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Precise Biometrics to provide mobile smart card readers for US Department of Defense

Precise Biometrics announced it has received an order of 1,100 Tactivo mobile smart card readers from the Defense Logistics Agency…

 

Biometrics will be used to screen Syrian rebels for U.S. training

The U.S. military will use biometrics to screen Syrian rebels for military training, according to a report in the Washington…

 

U.S. Office of Biometric Identity Management seeks industry input on next-gen biometric technologies

The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) is seeking information from the biometrics industry on how…

 

FBI’s new NGI system leads to faster and more accurate responses

The FBI said that its new biometric identification system, Next Generation Identification, has resulted in faster and more accurate matches…

 

MorphoTrust gets pilot grant from NIST to create secure electronic ID

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has given MorphoTrust USA (Safran) a pilot grant to create an electronic ID…

 

$500 billion spent on intelligence, according to U.S. “black budget”

The United States has spent more than US$500 billion on intelligence since 9/11, an outlay that U.S. officials say has…

 

ACLU wants legislation to enforce facial recognition privacy measures

While the American Civil Liberties Union has endorsed the use of a voluntary code of conduct for companies to utilize…

 

Biometrics and Homeland Security

Biometric Update Special Reports provides analysis and competitive industry intelligence for the global biometrics industry including market size, multiple industry…

 

U.S Senate Judiciary Committee rejects biometric exit system for immigrants

As the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee continues to work through amendments to an immigration overhaul bill, it has rejected a proposal…

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