Tag Archive for: Biometrics

Nextgov: DHS Files Rule Proposing Increasing Scope of Biometric Information Collection

“The Department of Homeland Security posted a proposed rule to the Federal Register Friday that would widen the scope of its biometric information collection program. The department originally announced the forthcoming rule Tuesday, but did not file text of the rule until Friday afternoon.” “The rule, which is more...

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Update: DOJ US Marshals RFP: Prisoner Biometric Identification Software Development Kit (SDK)

September 3, 2020 Notice ID 15M30020QA3700159 “The Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System (JPATS) is a division of the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), which is a component of the Department of Justice (DOJ). JPATS coordinates logistics and transports prisoners for the U.S. Marshals Service, Bureau of Prisons (BOP), and for state and...

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DHS awards $47M OBIM Systems Engineering and IV&V Testing Support task

Beating out two other bidders, this Global Enterprise IT services company, with over 400 employees in four offices supporting more than 20 Federal Agencies, has been awarded a 4-year task to provide the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Biometric Identity Management with program level systems engineering and IV&V...

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DHS replaces legacy biometrics system with new cloud-based platform

“The Homeland Security Department is retiring the decades-old system officials use to analyze biometric data, and its replacement is poised to both refine and significantly expand the agency’s application of the controversial technology.” “The new cloud-based platform, called the Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology System, or HART, is expected to...

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Daon names recent DHS CBP Executive John Sanders as President of Emerging Markets

“Daon, a global leader in biometric identity technology, today announced that John Sanders has joined the company’s leadership team as President of Emerging Markets. Sanders will lead worldwide efforts for market expansion of Daon’s industry-leading identity platform capabilities.” “… At the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), he held...

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Nextgov: CBP Plans to Use Facial Recognition For ‘All Passenger Applications’

“Customs and Border Protection plans to significantly ramp up its use of facial recognition technology as part of a broader effort to upgrade its systems for vetting international travelers.” “In addition to expanding its biometric capabilities, the agency is also working to migrate all of its traveler processing tech...

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Nextgov: Senators Urge Homeland Security to Release Mandated Report on its Use of Biometrics

“A pair of senators are pressing the Homeland Security Department to release a mandated report on its use of biometric identification technology—and a detailed explanation as to why that information is nearly a month overdue, according to a letter published Friday.” “The Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2018...

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Nextgov: Trump Calls for More Biometric Scans, Data Sharing to Stop Terrorism

“President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed the National Strategy to Combat Terrorist Travel, a new policy document that calls for increased use of biometric technologies and sharing of the data being collected in order to prevent the travel of known or suspected terrorists.” “Key to detecting and interdicting terrorists...

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Biometric Update: OBIM transferred to DHS management under long-stalled cyber legislation signed into law

“The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Biometrics Identity Management (OBIM) is being transferred to DHS’s Management Directorate, DHS announced following President Trump signing the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Act of 2018 into law, a required by the legislation. DHS said — providing a brief fact...

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Nextgov: CBP’s Facial Biometrics Program Has Caught 26 Alleged Imposters

“After almost three months of using facial recognition biometrics to help verify international travelers at U.S. points of entry, Customs and Border Protection officials say they have used the technology to prevent 26 alleged imposters from entering the country.” “The facial recognition entry program is currently running at 15...

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