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    SAIC to Provide Army Biometrics Software Engineering; John Thomas Comments

    . (NYSE: SAI) has won a $73 million task order to provide the U.S. Army software engineering maintenance and management services for a biometrics collection system. The company said it will work with the Army’s product manager for joint personnel identification to help build up the system, which aims to identify current and potential adversaries […] More

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    Northrop Develops Biometrics Info System Proof of Concept; Samuel Abbate Comments

    Northrop Grumman is developing a system for storing biometrics data and intelligence and will evaluate requirements for a future information management system. The company said it holds a one-year contract to develop an automated biometric information system for the Australian military and recently delivered a proof of concept for testing and refining of analytics techniques. […] More

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    CGI to Provide Navy Biometrics System for Recruiting; Amy Bleken Comments

    CGI Federal has won a potential five-year, $65 million contract to help the U.S. Navy Recruiting Command update the branch’s recruiting and accessions system. The company will provide the command witgh a biometrics system to process security credentials and manage identities and access, the company announced Tuesday. Recruiters will have controlled access to that system, said Amy […] More

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    Notre Dame Study: Iris Scan Quality Can Degrade

    Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are claiming the quality of iris scans can degrade slowly over time, R&D Magazine reports. These new findings would bring into question the single enrollment for life concept, where the biometric marker remains stable throughout a person’s life. Kevin Bowyer, Notre Dame’s Schubmel-Prein Family Chair in computer science […] More

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    BAE to Provide Additional Army Battlefield HEADS Sensors; Don Dutton Comments

    BAE Systems announced Monday was awarded a $16.9 million contract modification to supply the Army with additional helmet sensors for identifying combat-related head injuries. Don Dutton, BAE Systems protection vice president and general manager, said the data collected by Headborne Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Systems Generation II helmet sensors during traumatic events will be used […] More

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    FDA Proposes New Medical Device ID System

    The Federal Drug Administration is proposing a new identification process for most medical devices distributed in the U.S., the agency announced Tuesday. In 2007, Congress passed legislation directing the FDA to develop regulations for a unique device identifier. The UDI would be a numeric or alphanumeric code and include a serial number, expiration date or […] More

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    Report: FBI Seeking Iris Scan Database

    The FBI wants to add iris scan information to its database for tracking and identifying criminals, Nextgov reports. Aliya Sternstein reports the FBI is allocating $1 billion for the Next-Generation Identification System, a program to expand the server capacity of the bureau’s fingerprint database. Such a database would include iris scans, fingerprints, facial images and […] More

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    Executive Spotlight: Ted Davies, Unisys Federal Systems President

    Ted Davies serves as corporate senior vice president and president of Unisys‘ federal systems unit, which delivers security, data center, end user and application support services to the federal government. Davies recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz about how Unisys narrowed its focus to pursue areas of growth in its core competency areas, his involvement with American […] More

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    NIST, Partners Aim For Interoperable Biometric Devices; Kevin Mangold Comments

    Specifications under development by the National Institute of Standards and Technology could foster the exchange of biometric information with any Internet-connected mobile device, GCN reports.  NIST’s Special Publication 500-288 guidelines — developed under a joint NIST, FBI and Department of Homeland Security program — aims to create biometric technologies that are more interoperable and intuitive, the […] More

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    Janet Napolitano: DHS Close to New Biometric Exit System

    The Department of Homeland Security expects to have a new biographic system that provides more functionality between data repositories in place by June, Fierce Homeland Security reports.  Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday that the final plan for the biographic exit program is in the process of being cleared by the Office […] More

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