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DoD Now Actively Testing ‘Patterns of Life’ Mobile Authentication

DoD Now Actively Testing ‘Patterns of Life’ Mobile Authentication

“The aim is to develop a highly sophisticated authentication system that can passively identify a user without relying on any single modality.” The US military is making progress in its effort to develop a ‘patterns of life’ authentication system to replace the Common Access Cards traditionally used by personnel. According to a new FCW report,…

Gait Recognition to Feature in Soldier Authentication System, Says Outgoing DoD Official

Gait Recognition to Feature in Soldier Authentication System, Says Outgoing DoD Official

The Department of Defense’s Defense Information Systems Agency is looking at up to seven mechanisms for identity verification of soldiers in the field, including gait recognition, according to FedScoop. The news comes from a luncheon arranged by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association to celebrate the retirement of DISA head Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn, who…

US Defense Dept. Exploring ‘Patterns of Life’ Authentication

US Defense Dept. Exploring ‘Patterns of Life’ Authentication

A secretive US Defense Department project is aimed at replacing passwords and even biometrics with ‘patterns of life’, reports Signal. The idea is to use various sensors embedded in mobile devices to track things like gait, frequented locations, work patterns, and other incidental data in order to verify a subject’s identity. It’s similar to an…