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Delta Anticipates Biometric Boarding at Sea-Tac Airport

Delta Anticipates Biometric Boarding at Sea-Tac Airport

Delta Airlines is hoping to bring biometric boarding to the Sea-Tac Airport in the State of Washington before the end of the year. A five-person Port of Seattle commission will meet in mid-December to vote on a security motion related to the new technology. The program will cover international travelers on Delta flights, leveraging facial…

CBP Brings Biometric Screening to El Paso Border

CBP Brings Biometric Screening to El Paso Border

US Customs and Border Protection has further expanded its use of biometric border control technology on land, announcing that facial recognition systems are now in place at three of the 14 pedestrian lanes at the Paso del Norte checkpoint in El Paso. The facial recognition system will be used to process those entering the US,…

CBP Deploys Facial Recognition at Laredo Border

CBP Deploys Facial Recognition at Laredo Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is deploying facial recognition technology to streamline screening procedures at the Laredo Port of Entry. The organization will install cameras at three pedestrian lanes sometime in early November, and plans to expand the program to the remaining 19 pedestrian lanes during the week of December 2. The facial matching…

Trump Administration Proposes DNA Sampling of Individuals Detained at the Border

Trump Administration Proposes DNA Sampling of Individuals Detained at the Border

The Trump administration has proposed a new rule allowing US border authorities to collect DNA samples from any immigrant “detained under the authority of the United States”. This information would be shared with the FBI for inclusion in a larger criminal database. While border officials are already allowed to perform rapid DNA testing to help…

European Border Agency Announces Trial of Biometric Screening System at Lisbon Airport

European Border Agency Announces Trial of Biometric Screening System at Lisbon Airport

The European Union’s border control agency has announced plans to trial biometric passenger screening at the Lisbon Airport, signalling what may become the next major phase in European border control. The European Border and Coast Guard Agency – also known as Frontex – has dubbed its new system “Biometrics on the Move”. It’s designed to…

CBP Brings Biometric ‘Simplified Arrival’ System to Detroit Airport

CBP Brings Biometric ‘Simplified Arrival’ System to Detroit Airport

“The CBP’s system is designed to biometrically match the faces of these travelers against the images in their travel documents, allowing the agency to verify their identities quickly and reliably.” US Customs and Border Protection has expanded its use of facial recognition technology to another major US airport, announcing that its now being used to…

Emirates Gets Clearance for Biometric Boarding on Dubai-to-America Flights

Emirates Gets Clearance for Biometric Boarding on Dubai-to-America Flights

Earlier this year, Emirates Airlines enabled biometric boarding for passengers going to Dubai from Dallas, New York, and Los Angeles. Now the airline is doing the same for people headed in the other direction. Emirates has officially become the first airline outside of the US to receive Customs and Border Protection (CBP) permission to provide…

Government Biometrics Month: The Importance of the Border

Government Biometrics Month: The Importance of the Border

When it comes to the government biometrics market, one growth area that’s impossible to ignore right now is biometric border control. It is simply exploding around the world, partly as a result of many governments’ increased focus on border security, and partly because of advancements in biometric technologies like facial recognition. Face-Scanning Achieves Liftoff In…

US CBP Moves Forward with Live Test of Border Surveillance Drone

US CBP Moves Forward with Live Test of Border Surveillance Drone

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is planning a live field test of an autonomous drone that would be used to give agents more awareness of the goings-on at the border. The drone in question is a prototype small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) from Planck Aerosystems that is being developed in conjunction with the Silicon…

Government Biometrics Dominates This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Government Biometrics Dominates This Week’s Top Stories Roundup

Government biometrics appears to be the theme of the week in FindBiometrics’ latest roundup of top stories. More specifically, three of this week’s top five concern government agencies’ use of biometric technology to identify individuals in their charge. Perhaps the biggest story of these concerned a new draft Request for Quote from the US Customs…

CBP Looking for Vendor Partner in Biometrics Expansion

CBP Looking for Vendor Partner in Biometrics Expansion

The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency plans to step up its use of biometrics and facial recognition technologies, and is looking for a vendor to help it in the effort. The government agency has posted a new draft Request for Quote concerning its Passenger Systems Program Directorate (PSPD) with the Office of Information…

Breached CBP Data Used to Train Biometric Face Matching: Report

Breached CBP Data Used to Train Biometric Face Matching: Report

“The CBP said that the subcontractor had transferred the image data to its own network, violating security rules, and that its own systems were not affected in the attack. Somewhere under 100,000 people were impacted, the agency said.” It appears that a US government subcontractor’s use of biometric border control technology has resulted in the…

CBP Promotes Biometric Passenger Screening Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

CBP Promotes Biometric Passenger Screening Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

CBP recommends that travelers educate themselves about the facial recognition tech used in biometric passenger screening US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has shared some handy tips for anyone looking to get away during the upcoming holiday weekend. Much of it is good advice for any traveler – it’s always wise to follow the guidelines…

CBP Enhances Border Screening Capabilities with Integrated Biometrics Tech

CBP Enhances Border Screening Capabilities with Integrated Biometrics Tech

“Our biometric scanners have become the standard for governments around the globe and are now deployed in more than fifty nations on six continents.” – Stephen Thies, CEO, Integrated Biometrics Seeking to enhance its biometric border control capabilities, the US Customs and Border Protection agency has opted to deploy fingerprint scanner devices from Integrated Biometrics.…

IDEMIA’s Biometric Facial Recognition Tech Sails to Miami, New Jersey Ports

IDEMIA’s Biometric Facial Recognition Tech Sails to Miami, New Jersey Ports

“The solution we deployed in collaboration with CBP and Royal Caribbean demonstrates how facial recognition can simultaneously improve the customer experience and strengthen the U.S. Entry/Exit processes.” – Donnie Scott, Senior Vice President, Public Security for North America at IDEMIA IDEMIA‘s biometric facial recognition technology is taking to the seas. The company has announced that…

Facial Recognition Tech Spots Imposter Traveling Through JFK

Facial Recognition Tech Spots Imposter Traveling Through JFK

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has used facial recognition technology to capture an imposter trying to enter the country through John F. Kennedy airport in New York. According to CBP, the imposter was a 26-year-old woman travelling from Mexico City who presented a US passport when she arrived at JFK. The woman was taken…

MIA Introduces Facial Recognition Boarding on Lufthansa Flights

MIA Introduces Facial Recognition Boarding on Lufthansa Flights

A year after unveiling a biometric arrivals concourse, the Miami International Airport (MIA) is still working to improve the passenger experience. The airport has announced the launch of a biometric departure platform that will use facial recognition to eliminate the need for a passport and a boarding pass. The new system will confirm passenger identity…

Year in Review: Are We Comfortable with How the Government is Using Biometrics?

Year in Review: Are We Comfortable with How the Government is Using Biometrics?

Respondents to FindBiometrics’ latest Year in Review survey tend to have shown a high level of comfort with – and enthusiasm for – biometric technologies, though that attitude took a notable dip when it came to the topic of how the government uses biometric technologies. Question 12 of the survey asked respondents to indicate how…

Year in Review: Airport Biometrics Take Off

Year in Review: Airport Biometrics Take Off

Looking back on the year in biometrics, it’s impossible to ignore a trend that was already well underway at the end of 2017 – the ascent of airport biometrics. It’s an ascent that has been propelled by a number of actors and forces, with a key one being the US Customs and Border Protection agency.…

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