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Leidos Signs Contract to Overhaul UK Home Office’s Biometric Infrastructure

Leidos Signs Contract to Overhaul UK Home Office’s Biometric Infrastructure

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition – Fingerprint Recognition Britain’s Home Office is looking to overhaul its biometric capabilities after signing a new 10-year contract with Leidos UK. The Home Office is a ministry department that oversees law enforcement and immigration procedures in the UK, and has partnered with Leidos as part of the Home Office…

British Home Secretary Backs Police Use of Facial Recognition

British Home Secretary Backs Police Use of Facial Recognition

“According to Javid, the new technology will help combat online child abuse and lower the amount of time that investigators need to spend looking at troubling images…” British Home Secretary Sajid Javid has voiced his support for ongoing police trials of facial recognition technology. His statements were made during the launch of new a £1.76…

UK Home Office Embracing Biometrics to Know its Travellers

UK Home Office Embracing Biometrics to Know its Travellers

A major new government contract in the UK suggests authorities in the country are moving toward biometrics-driven, mobile-based identity solutions for travellers. The UK Home Office awarded the contract to WorldReach Software, an Ottawa-based firm offering a platform called “Know Your Traveller”. The platform is designed to facilitate remote identity verification through a smartphone app,…

IDEMIA Wins 5-Year UK Fingerprint Matching Contract

IDEMIA Wins 5-Year UK Fingerprint Matching Contract

“IDEMIA’s fingerprint matching service will primarily be used by domestic law enforcement agencies, as well as border control and immigration authorities…” The UK’s Home Office has selected IDEMIA to provide it with an upgraded fingerprint matching system. In a statement announcing its contract win, IDEMIA did not disclose the project’s value. But the company did…

Crossmatch Emphasizes Government Collaboration in FABrIC Work

Crossmatch Emphasizes Government Collaboration in FABrIC Work

“The project will see the upgrade of palmprint scanning technology across almost 400 enrollment and capture stations in the country.” Crossmatch is offering some commentary on its new contract to upgrade the UK Home Office’s Forensic and Biometric Interim Capability, or FABrIC, program, emphasizing its collaboration with government authorities. The contract was announced last week,…

UK Home Office to Get Upgraded Crossmatch Tech for Criminal Booking

UK Home Office to Get Upgraded Crossmatch Tech for Criminal Booking

“Now, hundreds of those palm scanners are going to be replaced with the Crossmatch L Scan 1000, which offers 1,000 ppi resolution.” New Crossmatch livescan technology will be used to upgrade the biometric criminal booking systems used in the UK Home Office Forensic and Biometric Interim Capability, or ‘FABrIC’, program. The upgrade will be undertaken by Northrop…