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US federal agencies plan to increase facial recognition use, GAO report says

Three-quarters of U.S. federal agencies surveyed for a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report are already using facial recognition and more…

 

US law enforcement biometrics systems face upgrade opportunity, challenges

Recent policy moves by the Executive Branch of America’s government have opened up an opportunity for biometrics capabilities, some of…

 

Imageware and partner win $2.7M biometrics contract with US Department of Veteran Affairs

Imageware and Four Points Technology have been awarded a three-year, $2.7 million contract by The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)….

 

No funds yet allocated to Nigeria’s 2023 digital voting plan

The Independent Electoral Commission of Nigeria (INEC) is increasingly concerned about the continued lack of funds for it to go…

 

UK Biometrics Commissioner: Hikvision in social control surveillance joint enterprise with Chinese State

Hikvision is contracted for 21 years for joint enterprises with the Chinese State on social control projects in Xinjiang Autonomous…

 

Confusion over Chile’s biometric passport bidding process

The process of awarding contracts for biometric Chilean passports is a jumble of odd events and accusations of improprieties involving…

 

InCadence wins $46.8M biometrics contract to support U.S. State Department vetting

InCadence has won a 10-year contract worth $46.8 million to provide mobile biometrics to the U.S. State Department’s Diplomatic Security Identity…

 

Facial recognition plans for millions of Indian examination candidates

Millions of examination candidates a year will be subject to biometric verification to take common exams administered by the National…

 

Maxima Telecom win $13.5M contract to deploy face biometric cameras to Moscow roads

Two thousand cameras with object detection and face biometrics are coming to the roads and highways of Russia’s capital, through…

 

Rapid biometrics growth seen in government contracts, funding, and grave warnings

A combination of sobering concern and steady progress are seen in the top stories of the past week. Progress towards…

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