Department of Defense

Booz Allen Hamilton to Provide Biometric Hardware to DoD in $36M Contract

Booz Allen Hamilton to Provide Biometric Hardware to DoD in $36M Contract

Booz Allen Hamilton has won a major new contract from the Department of Defense. As listed on a DoD contracts notice, the Virginia-based company will provide a “technology refresh” for the DoD’s Identity Dominance System, or “IDS”. This will entail the provision of a handheld biometric device aimed at replacing a base unit already in…

Behavioral Biometrics Specialist Reveals Role in DoD’s DISA Project

Behavioral Biometrics Specialist Reveals Role in DoD’s DISA Project

A Brooklyn-based behavioral biometrics specialist has revealed that it was recruited to aid in the Department of Defense’s development of a ‘proof of life’ authentication system. Called Twosense.ai, the company says it won a contract through Army Contracting Command’s Rapid Innovation Fund. The deal is valued at $2.42 million, and was actually awarded in late…

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,…

Crossmatch Awarded For Going Above and Beyond For Guard and Reserve Employees

Crossmatch Awarded For Going Above and Beyond For Guard and Reserve Employees

Global biometric identity management and secure authentication solutions provider Crossmatch has been recognized for the exceptional treatment given to its Guard and Reserve employees. The company received the Department of Defense Employer Support for the Guard and Reserves (ESGR) Above and Beyond Award. Presented in limited numbers by the ESGR State Committees, the Above and…

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…

Plurilock Sees Rapid Growth in Wake of DoD Contracts

Plurilock Sees Rapid Growth in Wake of DoD Contracts

Behavioral biometrics specialist Plurilock has entered into a rapid expansionary phase in the wake of its recent DoD contract. The company has announced that it has opened new offices in Baltimore and New York. It has also appointed a new Director of Sales for the Atlantic Region, Neal Conlon, a former US Marine Corps engineer…

DoD, US Army to Trial Plurilock Behavioral Biometrics Solution for NETCOM

DoD, US Army to Trial Plurilock Behavioral Biometrics Solution for NETCOM

The US Army and the Department of Defense’s Defense Innovation Unit Expermental (DIUx) will trial behavioral biometrics technology from Plurilock Security, the BC-based company has announced. The organizations will test out Plurilock’s BioTracker, a software platform designed to identify users based on patterns in how they use laptops and computers, assessing metrics related to keystrokes,…

DoD Should Stop Focusing on Lowest Bid for Biometric Contracts: GAO

DoD Should Stop Focusing on Lowest Bid for Biometric Contracts: GAO

The Department of Defense is going to be making some changes to its approach to biometric and forensic capabilities, including a new focus on tradeoffs in making decisions about contract wins. That’s one key takeaway from a recent Government Accountability Office report entitled “DoD Biometrics and Forensics: Progress Made in Establishing Long-term Deployable Capabilities, but Further…

DoD, “Five Eyes” Partners Prepare Multi-Factor Authentication Standard

DoD, “Five Eyes” Partners Prepare Multi-Factor Authentication Standard

The US Department of Defense is preparing to adopt sophisticated multi-factor authentication across the board, reports FedScoop. Speaking at the 2016 Federal Forum, Pentagon CIO Terry Halvorsen said that the DoD plans to replace the Common Access Card—a smart card currently in broad use for personnel authentication—within two years, save for some potential physical access…

Precise Biometrics Wins 1.1 M SEK Tactivo Order From DLA

Precise Biometrics Wins 1.1 M SEK Tactivo Order From DLA

Precise Biometrics has announced that the Defense and Logistics Agency – an agency within the US Department of Defense (DOD) – has placed an order for Tactivo readers valued at 1.1 million SEK. The order was placed via TX Systems, a partner of Precise. The DLA’s order includes Tactivo for iPhone. Tactivo smart sleeves are…

US Security Agencies to Discuss Biometrics at Informal Summit

US Security Agencies to Discuss Biometrics at Informal Summit

The FBI is getting ready to join a number of other prominent government security agencies in an informal, off-the-record conference on border security. The Defense Strategies Institute’s “Town Hall” Border Security and Intelligence Summit will also feature the representatives from the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, and a number of other organizations.…

DoD Renews MorphoTrust ABIS Contract for $3.5m

DoD Renews MorphoTrust ABIS Contract for $3.5m

The US Department of Defense (DoD) is sticking with MorphoTrust‘s Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS). The DoD is going ahead with its third year renewal option in a licensing deal valued at $3.5 million. ABIS is a large-scale biometric identification platform that the DoD uses to manage identification records and for identity verification more generally.…

OPM Hack Attack Saw Breach of 5.6 Million Fingerprints

OPM Hack Attack Saw Breach of 5.6 Million Fingerprints

After a major hack attack earlier this year against the US government’s Office of Personnel Management, that body along with the Department of Defense have issued new findings following investigations into the security breach. And those findings are not good: The agencies have now disclosed that the fingerprint data of about 5.6 million individuals was…

Major Tactivo Order Placed By US Navy

Major Tactivo Order Placed By US Navy

Precise Biometrics has received another major order for its Tactivo devices from the US Department of Defense. In this case, the order comes via the US Navy, and has been placed through Precise Biometrics’ partner supplier Carahsoft. It’s a big order, valued at 1.1 million SEK, and its revenues will impact the company’s Q4 results.…

FBI-DoD Research Center Aims to Advance Biometric Tech

FBI-DoD Research Center Aims to Advance Biometric Tech

The FBI has opened a new research center dedicated to biometric technology, and has high expectations for how it will help to advance the field. The Biometric Technology Center, or BTC, is on the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) campus in West Virginia. The development is part of an ongoing partnership between the FBI’s Biometric…

US Department of Defense Orders More Tactivo Readers

US Department of Defense Orders More Tactivo Readers

Another happy Precise Biometrics customer is back for more of its Tactivo devices – the US Department of Defense. The government body’s Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has decided to order 920,000SEK-worth of additional equipment, placed through Precise Biometrics’ partner supplier, Carahsoft. It’s actually the third time the DLA is ordering Tactivo readers, having first tried…

Precise Biometrics Receives Additional DoD Order

Precise Biometrics Receives Additional DoD Order

Precise Biometrics has received another order for its Tactivo readers from the US Department of Defense, the company has announced. The new order is for 1200 units and is valued at 1.1 million SEK. It’s a follow-up to an initial order placed in December, which saw 1100 Tactivo readers sent to the DoD via its…