Biometrics

Mississippi launches digital driver’s license

State residents can now store a digitized version of their driver’s license on their smartphone.

What cities must do to responsibly deploy facial recognition solutions

The National League of Cities has published recommendations for guiding conversations around how facial recognition technology is being implemented.

Army wants to clean up biometric ID data

Cleaner data and biometric-matching algorithms will deliver improved matching results and limit the number of manual comparisons required.

AI facial analysis is scientifically questionable. Should we be using it for border control?

While governments and national security can benefit from border control technologies, advanced surveillance creates risks for the misuse of personal data and the violation of human rights.

TSA, Delta test biometric check-in for domestic flights

The Transportation Security Administration is working with Delta Airlines and the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to test a touchless system that verifies a domestic passenger’s digital identity with customer’s passport number, TSA PreCheck membership and a live photo.

Breaking out biometrics funding

How agencies are investing in biometrics and identity management to improve national security.

In search of better biometrics

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released new biometric samples researchers can use to test their authentication technology.

Safety in biometric identification: Liveness detection technology

Liveness detection reduces the risk of spoofing by using advanced technologies ensure that biological identifiers are from the proper user and not from someone else.

DOD builds laser that IDs remote subjects by their heartbeat

The Defense Department has developed a device that uses an infrared laser to detect unique cardiac signatures of people 200 meters away.

DHS building consolidated system for biometric data

The Department of Homeland Security wants to improve the data analysis capabilities of its forthcoming cloud-based biometric identification platform.

Images of travelers, license plates stolen from CBP subcontractor

Images of travelers and license plates crossing the border were stolen when hackers breached the network of a Customs and Border Protection subcontractor.

Fingerprint and face scanners aren't as secure as we think they are

Advances in artificial intelligence are rendering current methods of protecting biometric data obsolete.

DISA tests continuous multifactor biometric ID for mobile devices

The devices -- or more specifically, the chipsets embedded within them -- analyze a user's walking gait, location, facial structure and voice patterns to validate identity.

Facial recognition shows big improvements

Gains in the accuracy of facial recognition technology over the last four years have been "revolutionary and not evolutionary," according to an expert from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

How facial recognition technology aids police

Unlike in border control applications -- where the environment is controlled -- when supporting street policing, facial recognition algorithms make suggestions about possible similarities to police who must then confirm or refute them.