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    NIST Looking for Biometric Fingerprint Scanner

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology announced it is accepting proposals for a handheld fingerprint sensor. The anti-resistant handheld device would be capable of biometric acquisition. It would be controlled through a wireless service, including a self-contained battery and power source, according to NIST's Special Publication 500-288: Specification for WS-Biometric Devices. NIST outlined a […] More

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    Accenture to Add New Biometrics to DHS Program on $71M Contract

    Accenture‘s federal services subsidiary has been selected to enhance a U.S. Department of Homeland Security biometric and biographic identity management system. The U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology program helps federal, state and local officials determine whether travelers can legally enter or remain in the U.S., the company said.  The company will work to increase the number […] More

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    NIST Rolls Out New Authentification Guidelines

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology has put out a revised guideline for electronic authentication for verification of users of their Web-based services.   The original Electronic Authentication Guideline was published in 2006, addressing agencies who handled user identification. However, NIST issued revisions as it indicated that there was an assumption that most agencies would handle issuing […] More

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    NIST Adds DNA, Footprints to Biometric Standard

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology has added DNA and footprint information to its biometric standard, which details the type and amount of information that forensic scientists can share across their networks. NIST said in its announcement that this is the first international standard to address sharing of DNA data. NIST also added an […] More

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    Unisys Finds Americans React More Positively to Biometrics Than Expected

    Unisys research has disproved an easy to make assumption that U.S. citizens would not react well to providing biometric information to either government or private organizations for identification. In fact, Unisys found nearly 60 percent of U.S. respondents in a security index survey to be willing to provide biometric data for airport or banking security, […] More

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    Contractors Look to Improve DNA Testing, Increase Sales to Security Agencies

    Contractors are looking to speed up biometric testing processes and make more sales to government agencies, according to a Washington Post Capital Business report. Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin are both taking steps toward these measures. A recent contract win for Northrop Grumman furthers the idea that contractors are looking to progress in biometrics offerings […] More

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    Accenture to Create Interactive Portal for India’s Workforce

    In an effort to better manage and track services and payments for the workforce in India, the Government of Maharashtra has recruited and awarded Accenture a three-year contract to provide management and consulting technology. Accenture will take part in managing labor law administration as well as creating a system in which the government will more easily be able […] More

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    Report: Intel Close to Buying Israeli Biometrics Gaming Firm for $50M

    Intel is close to acquiring Israeli printed circuit board manufacturer, Invision Biometrics for $50 million and is in the “advanced stages” of negotiations, according to a report on ynetnews.com. Assaf Gilad writes that Invision develops 3D sensor PCBs “which detect face and body movement and translate them into on-screen game moves, similarly to Microsoft’s popular Kinect technology.” […] More

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    Ideal Innovations CEO Bob Kocher Named Finalist for GovStar Awards

      Ideal Innovations CEO Bob Kocher has been named a finalist for the second annual GovStar awards program. The awards are hosted by SmartCEO magazine and Sheppard Mullin. Kocher has been commended by many in the industry for talents in confronting emerging threats and integrating new technologies in law enforcement, biometrics, identity management, information systems, force […] More

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    Northrop Wins Award to Further Develop DNA Biometrics Capabillity

    The U.S. Army BOSS-U program has awarded Northrop Grumman a contract to further develop and supply the IntegenX RapidHIT 200 human DNA identification system. The system automates and accelerates the process of producing standardized DNA profiles from cheek swabs, human tissue samples, and other objects with low copy numbers of DNA. IntegenX was recently tested at […] More

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    CGI Launching Defense, Intelligence Unit in Canada

    CGI is launching a Canadian defense, public safety and intelligence unit based on similar efforts in the U.S. With more than 7,500 specialists around the world, CGI will offer services such as advanced analytics, biometrics and cybersecurity, operational logistics, systems engineering and training. The new business unit will be based in Ottawa and will serve […] More

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    Goode Intelligence Report Says Biometric Mobile Market to Grow

    A report by Goode Intelligence investigates the market for incorporating biometrics into mobile phones and projects that the current global user base of four million mobile biometrics users will grow to 39 million by 2015. Although biometric technology in mobile phones has existed for over ten years, the market has struggled to establish itself. However, […] More

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