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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,…

Government Contract Aggregator Carahsoft to Help Plurilock Reach US Gov’t Sector

Government Contract Aggregator Carahsoft to Help Plurilock Reach US Gov’t Sector

Plurilock is aiming to further extend its reach in the government market through a new partnership with Carahsoft. Based in Virginia, the latter is a major contract holder with both the GSA Schedule and NASA’s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) contract acquisition programs. The company describes itself as a government contract aggregator for its technology…

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…

Aware Software Provides Biometric Assist to DoD Applicant Screening

Aware Software Provides Biometric Assist to DoD Applicant Screening

Aware, Inc.‘s technology is being used in a big new screening system for employment applications going through the US Department of Defense (DoD). Called SWFT Plus Enrollment, or “SWFT+”, the system is based on biometric capture and is administered by the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC). Applicants’ fingerprints are collected using a web application, and…

DoD Orders More Tactivo Readers

DoD Orders More Tactivo Readers

Precise Biometrics has received another order from the US Department of Defense for its Tactivo readers. It follows multiple orders from last year, and once again comes by way of the DoD’s Defense Logistics Agency. Like the previous order, this new one is for Tactivo for iPhone, a smartphone case that adds a layer of smart card…

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.…

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…