Biometrics

NIST Report Highlights Tech Advancements in Facial Recognition Market

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published a report that points to rapid advancements in the U.S. marketplace for facial recognition software platforms. NIST said Friday it evaluated 127 software algorithms from 39 different developers and found that face-based biometric matching algorithms showed 20 times better searching performance over the past …

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DHS S&T Invites Parties to Apply for Second Biometric Technology Rally

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate is seeking participants for an upcoming technology rally focusing on biometric systems. Entrants to the 2019 Biometric Technology Rally will work to develop systems sufficient to support identity verification operations, DHS said Wednesday. The department will conduct scenario-based tests of proposed …

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Ideal Innovations to Continue IT Support for Army Biometrics Division

Ideal Innovations Inc. has secured a potential five-year, $54M contract to continue to support information technology operations at the U.S. Army’s biometrics operations division. The contract includes four option years and covers network and database administration, cybersecurity, configuration and program management, help desk and system engineering services to DFBA’s biometrics …

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Radiant Solutions-Led Team Launches Facial, Fingerprint ID System; Tony Frazier Comments

Maxar Technologies’ Radiant Solutions business has teamed up with Secure Planet and Rank One Computing to launch a multimodal platform designed to provide facial recognition, fingerprint and palm print identification capabilities. The AFIX Tracker FR system uses ROC-developed algorithms for facial recognition and features software, hardware, onsite training and related support …

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Unisys to Design Biometric ID System for Australia’s Border Clearance Process

Unisys has secured a potential $35 million contract to develop a new biometric matching technology for the Australian Department of Home Affairs to screen travelers throughout its border clearance process. The company said Monday its Australian arm will help the department implement the Enterprise Biometric Identification Services system to replace the legacy platform that …

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IndraSoft to Support Census Bureau Fingerprinting Operations Under $64M Task Order

IndraSoft has received a multiyear $64 million task order to help the U.S. Census Bureau manage its fingerprinting and identity proofing operations to prepare for the next decennial count. The company said Friday it will support the bureau’s 2018 End-to-End Census Test and 2020 Decennial Census activities across the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and …

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Transparency Market Research: Immigration-Related Threats to Drive Military Biometrics Sector

A Transparency Market Research report projects the global market for military biometric systems to experience a 7.4 percent compound annual growth rate over the next eight years due to growing national security challenges worldwide. The research firm said Tuesday it estimates that the military biometrics sector to grow from $5.6 billion in 2016 to …

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IARPA Awards Biometric Presentation Attack Detection Contracts

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has awarded four contracts under a multiyear project that aims to develop and evaluate biometric presentation attack detection technologies. Teams led by Cross Match Technologies, SRI International, Michigan State University and University of Southern California will explore new algorithms, tools and sensors to detect presentation attacks …

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IARPA Selects Crossmatch-FlexEnable-ISORG Team as Fingerprint Capture Tech Challenge Finalist

A multinational industry team composed of Crossmatch, FlexEnable and ISORG has been chosen as a finalist of an Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity prize challenge that seeks biometric technology for fingerprint capture. Crossmatch said Tuesday the team has developed a proof-of-concept automated capture system under IARPA’s Nail-to-Nail Fingerprint Challenge to help the agency eliminate the …

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