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US president nominates new head of NIST

Laurie E. Locascio is nominated by U.S. President Joe Biden as the Commerce Department’s next Undersecretary for Standards and Technology,…

 

Shufti Pro CEO testifies in support of Improving Digital Identity Act at Congressional Hearing

Shufti Pro CEO Victor Fredung explained the need for a unified framework for digital identity in the United States due to…

 

Digital ID insiders want to know: When will Congress do its job?

A theme developed during a committee hearing at the U.S. Capitol last week — digital identity as infrastructure, not something…

 

The key to coherent biometrics laws? It might be found in people who’ve been wronged

The political left and right in the United States each now have their martyrs to indifferent and inaccurate facial recognition…

 

See no evil: Bad AI strategy, especially when alternative plans exist

A U.S. federal watchdog agency has defined four principles that its researchers say can build accountability into the creation and…

 

GAO finds fed agencies ignorant about basic police biometric programs

It is hard not to picture a genie that has escaped its lamp after reading a new government accountability report…

 

ID.me granted US FedRAMP authorization for digital identity verification platform

ID.me has achieved a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Moderate Authority to Operate (ATO) for its Federally certified…

 

Listening better and identifying from farther away — US intel agency touts new programs

The U.S. government is teasing a couple of technologies it is pursuing for intelligence gathering teams, at least one of…

 

Biden goes broad and deep with order requiring MFA, zero-trust architecture

Promising strategic changes and investments, Pres. Joe Biden signed an executive order pushing federal agencies to implement significant cybersecurity initiatives,…

 

Clearview hires DC lobbyists to educate on face biometrics technology

A lobbying firm founded by former Senate aides has been hired by Clearview AI to carry out “education around facial…

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