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Medical biometrics R&D proving to also have wide-ranging security applications

Rapidly advancing mobile-device technologies and information-sharing platforms like “wearable devices,” are hurriedly being developed which can “capture a wide variety…

 

FEMA seeks better way to identify disaster survivors

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is searching for a better way to verify the identity of disaster survivors…

 

U.S. senators voice concern over State Department cybersecurity

A group of bipartisan U.S. senators have voiced their concern over State Department cybersecurity. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Ron Wyden…

 

Security of federal information systems, protecting PII remains ‘high risk issue’

In recent years, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued literally dozens of audit reports to Congress and appropriate federal…

 

IRS’s internal taxpayer authentication IT remains problematic, report says

In January 2017, just months before the April 6 hearing on Internal Revenue Security (IRS) by the House Committee on…

 

Telos ID awarded U.S. Census Bureau fingerprinting services subcontract

Telos Identity Management Solutions was awarded a subcontract under IndraSoft’s $64 million, multi-year contract to provide the U.S. Census Bureau…

 

IDEMIA appoints SVP for its public security business in North America

IDEMIA announced the appointment of Donnie Scott as Senior Vice President of Public Security for its Identity & Security business…

 

New White House ID security directive for federal agencies comes as audits find access controls lacking

All US federal agencies must be able to identify, credential, monitor, and manage user access to information and information systems…

 

Insiders compromised FDIC data; GAO audit finds FDIC working to improve IT security

There have been a number of serious insider breaches at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), including a former “employee”…

 

Survey shows U.S. federal agencies embracing biometrics for endpoint protection, but security gaps persist

More than 90 percent of IT officials at U.S. federal agencies say their organization provides secure mobile access for government-issued…

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