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Machine Learning Algorithm Could Tell Investigators Whether a Fingerprint is Useful

Machine Learning Algorithm Could Tell Investigators Whether a Fingerprint is Useful

Scientists with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Michigan State University say they have engineered a new algorithm that could eliminate the need for humans to perform a key step in fingerprint analysis, and thereby reduce human error in forensic investigations. The algorithm tackles the first step in an investigation of latent fingerprints…

NIST Report Outlines Limits of Facial Recognition on Video, and How to Push Them

NIST Report Outlines Limits of Facial Recognition on Video, and How to Push Them

Facial recognition technology is more advanced than ever, but there’s still room for improvement, suggests a new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The interagency report is an assessment of NIST’s recent Face in Video Evaluation (FIVE) testing, which assessed facial recognition technologies designed to monitor video surveillance feeds. The report finds…

NEC Gets Top Ranking in Latest NIST Facial Recognition Test

NEC Gets Top Ranking in Latest NIST Facial Recognition Test

NEC’s facial recognition technology has once again come in first in National Institute of Standards and Technology testing. The company’s technology attained the top ranking in NIST’s most recent Face in Video Evaluation, or FIVE, testing, which assesses the performance of technologies designed to capture in real time the facial biometrics of walking subjects. In…

NIST Announces Facial Recognition Testing Program

NIST Announces Facial Recognition Testing Program

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has announced a new facial recognition testing program. The Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) allows developers to have their biometric systems formally tested by NIST, an organization already well respected for its rigorous testing of fingerprint recognition systems. And unlike previous NIST evaluation programs, the FRVT will be…

Innovatrics Algorithm Tops Accuracy Ranking in NIST PFT II Test

Innovatrics Algorithm Tops Accuracy Ranking in NIST PFT II Test

Innovatrics has come out on top in the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Proprietary Fingerprint Template Evaluation II (PFT II) test, the company has announced. The test is meant to assess the accuracy of the algorithms used in the end stages of fingerprint matching, and Innovatrics’ software has achieved a top ranking in accuracy…

Neurotechnology’s Smart Card Solution Passes MINEX III Test

Neurotechnology’s Smart Card Solution Passes MINEX III Test

Lithuania-based biometrics specialist Neurotechnology has put its MegaMatcher On Card algorithm through a major test. The algorithm software was submitting to the National Institute for Standards and Technology’s Minutiae Interoperability Exchange (MINEX) III evaluation, and it “successfully passed all the mandatory steps of the evaluation protocol,” according to a statement from Neurotechnology. That means the…

Small Businesses Need Digital Security, Too: NIST

Small Businesses Need Digital Security, Too: NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is reaching out to small business owners to help them improve their digital security with a new guidebook entitled ‘Small Business Information Security: The Fundamentals’. In a statement, the document’s co-author, Pat Toth, explained that while many small business operators “think that cybersecurity is too expensive or difficult”,…

NIST Outlines Improvements to Digital Authentication Guideline

NIST Outlines Improvements to Digital Authentication Guideline

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a big update to Special Publication 800-63, its Digital Authentication Guideline, reports Federal News Radio. Speaking at the Symantec Government Symposium in Washington this week, NIST National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace Deputy Director Michael Garcia reflected on NIST’s evolution over the last ten…

NSTIC Announces Six New Projects

NSTIC Announces Six New Projects

The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), a division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has announced six new initiatives to promote identity security. One project will see the development of a new registration and authentication system for the Florida Department of Revenue’s Child Support Program, while another aims to create…

Sciometrics to Help NIST with Contactless Fingerprint Scanning Standards

Sciometrics to Help NIST with Contactless Fingerprint Scanning Standards

Virginia-based Sciometrics has partnered with the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) to help the agency develop standards for contactless fingerprint scanning. The partnership appears to be a response to the NIST’s call for collaboration in the late summer of 2015. NIST is one of the most important standards bodies for biometric technologies, and works…

id3’s Match-On-Card Solution Attains MINEX III Compliance

id3’s Match-On-Card Solution Attains MINEX III Compliance

Biometric identity solutions provider id3 Technologies has achieved MINEX III compliance for its smart card fingerprint scanner solution, the company has announced. The Minutiae Interoperability Exchange (MINEX) III test is run by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and is designed to assess fingerprint identification technologies with respect to the US government’s Personal Identity…

Hoyos Labs Heeds NIST Call for Contactless Fingerprint Collaboration

Hoyos Labs Heeds NIST Call for Contactless Fingerprint Collaboration

Biometric security specialist Hoyos Labs has teamed up with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to improve government testing of contactless fingerprint scanning technology. The Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) is the product of NIST’s call for private sector collaboration in its efforts to improve the technology’s standards and evaluation. While NIST…

Tax Agencies Tap MorphoTrust for eID Solution

Tax Agencies Tap MorphoTrust for eID Solution

North Carolinian and Georgian tax collection agencies are collaborating together with MorphoTrust USA (Safran) to implement new electronic IDs (eIDs) to help fight tax fraud. The eID program will be rolled out in a pilot project, with optional opt-in available to interested citizens. In a press release, MorphoTrust explained that the eID will leverage the…

NIST Developing Contactless Fingerprint Scanning Standards

NIST Developing Contactless Fingerprint Scanning Standards

America’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is working on developing standards for contactless fingerprint scanning technology. NIST is, of course, one of the most widely trusted and respected standard-setters for the field of biometrics. The organization works with the FBI’s Biometric Center of Excellence to develop the standards for Government Certified Products lists, and not…

Innovatrics Passes NIST’s MINEX III Test

Innovatrics Passes NIST’s MINEX III Test

Innovatrics, a Slovakia-based biometric software developer, has become the first fingerprint technology company to pass the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) MINEX III test, the company has announced. The company also achieved a number of first-place rankings in the areas of accuracy and interoperability. The Minutiae Interoperability Exchange (MINEX) III test is designed…

MorphoTrak Tattoo Recognition Tops NIST Challenge

MorphoTrak Tattoo Recognition Tops NIST Challenge

MorphoTrak (Safran) has developed the top product for the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Tattoo Recognition Technology Challenge, or Tatt-C. The tattoo recognition algorithm developed by MorphoTrak places first in NIST’s testing. The purpose of Tatt-C was to advance the capabilities of biometric technology to recognize tattoos captured in images – a longtime aspiration for law…

HYPR Submits 3-Factor Solution for NIST Testing

HYPR Submits 3-Factor Solution for NIST Testing

Biometric security developer HYPR Corp. has submitted a three-factor biometric authentication system for testing with the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the company has announced. Its aim is to have its HYPR Token approved with respect to some of the most widely respected security standards in the world. More specifically, the HYPR…

Results Are In for NIST Tattoo Recognition Challenge

Results Are In for NIST Tattoo Recognition Challenge

America’s National Institute of Standards and Technology has concluded an ambitious project to mine the private sector for tattoo recognition technology. Earlier this week, NIST assessed the results from six participating organizations. There weren’t any huge breakthroughs, but there were signs of promise. Some of the more straightforward tattoo identification systems attained accuracy rates greater than…

NIST Joins The FIDO Alliance

NIST Joins The FIDO Alliance

Continuing in its recent streak of announcing high profile new members, the FIDO Alliance today welcomed its two first government members: NIST from the United States  and the United Kingdom Office of the Cabinet. The new members are the first to join under the Government Class membership, which was introduced simultaneously. According to FIDO, the…

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