometric data from at least 259…

 

Researcher discusses facts related to media narratives about facial recognition ‘bias’

“Biometric performance is nuanced and cannot be reduced to generalizations like ‘bias’,” reads a LinkedIn article by Yevgeniy Sirotin, PhD,…

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