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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,…

 

Federal agencies slow to adopt two factor authentication, says White House annual report

The majority of Federal employees are able to access Federal computer systems with nothing more than a username and password,…

 

MorphoTrust USA responds to GPO’s plans to manufacture secure identity documents

MorphoTrust USA SVP of government operations James Albers recently testified at a hearing held by the House Oversight & Government…

 

OPM discovers 5.6 M fingerprints compromised in previous cyberattacks

The Office of Personnel Management reported that it has discovered that 5.6 million individual’s fingerprints were stolen as part of…

 

U.S. Congressman visits Crossmatch to learn how biometrics can help protect data

Crossmatch announced that U.S. Congressman Mike Honda (D-Silicon Valley) visited its headquarters yesterday to learn firsthand how technologies such as…

 

GAO report shows a need for privacy guidelines regarding facial recognition

Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) said the recently-released Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on facial recognition technology serves as “a reminder”…

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