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DHS OIG auditing CBP’s biometric air exit system and overstay data reliability

Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) efforts to develop and implement a biometric exit capability is being investigated by the Department…

 

Northrup Grumman progressing on new DHS biometric system

Northrup Grumman is nearing completion of the first increment of a contract to develop a new cloud-based biometric system for…

 

Diversity of critical system access points, awareness education need more congressional attention

Information security “authentication” — the ability to confirm individuals using a data system are who they claim to be and…

 

DHS agencies responsible for biometric exit/entry data would be formalized by new legislation

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) would be codified pursuant to the Office of…

 

Former DHS head Tom Ridge says biometrics will restore social trust

Biometric authentication is the method which can enable the connected society to get full benefit of the internet and the…

 

DHS Science and Technology Directorate developing algorithms to identify child exploitation victims

The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has initiated a project to design, develop,…

 

Northrop Grumman awarded $95M OBIM contract

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a 42-month, $95 million contract by the DHS Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) to…

 

IBIA blasts Georgetown University paper criticizing U.S. biometric exit pilots

The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) has responded directly to a critical report by Georgetown University’s Center on Privacy…

 

Report questions necessity, effectiveness of Homeland Security biometric exit program’s facial scans

A recent report by Georgetown University’s Center on Privacy and Technology casts doubt on the propriety and accuracy of a…

 

DHS considering merging its trusted traveler programs

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator David Pekoske said this week that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering merging…

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