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Biometric Governments In Practice: A Sneak Peek at the Expert Webinar Panelists

Biometric Governments In Practice: A Sneak Peek at the Expert Webinar Panelists

Next Wednesday, September 27, FindBiometrics is hosting an exclusive expert webinar event: Biometric Governments in Practice. The live webcast is the culmination of Government Applications Month at FindBiometrics in which we are placing a focus on the identity management technologies that are redefining ideas surrounding borders, nation’s, citizenry, and politics. At FindBiometrics we pride ourselves…

New HID Global Smart Card Brings PIV Compliance to Gov’t Visitors

New HID Global Smart Card Brings PIV Compliance to Gov’t Visitors

HID Global has announced a new smart card for government access control. Called the HID Crescendo Temporary Access Card, it’s designed to let government authorities issue visitor cards that offer the same PIV and PIV-I compliance found on standard issue government smart cards. The card is based on public key infrastructure, leveraging HID Global’s IdenTrust…

Government Applications Month: 3 Biometric ID Programs in Practice

Government Applications Month: 3 Biometric ID Programs in Practice

All over the world national governments are turning to biometrics for civil ID. Successful large scale implementations of biometrics-based national ID are emboldening countries – from the Philippines to France – to register their citizens for reasons as far ranging as naked payments and financial inclusion, to digital democracy and national security. This week, for…

WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Biometric Governments in Practice

WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT: Biometric Governments in Practice

Register for the Government Applications Month Webinar Now! Governments the world over are turning to biometrics for everything: citizen ID, voting, border control, and physical and logical access control. The digital identity sea change is happening on a global scale, and the future is bright, but first there are challenges to address: with new regulations…

Rebranded UK Gov’t Advisory Body to Consider Biometrics Ethics

Rebranded UK Gov’t Advisory Body to Consider Biometrics Ethics

The UK’s National DNA Database Ethics Group has been renamed the Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group (BFEG), and will have an expanded focus. The organization is a public agency charged with advising the Home Office, the government agency responsible for security, law, and immigration. Its rebrand is the result of a Triennial Review of Home…

KeyLogic Enters Government Biometrics Market with CrossResolve Acquisition

KeyLogic Enters Government Biometrics Market with CrossResolve Acquisition

KeyLogic, an engineering and project management consultancy firm, is expanding into the biometrics market with a new acquisition: The company has purchased CrossResolve, a government-focused advisory firm. The move comes about a year after KeyLogic hired Kevin Reid, a former FBI executive who focused on biometric technology while at the Bureau. In a statement announcing…

US Military Base to Require Biometric IDs for Vendors, Contractors

US Military Base to Require Biometric IDs for Vendors, Contractors

“From mid-August, all vendors and contractors operating on the base will need to use the new cards, which will be issued for free to approved applicants.” Joint Region Marianas, the US military authority that runs the Guam Navy and Air Force base, is moving toward a new biometric access control system, reports Pacific Daily News.…

New Windows-Focused Deal Brings BIO-key to Australia

New Windows-Focused Deal Brings BIO-key to Australia

BIO-key has made its first substantial entry into Australia with a new government sector client. In a statement announcing the new contract, BIO-key declined to name the client in question, referring to it as “a government agency”. But the company did indicate that the deal comes by way of Aquion Pty Ltd., an Australia-based software…

HID Global Acquires Government-Focused eID Specialist Arjo Systems

HID Global Acquires Government-Focused eID Specialist Arjo Systems

“HID Global says it has already shipped over 150 million IDs with more than 50 national governments around the world.” HID Global has acquired Arjo Systems, a provider of government ID and smart card solutions boasting of 20 years of experience. The company will be merged into HID’s Government ID Solutions division, with Arjo retaining…

Safran to Upgrade Botswana Police ABIS, Expand Use Across Gov’t

Safran to Upgrade Botswana Police ABIS, Expand Use Across Gov’t

Safran Identity & Security has won a contract to upgrade the legacy automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) used by the Botswana Police Service. It’s a continuation of a longstanding relationship, with Safran having provided technology to the BPS since 1998. Now, the plan is to upgrade the AFIS to a system that uses both fingerprint…

Chief Minister Expands Biometric Attendance Tracking in Uttar Pradesh

Chief Minister Expands Biometric Attendance Tracking in Uttar Pradesh

“The move follows earlier efforts to bring biometric attendance tracking to government offices at a higher level.” The Chief Minister of India’s most populous state is ordering the expansion of biometric attendance tracking in government offices. During a presentation of the Rural Development Department, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath asserted that such systems must be…

TMR Report Details Continuing Ascent of Military Biometrics Market

TMR Report Details Continuing Ascent of Military Biometrics Market

Concerns about terrorism continue to drive the military biometrics market, with growing demand from the Asia Pacific region, according to a new report from Transparency Market Research. While concerns about terrorism have been a key market driver for many years, they’re now being exacerbated by mass migration, with several countries “reeling under increased distress over…

DHS Biometrics Departments Seeks Help with Communications Strategy

DHS Biometrics Departments Seeks Help with Communications Strategy

The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) is looking for help with its communications strategy. The request comes in the form of an RFI (Request for Information), in which the agency notes that “[t]he concept of identity is quickly evolving to becoming a vital asset” in the greater effort to secure…

FIDO Standards Could Complement Government’s Existing Digital Security Protocols

FIDO Standards Could Complement Government’s Existing Digital Security Protocols

The FIDO Alliance is hoping that the Trump administration will heed its advice in a new white paper outlining how FIDO standards could complement existing digital security protocols in use by the government. It’s a response to last December’s report from the US Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, which advocated for stronger authentication methods beyond…

Biometrics Market to Reach $15.1 Billion by 2025: Tractica

Biometrics Market to Reach $15.1 Billion by 2025: Tractica

Biometric technology is being adopted in consumer, business, and government applications “at an increasing pace,” according to Tractica. The market research firm has announced a new report predicting that the global biometrics market will grow from a value of $2.4 billion last year to $15.1 billion by 2025, reflecting a CAGR of 22.9 percent. The…

News Roundup: Healthcare Biometrics Takes The Spotlight

News Roundup: Healthcare Biometrics Takes The Spotlight

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought our 14th Annual Year in Review to a close before kicking off Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017. Major news broke as a leading fingerprint sensor company made moves to expand into multimodality, and FinTech, border control, and government applications rounded out the headlines. Here is a look back on last…

Biometric Background Checks Now Required for Government Contractors in Canada

Biometric Background Checks Now Required for Government Contractors in Canada

“Public Services has consulted various industry interests prior to making the change and has piloted biometric background checks with a major contractor…” The Canadian government is enhancing its standards for contractor background checks with a new fingerprinting requirement, reports the CBC. The change is being implemented by Public Services and Procurement Canada in response to…

Gemalto to Provide eID Solution to Swedish Tax Agency

Gemalto to Provide eID Solution to Swedish Tax Agency

Skatteverket, Sweden’s tax agency, has engaged Gemalto in a multi-year digital identity project. The agency will implement Gemalto’s eGov platform into its online services, and will offer Gemalto’s Premium Polycarbonate eID cards to citizens. The company’s eGov platform offers SSO and multi-factor authentication features that can incorporate one-time passwords, smart cards, and fingerprint recognition. Skatteverket…

Nigerian Authorities to Register Citizens’ Biometrics in 2018 Census

Nigerian Authorities to Register Citizens’ Biometrics in 2018 Census

“[Bio-Metrica is] going to provide handheld devices that can collect citizens’ fingerprint and facial biometrics, and its CRS is going to be used to manage that data.” Authorities in Nigeria are planning to employ biometrics in a nationwide census, and Bio-Metrica is providing the technology platform, the company has announced. The country’s National Population Commission…

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