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U.S. Army Special Operations Command seeking new biometric technology

The U.S. Army Special Operations Command (SOCOM) (www.soc.mil) has posted a request for information (RFT) to evaluate selected exploitation technologies…

 

UK wants access to biometrics data stored in EU security databases post-Brexit

A senior counter-terrorism officer said that Britain’s access to data in Europe-wide security databases, following the Brexit vote, is “mission…

 

PAE awarded $66M forensics and biometrics contract from U.S. Navy

PAE has been awarded the Naval Expeditionary Forensics and Biometrics (NEFB) task order by the U.S. Navy under its SeaPort-e…

 

Study finds hair protein effective as identifier

Fingerprints, voice recognition, DNA, and iris scanning are well established as effective methods of accurate identification, but hair protein may…

 

Local U.S. police use of “stop-and-spit” DNA collection unrestrained

According to an article published by ProPublica, over the last decade, collecting DNA from people who are not charged with,…

 

Police errors, paperwork delays force destruction of biometric data of 800 terror suspects

According to a report in The Telegraph, the fingerprint and DNA profiles of up to 800 terror suspects have been…

 

Infographic: Fighting crime with biometrics

To learn more about fighting and preventing crime with biometrics, checkout the infographic below created by the New Jersey Institute…

 

FBI proposes that its biometrics database should be excluded from privacy laws

The FBI proposed last week that its biometric database be excluded from several provisions of the U.S. Privacy Act, which…

 

UK should sign EU-wide agreements to share biometrics and vehicle information says Home Office

After years of debate, the UK government now says that there is a “clear and compelling case” to sign the…

 

Simple test can determine gender from fingerprints

Researchers at State University of New York at Albany have released a new study that may help forensic scientists ascertain…

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