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  • MorphoTrust Identity Verification Systems Get DHS SAFETY Act Certification - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MorphoTrust Identity Verification Systems Get DHS SAFETY Act Certification

    MorphoTrust USA has achieved the Department of Homeland Security‘s SAFETY Act Certification on two of the company’s¬†identity verification platforms:¬†Universal Enrollment Services and Automated Biometric Identification System. The company said Tuesday the certification authorizes UES and ABIS¬†as anti-terrorism systems for use by DHS component agencies. UES¬†is deployed¬†across 360 MorphoTrust IdentoGO centers under the Transportation Security Administration‘s […] More

  • Precise Biometrics to Implement Tactivo Smart Card Reader for DLA - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Precise Biometrics to Implement Tactivo Smart Card Reader for DLA

    Precise Biometrics¬†has landed a potential $3.1 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency to implement the Tactivo smart card readers system for iPhone and iPad. The company said Monday has a¬†base period of one year with two option years and requires Tactivo implementation¬†support as¬†DLA plans to expand its user base to 13,000 users from 5,000 […] More

  • NEC, GAI Deliver Mobile ID System to Support ICE Field Biometrics Collection - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NEC, GAI Deliver Mobile ID System to Support ICE Field Biometrics Collection

    NEC Corporation of America and Government Acquisitions Inc. have delivered the NeoScan45 mobile identification device to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement¬†agency. ICE plans to integrate two-¬†and 10-print mobile biometric collection into its existing systems in efforts to enable biometrics data collection in the field, NEC said Mar. 28. Field support works to facilitate officer […] More

  • CBP Starts Tests of Unisys Facial and Iris Biometric ID Systems at San Diego Border Crossing - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CBP Starts Tests of Unisys Facial and Iris Biometric ID Systems at San Diego Border Crossing

    The¬†U.S. Customs and Border Protection¬†agency¬†has started to test a¬†Unisys-made facial and iris biometrics system¬†at the¬†Otay Mesa border crossing in San Diego to study the accuracy and efficiency¬†of biometric technologies in an outdoor environment. Unisys¬†said Thursday CBP started conducting tests on selected non-citizens exiting the U.S¬†in February and will continue to do so until May 2016. […] More

  • Jordanian Agency Taps Gemalto to Produce Contactless Citizen ID Cards - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Jordanian Agency Taps Gemalto to Produce Contactless Citizen ID Cards

    Gemalto has been selected¬†by Jordan’s ministry of information, communication and technology to deliver¬†citizen identity cards and automatic fingerprint identification systems to the country’s interior ministry through Amman-based banking and technology company¬†OFFTEC. The digital security company said Tuesday its¬†Sealys polycarbonate contactless e-ID ‚Äú‚ÄĻcards and AFIS aim to support Jordan’s¬†national security, immigration control and anti-election fraud efforts. […] More

  • Precise Biometrics Receives New Smart Card Reader Order From DLA - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Precise Biometrics Receives New Smart Card Reader Order From DLA

    Precise Biometrics has received an estimated $114,000 follow-on order from the¬†Defense Logistics Agency to provide¬†Tactivo smart card readers through the company’s partner Carahsoft. The company said Friday the follow up order seeks to provide¬†smart card readers for units in the agency. The Tactivo smart card readers system¬†for smartphones and tablets is based on the¬†Common Access […] More

  • Deltek: Federal Big Data Investments to Reach $3B in Fiscal 2020 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Deltek: Federal Big Data Investments to Reach $3B in Fiscal 2020

    A Deltek report predicts that federal spending on big data management software, hardware and services will increase from $1.5 billion in fiscal 2015 at a 14 percent compound annual growth rate to hit $3.2 billion by fiscal 2020. Deltek said Friday it forecasts agencies to increasingly use big data platforms for healthcare, national security, and […] More

  • JFK Airport Launches Unisys-Built Face Recognition Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    JFK Airport Launches Unisys-Built Face Recognition Tech

    The Customs and Border Protection agency has collaborated with Unisys¬†to implement facial scanner technology at John F. Kennedy International Airport in an effort to prevent U.S. entry of travelers with¬†fake passports. Unisys said Monday the system is designed to¬†capture¬†photos of travelers’ faces and seeks to help CBP personnel compare those facial images with electronic passport […] More

  • Iris ID Provides Biometrics Tech for CBP Pilot; Charles Koo Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Iris ID Provides Biometrics Tech for CBP Pilot; Charles Koo Comments

    Iris ID has deployed the company‚Äú™s iris biometric technology for a Customs and Border Protection pilot intended to help identify non-U.S. citizens who¬†pass through the U.S.-Mexico border, Planet Biometrics reported Wednesday. Iris ID installed six kiosks equipped with iCAM D1000 iris-face capture systems at the Otay Mesa port of entry in Southern California in order […] More

  • SIBA Backs Proposed Security Changes to Visa Waiver Program; Michael Dougherty Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SIBA Backs Proposed Security Changes to Visa Waiver Program; Michael Dougherty Comments

    The Secure Identity & Biometrics Association has said it supports the Obama administration‚Äú™s proposed changes to the Visa Waiver Program in an effort to improve border security measures amid the rise of Islamic State fighters, Biometric Update reported Monday. “In order to preserve the benefits of visa-free travel, which is worth billions of dollars to […] More

  • SIBA: US Should Supply Biometrics Tools to Allies Through DoD FMS Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SIBA: US Should Supply Biometrics Tools to Allies Through DoD FMS Program

    The Secure Identity & Biometrics Association has called on the U.S. government to use the Defense Department‚Äú™s foreign military sales initiative as a channel to provide¬†allied countries facing an influx of refugees from Syria with biometrics tools. The recommendation is included in SIBA’s list of action plans the U.S. and international governments can implement in […] More

  • MorphoTrust's DoD ID Verification Contract Renewed; Bob Eckel Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MorphoTrust’s DoD ID Verification Contract Renewed; Bob Eckel Comments

    MorphoTrust¬†has received a $3.5 million contract renewal to extend its biometrics-based identity verification services for the Defense Department as part of a third-year¬†option. The company said Tuesday¬†it will continue to provide the¬†MorphoTrust ABIS¬†or automated¬†biometric identification system to DoD in support of the national security mission. “Federal agencies need to be able to reliably verify the […] More

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