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GUEST POST: Mark Clifton Comments on the FindBiometrics Year in Review

GUEST POST: Mark Clifton Comments on the FindBiometrics Year in Review

The FindBiometrics Year in Review is the longest running biometrics industry survey, providing insight into the top trends in the ever-evolving identity marketplace. In this guest post, biometrics expert Mark Clifton highlights some of the survey’s most notable findings. These survey results underscore the intersection between biometrics and some major technology disruptions in today’s world.…

Crossmatch to Continue On to Phase Two of IARPA’s Thor R&D Program

Crossmatch to Continue On to Phase Two of IARPA’s Thor R&D Program

“Phase 2 of Thor will see a higher concentration of software work, building upon the prototype scanners developed in Phase 1. The work includes developing PAD algorithms based on biometric features, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning that work for both known and unknown presentation attacks.” – Bill McClurg, SVP & CTO, Crossmatch The first phase…

Government Biometrics Month 2018: The Ascent of Biometric Border Control

Government Biometrics Month 2018: The Ascent of Biometric Border Control

Biometric border control is not a new concept. At its most basic level, in fact, border control has always been biometric, with authorities comparing travelers’ faces to the images in their passports and other identity documents. That work was done by humans, of course, but the technological sophistication that has been attained in the field…

INTERVIEW: Duane Blackburn on Biometrics and Government at FedID 2018

INTERVIEW: Duane Blackburn on Biometrics and Government at FedID 2018

Every September the biometrics industry converges on the Federal Identity Forum & Exposition, otherwise known as FedID—the key identity technology conference for the federal government. After a year in Washington, DC, the conference has returned to Tampa, Florida for a week of high-level thought leadership, education and networking catered to the biometrics, government and identity…

SureID Re-emerges from Corporate Shakeup

SureID Re-emerges from Corporate Shakeup

After a big corporate shakeup, SureID is looking to get back on track under new management. The Oregon-based company, which offers identity authentication solutions to the enterprise and government markets, has seen a tumultuous few years after losing a US Navy contract that had been a key base of revenue. Hundreds of jobs were cut…

INTERVIEW: Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had the opportunity to speak with Ritu Favre, CEO of NEXT Biometrics. The conversation starts with a review of her first year as the company’s leader and her major accomplishments in the role. The conversation moves on to the major security benefits of NEXT’s large area sensors and the demanding…

Aware Wins $38M Contract from UK Home Office

Aware Wins $38M Contract from UK Home Office

“BioSP is the leading biometric platform because of its rich feature set, rapid configurability, and proven reliability for mission-critical applications, all provided as an off-the-shelf software product.” – Rob Mungovan, Vice President Biometrics at Aware. Aware, Inc. has won a major biometric contract with the UK government, the company has announced. It’s going to assist…

Iris ID Partners with Mentalix for Greater Role in FBI Biometrics Program

Iris ID Partners with Mentalix for Greater Role in FBI Biometrics Program

“Our iCAM R100 cameras add a valuable dimension to the Fed Submit kiosks. The Mentalix solution will make it easier – and faster – for local officials to know who is being booked and released from their facilities.” – Mohammed Murad, Vice President, Global Business Development and Sales, Iris ID Iris ID is poised to play…

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…

IDEMIA Wins 5-Year UK Fingerprint Matching Contract

IDEMIA Wins 5-Year UK Fingerprint Matching Contract

“IDEMIA’s fingerprint matching service will primarily be used by domestic law enforcement agencies, as well as border control and immigration authorities…” The UK’s Home Office has selected IDEMIA to provide it with an upgraded fingerprint matching system. In a statement announcing its contract win, IDEMIA did not disclose the project’s value. But the company did…

NVIDIA and AnyVision Partner For Smart City Facial Recognition

NVIDIA and AnyVision Partner For Smart City Facial Recognition

Israel-based computer vision specialist AnyVision has teamed up with NVIDIA to promote a facial recognition solution to the government sector. AnyVision has joined NVIDIA’s Metropolis Software Partner Program, and is now able to run its technology on NVIDIA Graphics Processing Units. The company is promoting its solution as a smart city tool that can be…

BIO-key Wins Business from ‘World-Renowned’ Defense Ministry

BIO-key Wins Business from ‘World-Renowned’ Defense Ministry

“The order comes not long after a previous government sector order from Canada’s Province of British Columbia, which also revolved around BIO-key’s WEB-key platform.” BIO-key has completed a big new order from a government client. In a statement announcing the deal, BIO-key did not name the client in question, referring to it as “the cybersecurity…

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…

Marine Corps Gets New In-the-Field Biometric Identification System

Marine Corps Gets New In-the-Field Biometric Identification System

The US Marine Corps has upgraded its in-the-field biometric identification system. Its previous Biometric Enrollment and Screening Device is being replaced by the Identity Dominance System-Marine Corps, or IDS-MC. The system revolves around a laptop computer partnered with a handheld device that facilitates the capture of face, fingerprint, and iris biometrics. Biometric matching can be…

Australian Gov’t In Talks With Telecoms to Sell Access to Biometric Citizen Database

Australian Gov’t In Talks With Telecoms to Sell Access to Biometric Citizen Database

The Australian government has entered into discussions with private sector telecommunications companies about allowing them to buy access to its database for facial recognition, according to documents obtained with a Freedom of Information request. The database was expanded last month after negotiations between the federal government and provincial leaders, with the Prime Minister and his…

Education is Critical! 3 Essential Takeaways From ‘Biometric Governments In Practice’

Education is Critical! 3 Essential Takeaways From ‘Biometric Governments In Practice’

“The discussion in Biometric Governments in Practice helped set the bar for industry dialogue moving forward, not just in government sector identity management, but the industry at large in terms of privacy, education, and the shift toward convenient user experience as a market driver.” Last Wednesday FindBiometrics brought Government Applications Month to a close with…

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…

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