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SITA Proclaims Success of Boston Biometric Passenger Screening Pilot

SITA Proclaims Success of Boston Biometric Passenger Screening Pilot

SITA is proclaiming the success of its Boston Logan International Airport deployment in collaboration with JetBlue and the US Customs and Border Protection agency. First announced this past spring, the pioneering program was meant to explore the use of biometric facial recognition technology – provided by SITA – as a replacement for passengers’ travel documents.…

CBP Brings Biometric Screening to Las Vegas Airport

CBP Brings Biometric Screening to Las Vegas Airport

Las Vegas’ McCarren International Airport (LAS) has become the latest site of the US Customs and Border Protection agency’s expanding biometric airport screening program. The deployment comes just a few weeks after the CBP brought biometric passenger screening to the Chicago O’Hare International Airport. As in that deployment and others, the LAS system will use facial…

ACLU Fears Mission Creep, Racial Prejudice in Biometric Airport Screening

ACLU Fears Mission Creep, Racial Prejudice in Biometric Airport Screening

The American Civil Liberties Union is laying out its objections to the US government’s increasing use of facial recognition at airports in a new blog post by policy analyst Jay Stanley. Titled “What’s Wrong With Airport Face Recognition”, the post comes in the wake of the Department of Homeland Security’s discussion last week with privacy…

CBP Begins Talks with Privacy Advocates on Biometric Border Screening

CBP Begins Talks with Privacy Advocates on Biometric Border Screening

The US Customs and Border Protection agency met with privacy advocates this week to discuss its expanding program of biometric border screening at US airports. In announcing the talks, the CBP asserted that it held them with the Department of Homeland Security and “representatives from the privacy community”, though it did not name the specific…

CBP Deploys Biometric Screening at Chicago Airport, Deems Facial Recognition ‘Viable Solution’ for Exit Program

CBP Deploys Biometric Screening at Chicago Airport, Deems Facial Recognition ‘Viable Solution’ for Exit Program

“All of these are based upon an initial trial undertaken at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport last year, and the CBP says more deployments at additional airports are planned for this summer.” The US Customs and Border Protection agency’s biometric exit program continues to expand with a new deployment at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD).…

CBP Brings Biometric Exit Program to Houston

CBP Brings Biometric Exit Program to Houston

The US Customs and Border Protection agency has brought its biometric exit program to the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas. The system uses facial recognition technology to scan travelers as they board their planes, matching their faces against those compiled from travel documents of registered passengers. The CBP’s aim is to collect the…

CBP Biometric Exit Pilot Project Uses NEC Facial Recognition Tech

CBP Biometric Exit Pilot Project Uses NEC Facial Recognition Tech

“…NEC has revealed that the project uses its NeoFace cloud-based biometric matching technology, and its NeoFace Express device.” NEC technology is being used in the US Customs and Border Protection agency’s biometric exit trial program at the Washington Dulles International Airport, the company has announced. The project came into action near the start of this…

At CBP’s Request, DoE Researching ‘Light Field Cameras’ for In-Car Face Scanning

At CBP’s Request, DoE Researching ‘Light Field Cameras’ for In-Car Face Scanning

US government authorities are working on a new camera system that could eventually be able to scan individuals in their cars much more effectively than currently available technology, reports The Verge. The technology is being developed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a research agency run by the US Department of Energy. But the work…

CBP Launches Biometric Exit Trial for Flights from Dulles to Dubai

CBP Launches Biometric Exit Trial for Flights from Dulles to Dubai

The US Customs and Border Protection agency has announced the deployment of a biometric exit system at Washington Dulles International Airport. The system is based on facial recognition, matching live facial scans to the ID documents submitted by travelers to the participating airline. If the facial scan matches with the biometric data associated with a…

CBP Lays Out Biometric Entry-Exit Program Plan

CBP Lays Out Biometric Entry-Exit Program Plan

The US Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) is ready to move ahead with the development of a Biometric Entry-Exit Program of Record, reaching out to industry in a Special Notice via the US General Services Administration. It’s the next step after tests involving one-to-one facial matching, mobile biometrics collection, outdoor facial and iris scanning,…

CBP Awards Vehicle Border Screening Project to Unisys

CBP Awards Vehicle Border Screening Project to Unisys

“Earlier this year, the Unisys provided technology for a biometric screening trial conducted by the CBP at a major US-Mexico land crossing, and it has also helped with biometric screening trials conducted by the CBP at two major airports. “ The US Customs and Border Protection agency has contracted Unisys to help authorities identify the people…

CBP Orders Ruggedized Identification Kits from MorphoTrak

CBP Orders Ruggedized Identification Kits from MorphoTrak

The US Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) is further intensifying its exploration of biometric technologies with a new MorphoTrak solution. The latter has announced that 50 of its LiveScan Jumpkits will be provided to the agency for visitor identification, with partner SNAP, Inc. collaborating as an integrator. MorphoTrak’s LiveScan Jumpkits are essentially ruggedized, all-in-one biometric identification…

Unisys Tech Used in CBP Border Screening Trial

Unisys Tech Used in CBP Border Screening Trial

Unisys technology is helping the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency to conduct is biometric screening trial at the Otay Mesa border crossing between San Diego and Tijuana, the company has announced. The project, launched late last year, is meant to test the viability of using biometric technology to effectively screen and track non-US…

CBP Begins New Phase of Biometric Border Screening Project

CBP Begins New Phase of Biometric Border Screening Project

The next phase of the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency’s Otay Mesa biometric screening trial is now underway, with non-US citizens having their irises and faces scanned both on the way into the US and on the way out to Mexico. First announced last August, the project began trial in December, at first…

Unisys Helps CBP Expand Airport Biometric Screening Program

Unisys Helps CBP Expand Airport Biometric Screening Program

Unisys is once again helping the US Customs and Border Protection agency to implement biometric passenger screening at a major US airport. It’s an expansion of the pilot project first implemented at the Dulles International Airport in Virginia, which concluded in the middle of last year. Now, initiating what could be a much larger-scale expansion…

CBP Expands Biometric Screening to JFK Airport

CBP Expands Biometric Screening to JFK Airport

The US Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) is expanding its use of facial recognition at airports. Such a system has now been implemented at the John F. Kennedy airport in New York. The move appears to be a limited expansion of the system first tested at Virginia’s Dulles International Airport. The pilot project wrapped up…

Iris ID Provides Crucial Biometric Tech for CBP Border Project

Iris ID Provides Crucial Biometric Tech for CBP Border Project

Iris ID is providing some of the crucial biometric technology being used in the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency’s pilot project at a major US-Mexico border. Located at San Diego’s Otay Mesa Port of Entry, the project aims to use biometric identification on non-US citizens entering and leaving the country. It was first…

IBIA Backs Visa Waiver Changes, Urges Further Efforts

IBIA Backs Visa Waiver Changes, Urges Further Efforts

The International Biometrics & Identification Association (IBIA) has issued a statement backing the US government’s recent efforts to tighten its Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Commenting on the H.R. 158 legislation specifically, the IBIA expressed “strong support.” The new regulations come in large part as a response to the November 13th terror attacks in Paris. The…

CBP Launches Biometric Screening Trial at US-Mexico Border

CBP Launches Biometric Screening Trial at US-Mexico Border

A major biometric border control project has entered its testing phase at the US-Mexico border. The US Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) has started the pilot phase of a new system that will collect the biometrics of non-US citizens passing through the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego. The project was first…

CBP Takes Cautious Privacy Approach in Airport Screening

CBP Takes Cautious Privacy Approach in Airport Screening

The US government went to considerable lengths to minimize privacy concerns as it tested out a biometric airport screening program at the Dulles International Airport. Run by the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) department, working in conjunction with private contractor Unisys, the system was run through a pilot testing phase that…