military biometrics

U.S. Navy Starts Using Biometric Signatures in Effort to go Paperless

U.S. Navy Starts Using Biometric Signatures in Effort to go Paperless

The United States Navy has begun using biometric signatures for their recruitment process in an effort to increase speed and efficiency, and reduce the amount of paper used when enlisting Sailors. Prior to October 1st, Navy recruitment officers were required to obtain a ‘wet’ signature – using pen and ink on paper – on numerous…

Hawkeye Highlights Role of Facial Recognition in SOCOM Operations

Hawkeye Highlights Role of Facial Recognition in SOCOM Operations

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Hawkeye Systems is highlighting the role biometric technology played in the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) raid that resulted in the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Al-Baghdadi was identified through a combination of facial recognition and DNA analysis, while live surveillance feeds provided real-time time updates…

IARPA Asks for Help with Long Range Facial Recognition

IARPA Asks for Help with Long Range Facial Recognition

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) is looking to enhance its facial recognition capabilities. The organization has issued a Request for Information (RFI), asking interested parties to share research and datasets related to biometric recognition and identification at altitude and range (BRIAR). In more general terms, that means that the IARPA wants to be…

DISA Shares Details About Assured Identity Platform

DISA Shares Details About Assured Identity Platform

The US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has shared more information about the new forms of biometric authentication it has been designing for military smartphones. The project was undertaken because the fingerprint and facial authentication tech found in most consumer devices was not as useful to soldiers who may be wearing gloves or masks while…

SOCOM Wants a Touchless Fingerprinting App

SOCOM Wants a Touchless Fingerprinting App

The US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is searching for a technology partner to develop a touchless fingerprinting app. The app would allow military personnel to register new individuals in remote locations using only their smartphones, eliminating the need to carry a larger, separate device. “We want an app on a phone so that you basically…

Unisys Shows Delivers Strong Q3 Results

Unisys Shows Delivers Strong Q3 Results

“Unisys highlighted four major contracts established during the third quarter in its corporate update, including a deal to provide the US Army with biometric software…” Unisys has issued its Q3 results showing strong growth for the IT solutions provider. Revenues for the quarter came in at $688.3 million, up 3.3 percent year-over-year, and marking the…