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Obama’s cybersecurity plan calls for adoption of strong multi-factor authentication methods

President Barack Obama outlined a Cybersecurity National Action Plan this week, featuring an expanded cybersecurity budget, a new federal chief…

 

GAO report finds slow progress to biometric exit system

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is advising the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in a new report to reveal a…

 

Americans cautious on exchanging biometric data for improved government services

Accenture released the results of its latest #AFSFedPulse survey which questioned people about their willingness to share personal information, including…

 

Law enforcement and biometrics

This report by Biometrics Research Group, Inc. provides a brief, updated overview of the market size and biometric technologies available…

 

Obama calls for research into smart gun technology to reduce gun violence

The Obama administration announced Tuesday a series of commonsense executive actions designed to reduce gun violence in the United States,…

 

HID Global wins five-year, $88.3 million contract to supply U.S. government with next-generation permanent resident cards

Secure identity solution provider HID Global has received an order to redesign, manufacture and supply the U.S. Government Permanent Resident…

 

U.S. starts collecting biometrics at the Otay Mesa border crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection began a pilot program collecting facial photographs and iris images of foreigners entering and departing…

 

U.S. refugee application process may add iris authentication, DNA testing

Biometrics data collection including iris authentication and DNA testing may soon be added to the already comprehensive application process for…

 

U.S. OPM cyberattacks were not state-sponsored, says China’s news agency

China’s news agency Xinhua said an investigation into last year’s U.S. federal system breach that compromised the private information of…

 

Congress investigates security of mobile payments

The House Energy & Commerce Committee held a hearing Tuesday to preliminary review disruptive technologies in the mobile payments space,…

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