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  • FBI, DHS Form Iris Scanning Tech Partnership - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    FBI, DHS Form Iris Scanning Tech Partnership

    The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are partnering to use iris scanning technology at border stations in identifying potential trespassers, Nextgov reports. Aliya Sternstein writes biometric databases at both DHS and the FBI must be compatible under law. DHS’ Secure Communities program has border agents cross-check foreigners“™ prints against prints in the FBI’s […] More

  • Notre Dame Study: Iris Scan Quality Can Degrade - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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

  • Report: FBI Seeking Iris Scan Database - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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

  • NIST Evaluates Iris Algorithm ID Accuracy; Patrick Grother Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NIST Evaluates Iris Algorithm ID Accuracy; Patrick Grother Comments

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology is finding it increasingly easy to complete accurate identity checks via iris scans, the Commerce Department reports.  NIST examined 11 organizations and their techniques for acquiring and matching eye imagery.  The agency said the resulting Iris Exchange III report validates the speed and accuracy claims of iris biometrics […] More

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