SAN DIEGO-ImageWare® Systems, Inc. (AMEX: IW – News), a leading developer of identity management solutions, today announced that Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC – News) has selected the IWS(TM) Biometric Engine(TM) to be a part of CSC’s Border and Immigration Solutions (BIS) Center of Excellence. The IWS Biometric Engine will be among the platforms CSC deploys for developing biometric identity management systems and border security solutions that will enable government agencies to achieve safer borders and immigration goals.
“We are pleased to be working with CSC, a worldwide leader in deploying large-scale identity management projects,” said Jim Miller, ImageWare’s chairman and CEO. “This announcement further demonstrates ImageWare’s expertise in the biometric identity management arena and the flexibility of our open-architected technologies. We are confident that the Biometric Engine will meet BIS Center of Excellence initiatives, providing assurance of interoperability and compliance for timely implementation.”
“The goal of the BIS Center of Excellence is to help border and immigration management agencies create safer borders and facilitate efficient movement of people, while simultaneously enhancing measures to detect and prevent unauthorized or illegitimate activities,” said Timothy Ruggles, director of the CSC BIS Center of Excellence. “ImageWare’s Biometric Engine provides a strong foundation for developing comprehensive and integrated identity management solutions.”
The BIS Center of Excellence is designed to help government organizations achieve their border security and immigration goals by deploying solutions that factor risk into the management of identities and associated permissions and enable the improvement of person-centric management systems. Through the application of rigorous methods to establish civil identity credentials, the BIS Center of Excellence uses best-of-breed, commercial-off-the-shelf technologies to meet the challenges of visa application processing, border event case management, and immigration services delivery and enforcement. The goal of the BIS COE is to apply CSC’s world-class expertise and experience in providing identity-based risk assessment solutions, immigration IT infrastructure modernization, business process transition planning, and secure inter- and intra-agency data sharing to the problem of large-scale civil and commercial identity management.
The IWS Biometric Engine is a biometric identity management platform for multi-biometric searching and matching. Its multi-biometric enrollment, management and authentication platform allows users to search and match populations of unlimited sizes biometrically for identity confirmation. Searches can be 1:1 (Verification), 1:N (Identification), X:N (Investigative) and N:N (Population Management). The IWS Biometric Engine is technology agnostic, enabling users to employ biometric devices and algorithms from virtually any vendor, as well as support the combination of the following biometric types, including: single fingerprint, Livescan fingerprint, 2D face, 3D face, iris, palm scan, finger vein, palm vein, hand geometry, palm, DNA, signature, voice, and retina. The IWS Biometric Engine currently supports more than 100 devices and methods of biometric acquisition and 70 biometric algorithms.
Computer Sciences Corporation is a leading global information technology (IT) services company. CSC’s mission is to provide customers in industry and government with solutions crafted to meet their specific challenges and enable them to profit from the advanced use of technology.
With approximately 78,000 employees, CSC provides innovative solutions for customers around the world by applying leading technologies and CSC’s own advanced capabilities. These include systems design and integration; IT and business process outsourcing; applications software development; Web and application hosting; and management consulting. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., CSC reported revenue of $14.6 billion for the 12 months ended Sept. 29, 2006. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.csc.com.
About ImageWare Systems, Inc.
ImageWare Systems, Inc. (AMEX:IW – News) is a leading developer and provider of identity management solutions, providing biometric, secure credential, law enforcement and digital imaging technologies. Scalable for worldwide deployment, the Company’s biometric product line includes a multi-biometric engine that is hardware and algorithm independent, enabling the enrollment and management of unlimited population sizes. ImageWare’s identification products are used to manage and issue secure credentials including national IDs, passports, driver licenses, smart cards and access control credentials. ImageWare’s digital booking products provide law enforcement with integrated mug shot, fingerprint Livescan and investigative capabilities. The Company also provides comprehensive digital workflow solutions for the professional photography industry. ImageWare is headquartered in San Diego, with offices in Washington DC and Canada. For more information visit http://www.iwsinc.com.
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