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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…

FBI Moves Ahead with NGI Privacy Act Exemption

FBI Moves Ahead with NGI Privacy Act Exemption

The FBI has followed through on its plan to exempt its Next Generation Identification system from the Privacy Act. Effective August 31st, 2017, the FBI is no longer bound by the requirement to acknowledge whether it is holding an individual’s biometric records. The NGI system is widely used by law enforcement and security authorities to…

Law Enforcement Biometrics Month: 4 Unique Deployments

Law Enforcement Biometrics Month: 4 Unique Deployments

The law enforcement biometrics market is large and only growing in scope when it comes to areas of application. Advances in connectivity, mobility, secure cloud technology, middleware and of course biometric capture technology are leading to massive innovations for government agencies concerned with justice. Wearable tech, connected cars and more are all on their way to…

Biometric Identification Leads to Breakthrough in Hawaii Cold Case

Biometric Identification Leads to Breakthrough in Hawaii Cold Case

Biometric technology has helped Hawaiian police to push ahead on a cold case dating back to 2003, allowing them to identify the victim of a suspected homicide almost 13 years after the crime. The body of a man in his later 40s was discovered near a roadside with signs of blunt force trauma to his…

Civil Liberties Groups Object to NGI Exemption From Privacy Act

Civil Liberties Groups Object to NGI Exemption From Privacy Act

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has officially filed its comments to the FBI on its request to exempt its biometric Next Generation Identification (NGI) program from certain provisions of America’s national Privacy Act. The EFF has some objections. In a post on its NGI exemption comments, the civil liberties advocacy group says the NGI has been…

Major New FBI Contracts Point to NGI Expansion

Major New FBI Contracts Point to NGI Expansion

Florida-based MOSA Technology Solutions has been awarded $750,000-worth of new contracts to provide the FBI with biometric scanning technologies. The products and solutions are for the FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) biometric database system, which is used primarily for law enforcement and regulated background check purposes, and features the world’s largest criminal fingerprint database. MOSA…

FBI Moves to Exempt NGI System from Privacy Legislation

FBI Moves to Exempt NGI System from Privacy Legislation

America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking to exempt its Next Generation Identification (NGI) biometric database system from national privacy legislation. First launched back in 2013, the NGI system is used for biometric identification by law enforcement authorities as well as government bodies conducting background checks on applicants for certain kinds of jobs. Last autumn…

Law Enforcement Biometrics Market on the Rise: Report

Law Enforcement Biometrics Market on the Rise: Report

The law enforcement biometrics market is on the rise, according to Frost & Sullivan. In a recent report, the growth consultancy firm estimates that the market was valued at $838 million last year and predicts it will grow to over $1.1 billion in 2021. Improving technology and concerns about terrorism are the main drivers of the…

FBI’s NGI Wins ACT-IAC Award for ‘Excellence in Intergovernmental Collaboration’

FBI’s NGI Wins ACT-IAC Award for ‘Excellence in Intergovernmental Collaboration’

The FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) program has won a major award from the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC). At its 15th Annual Excellence.Gov Awards, the government IT organization recognized NGI in the Excellence in Intergovernmental Collaboration category. The NGI program’s overall purposes was to replace the FBI’s Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), and…

FBI’s Rap Back System Launches in Utah Thanks to NEC

FBI’s Rap Back System Launches in Utah Thanks to NEC

The FBI’s Rap Back program has gone live in Utah. Enabled via NEC technology, the system is designed to use fingerprint biometrics to provide immediate notifications about developments in individuals’ background checks. Rap Back is part of the FBI’s Next Generation Identification system, a comprehensive biometric database and identification system that became fully operational last…

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…

FBI and Georgian Intelligence Agency to Share Biometric Data

FBI and Georgian Intelligence Agency to Share Biometric Data

America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation has reached a new agreement with the country of Georgia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) to work together in fighting crime and terrorism. The collaboration will include sharing biometric data on suspected criminals and terrorists. Quoted in an Agenda.ge article, FBI legal attaché Kathleen Canning, who signed the agreement along with Georgian…

News Roundup: A Week Of Innovation

News Roundup: A Week Of Innovation

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued our month long examination of Invisible Biometrics while the industry news was diverse and exciting. Headlines about the FBI’s NGI program, international government deployments, finance and major biometric innovations highlighted just how dynamic the biometrics industry has become. Here is a look back on the week’s top stories: Invisibility…

FBI Catches 19-Year Fugitive With Biometrics

The FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) system is claiming a special victory in the fight against crime. It was used to track down a convicted pedophile a full 19 years after he escaped his sentence. In 1996, Lynn Cozart fled his home state of Pennsylvania after being convicted of sexually assaulting his own children; he…

Airports Selected for FBI RapBack Pilots

Airports Selected for FBI RapBack Pilots

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Boston Logan International Airport are going to be the testing grounds for the FBI’s RapBack service. According to a press release, the aim of these deployments is to establish a “proof of concept” for the system. FBI RapBack is a component of the bureau’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) program, an ambitious system…

Team Behind Huge FBI Biometric System Honored

Team Behind Huge FBI Biometric System Honored

The head of the FBI’s ambitious NGI project has received special recognition for its completion, according to a Federal News Radio article by Jason Miller. Along with his agency, the official, Jim Preaskorn, received the Excellence in Mission Award at AFCEA Bethesda’s 8th Annual Governmentwide Initiatives Excellence Awards in Washington for completing the project of implementing the Next Generation Identification…

Year in Review 2014: The Most Important Biometrics News

Year in Review 2014: The Most Important Biometrics News

The end of January is here and it’s time to bring the 12th annual FindBiometrics Year in Review to a close. Over the past weeks we have dissected and discussed the results of our largest survey ever, which saw over 150 professionals and experts from the identity management industry weighing in on the state of…