Government Applications Month: The Roundup

All through September FindBiometrics placed a featured focus on government applications in biometrics. For the last four weeks we brought you live event coverage, interviews, featured articles, industry news and an expert webinar featuring the leading minds in government biometrics.

Take a look back on the highlights of Government Applications Month:

Where To Start

Government Applications Month: The RoundupGovernment applications is a broad topic, covering everything from civil ID, to border control, to research and development, to public safety. And now that biometrics are mainstreaming on a global scale, these areas of the identity industry are extremely active. That’s why we started September with a Government Applications Month Primer, intended to provide a foundation of news and thought leadership on which to build the rest of the month’s conversation.

Check out our Government Applications Month Primer below:

Government Applications Month: The Primer

National ID

National ID programs represent some of the most ambitious and gargantuan biometric projects on the planet. What’s more: the ID programs in questions are embedded at the core of their respective societies, stretching across communities and affecting commerce, voting, access control, and border screening. In week two of Government Applications Month, we examined three biometric ID programs from around the world to highlight the benefits and challenges of government biometric databases.

Take a look:

Government Applications Month: 3 Biometric ID Programs in Practice


Government Applications Month: The RoundupThe airport is quickly becoming one of the primary points of interaction between civilians and biometrics. As strong identity tech is deployed for border control purposes, travelers are seeing the benefits of biometrics first hand. Security, convenience, and controversy surround the next-gen air travel experience, and in week three of September we discussed why this is so important for public perception.

Follow the link below to learn more:

Government Applications Month: Consider The Airport

Biometric Governments in Practice

Government Applications Month: The RoundupGovernment Applications Month culminated in an expert webinar. On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, FindBiometrics hosted ‘Biometric Governments in Practice’ – a live online presentation featuring the latest market research on our featured topic and a dynamic panel discussion with industry experts. The webcast began with a market overview presented by Acuity Market Intelligence’s Principal Analyst Maxine Most before opening up into a conversation with the brightest minds in the government biometrics sector: Jim Albers, Vice President of Government Sales, Crossmatch; and Benji Hutchinson, Senior Director of Washington D.C. Operations, NEC Corporation of America.

The panel discussion was wide-ranging, with participants getting to the bottom of critical topics such as:

  • How new government regulations affect biometrics vendors and their clients
  • The importance of educating the public about biometric technology
  • The advent of ‘No Touch’ biometrics at borders
  • The truth about biometrics and privacy
  • Server-based biometrics versus on-device biometrics in a government context

Stay posted to FindBiometrics in the coming weeks as we continue the discussions started in this webinar.

FedID 17

Government Applications Month: The Roundup

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill (left) and OT-Morpho’s Eve Fillon (right) at FedID.

The inaugural Federal Identity Forum & Exposition (FedID 17) took place in Washington, D.C. earlier this month, and FindBiometrics was there. Formerly known as the Global Identity Summit, FedID is the US government’s flagship outreach and collaboration-building event focused on the identity technology community. From the Walter E. Washington Convention Center where the event was held, FindBiometrics brought you an exclusive audio interview, images from the exhibition floor, and major government biometrics product announcements.

Follow these links to see some highlights from FedID 17:


GALLERY: The Faces of Biometrics at FedID 17

FedID: Interview With Green Bit’s Nadia Reid [AUDIO]

OT-Morpho Launches MorphoTop Slim Fingerprint Scanner at FedID

Jenetric Announces Livetouch Quattro Mobile Ahead of FedID 2017

Green Bit to Unveil MultiScan527t at FedID 2017


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Government Applications Month is made possible by our sponsors: NEC and Crossmatch

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