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  • Accenture-Microsoft-Avanade Team Develops Blockhain-Based Digital Identity Prototype - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Accenture-Microsoft-Avanade Team Develops Blockhain-Based Digital Identity Prototype

    Accenture,¬†Microsoft and Avanade¬†have teamed up to build a blockchain-based digital identity prototype in support of a¬†global public-private initiative that aims to address challenges faced by people who do not have documented identity. The prototype runs on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform and builds on Accenture’s previous experience in the development of blockchain and biometric systems, Accenture […] More

  • USSOCOM Seeks Info on Biometric Data Collection, Storage Capabilities - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    USSOCOM Seeks Info on Biometric Data Collection, Storage Capabilities

    The U.S. Special Operations Command has issued a request for information on potential sources of biometrics devices and related capabilities that work to collect and store fingerprints, irises, voice and facial photographs. USSOCOM¬†said in a FedBizOpps notice published May 26 it is interested in capabilities that have the potential to transmit information to a national […] More

  • Northrop Picks CrossMatch Palm Scanners for UK Criminal Booking System Modernization - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Picks CrossMatch Palm Scanners for UK Criminal Booking System Modernization

    Northrop Grumman has selected palm scanners and related fingerprint capture platforms from CrossMatch to update criminal booking systems in the U.K. Northrop will install Crossmatch's Livescan devices and L Scan 1000 palm scanners to upgrade at least 375 enrollment and capture facilities by December as part of the U.K. Home Office’s Forensic and Biometric Interim […] More

  • Qafis, Assured Enterprises Forge Digital Security Partnership - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Qafis, Assured Enterprises Forge Digital Security Partnership

    Qafis Biometric Technology and Assured Enterprises have teamed up to provide digital security platforms and services to organizations in both public and private sectors. Qafis CEO Edwin Nicolaas¬†said in a statement released Thursday the company will integrate its Biometric Security Socket Layer and identity authentication platforms with Assured Enterprises‚Äú™ code scanning and cybersecurity assessment tools. […] More

  • Crossmatch to Help IARPA Develop Presentation Attack Detection Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Crossmatch to Help IARPA Develop Presentation Attack Detection Tech

    Crossmatch has landed a $5.8 million contract from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop technologies that will work to detect¬†spoofing attempts in biometric identification systems. The company said Wednesday¬†IARPA’s Thor program will focus on the development of¬†presentation attack detection platforms that can identify¬†true biometric identities and mitigate potential deception. Bill McClurg, senior vice […] More

  • State Dept Issues RFI on Mobile Biometric & Biographic Data Collection Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    State Dept Issues RFI on Mobile Biometric & Biographic Data Collection Tech

    The State Department has posted a request for information on mobile¬†data collection devices that work to¬†obtain¬†biometric and biographic information. The office of the chief technology officer within the State Department’s¬†Bureau of Diplomatic Security seeks devices that weigh¬†three¬†pounds or less; can communicate wirelessly through a virtual private network; and can¬†function in outdoor environments, according to a […] More

  • SOCOM Lists Technology Areas of Interest in Updated BAA - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SOCOM Lists Technology Areas of Interest in Updated BAA

    The U.S. Special Operations Command has updated¬†a broad agency announcement seeking to add new capacities to the¬†Special Operations Forces’ warfighters in eight specific technology areas, Shephard Media reported Friday. Scott Gourley writes the G-2 appendix added to the “Advancement of Technologies for Use by Special Operations Forces” BAA¬†identifies specific areas of interest that will support […] More

  • DHS Taps NTT DATA for Biometric System Testing, Quality Assurance Services; Tim Conway Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DHS Taps NTT DATA for Biometric System Testing, Quality Assurance Services; Tim Conway Comments

    NTT DATA has received¬†an $8 million contract to provide independent system-level test support and quality assurance services to¬†the¬†Department of Homeland Security‘s Office of Biometric Identity Management. The company said Wednesday it will¬†help sustain OBIM’s legacy Automated Biometric Identification System¬†and support the implementation of¬†DHS’ new Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology¬†under the contract. “Modernizing legacy infrastructure and applications […] More

  • Gemalto to Provide Uganda Visa Mgmt Platform - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Gemalto to Provide Uganda Visa Mgmt Platform

    Gemalto¬†has been selected¬†to help Uganda’s directorate of citizenship and immigration control deploy, integrate, maintain and train¬†the country’s immigration officers to operate¬† a new visa management system. The company said Thursday¬†its Coesys Visa Management platform is designed to integrate¬†the visa and permit issuance process with biometric enrollment and works to help authorities¬†manage the visa life cycle. […] More

  • DHS Seeks Airport Facial Recognition Camera Sources - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DHS Seeks Airport Facial Recognition Camera Sources

    The Department of Homeland Security seeks to install facial recognition cameras in airports in a move to assess the information system that supports the Customs and Border Protection's traveler exit protocol, Nextgov reported Monday. Mohana Ravindranath writes a solicitation released in early November seeks mounted facial recognition cameras from industry sources through DHS’¬†FirstSource¬†II¬†indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract vehicle. […] More

  • Accenture Report: 70% of Govt Agencies Eye Emerging Technologies - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Accenture Report: 70% of Govt Agencies Eye Emerging Technologies

    An Accenture¬†survey says¬†70 percent of¬†government¬†agencies evaluate the potential of “emerging” technologies such as¬†advanced analytics, Internet of Things, intelligent process automation, video analytics, biometrics, machine learning and natural language processing. Accenture¬†said Tuesday the “Emerging Technologies in Public Service” report explores the adoption of¬†emerging technologies in health, social services, justice, revenue, border services, social security and administrative […] More

  • Safran to Open Identity & Security Tech Hub in Silicon Valley; Anne Bouverot Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Safran to Open Identity & Security Tech Hub in Silicon Valley; Anne Bouverot Comments

    Safran‘s identity and security business will¬†open a new facility in Silicon Valley at the end of 2016 in a move to familiarize¬†the development community interact with the company’s products. The facility is located in Redwood City, California, and will feature an innovation center focused on digital payment, digital identity and internet of things, Safran said […] More

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