IARPA

Green Bit Celebrates 20 Years Of Biometrics

Green Bit Celebrates 20 Years Of Biometrics

Italy-based fingerprint biometrics specialist Green Bit is celebrating its 20th anniversary this week. Its work started in earnest back in 1997, when the company began work on its DSU 203 access control solutions. Within just a couple of years, the company got its first international tender with the support of the Italian State Police, and…

Green Bit Moves to N2N Challenge Finals

Green Bit Moves to N2N Challenge Finals

Green Bit is a finalist in the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)’s Nail-to-Nail Fingerprint Challenge, the company has announced. Launched in near the start of this year, the N2N Challenge is aimed at spurring the development of technology that can automate the scanning of a full fingerprint, from nailbed to nailbed. The process as currently…

Crossmatch-ISORG-FlexEnable Team Advances to Finals of IARPA’s N2N Challenge

Crossmatch-ISORG-FlexEnable Team Advances to Finals of IARPA’s N2N Challenge

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)’s Nail-to-Nail Fingerprint Challenge is coming to its final stretch, and Crossmatch, ISORG, and FlexEnable are among the finalists. IARPA announced the Challenge early this year, seeking to find an automated solution for capturing entire fingerprints, nailbed to nailbed, as the standard methodology requires a human operator. Crossmatch, France-based…

SRI Wins 4-Year, $12.5M Contract to Develop Anti-Spoofing Tech for IARPA

SRI Wins 4-Year, $12.5M Contract to Develop Anti-Spoofing Tech for IARPA

“SRI International says its solution, which it calls a ‘Multi-physiological Joint Optimization and Liveness Nuances for Identity Ratification system,’ will focus on ‘dynamic biometrics’…” The Intelligence Advanced Research Project Activity (IARPA) has contracted SRI International to develop a solution that can detect spoofing attacks against biometric security systems. Such presentation attacks appear to be a…

More Than Money at Stake in IARPA’s Face Recognition Prize Challenge

More Than Money at Stake in IARPA’s Face Recognition Prize Challenge

In an effort to push ahead the state of the art, government authorities have announced a Face Recognition Prize Challenge. The contest is being organized by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), a division of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Participants are invited to submit their algorithm software for testing at the…

Crossmatch to Develop Presentation Attack Detection Tech for IARPA’s Thor Program

Crossmatch to Develop Presentation Attack Detection Tech for IARPA’s Thor Program

Crossmatch has been contracted to help provide technology for a new US government research program. The program was launched last summer by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), a division of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Called Thor, it’s a research program aimed at developing anti-spoofing technologies. Now, Crossmatch has announced…

Competition Seeks Automated N2N Fingerprint Capture

Competition Seeks Automated N2N Fingerprint Capture

A new government-led competition is launching to improve roll-based fingerprint scanning. Called the “Nail to Nail Fingerprint Challenge”, it’s being organized by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), a branch of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. By IARPA’s standards, the current methodology for capturing N2N fingerprints – that is, the entire fingerprint,…

US Intelligence R&D Agency Seeks Anti-Spoofing Solutions

US Intelligence R&D Agency Seeks Anti-Spoofing Solutions

Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), a research arm of America’s Office of the Director of National Intelligence, is starting up a counter-spoofing program, reports Nextgov. Called Thor, the program’s aim is to find ways to prevent individuals from disguising their biometric data. IARPA’s concern is with deceptions such as individuals’ use of prosthetics to…