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FBI Goes On Record re: NGI Facial Recognition

FBI Goes On Record re: NGI Facial Recognition

The FBI is taking measures to mitigate potential backlash from citizens over its use of facial recognition technology. In a letter to the New York Times, FBI Science and Technology Branch’s executive assistant director Amy Hess clarifies how the Bureau’s Next Generation Identification system works, and why it is not the surveillance apparatus that some may…

UK Home Office Awards Northrop Grumman Major Contract

UK Home Office Awards Northrop Grumman Major Contract

The United Kingdom Home Office has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a major new forensic security contract. Valued at £28.8 million, the deal will see Northrop Grumman shore up the Forensic and Biometric Interim Capability (FABrIC). FABrIC is essentially an extension of IDENT1, an initiative seeking to construct a biometric identity management platform to be used in…