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CBP rolls out facial recognition technology at JFK

U.S. Customs and Border Protection this week began using facial recognition technology at John F. Kennedy International Airport to verify that travelers match their passport photos. The move follows a successful pilot of the technology at Washington Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia.

State Department looks to enhance biometric identity assurance technology

The State Department is considering updates to an identity assurance system that collects and matches fingerprint, iris and face data. The system, called Tactical High-Threat Operational Response, or THOR, needs additional work because the Defense Department halted in December 2014 a program with similar capabilities that was used by the State Department.

NIST, FBI collaborate on biometric technology certification program

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is researching the potential of contactless fingerprinting devices that would allow biometric reading simply by showing one's hand rather than placing it directly on a scanner

GAO report: Federal law should adapt to growing privacy concerns of facial recognition technology

Congressional investigators from the Government Accountability Office reviewed privacy issues around the technology as the National Telecommunications and Information Administration also has an effort underway to examine related privacy ramifications and develop a voluntary code of conduct.

ATF using biometrics for mobile device sign-on

Employees at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives can now use a biometric tool in lieu of a password to sign on to their mobile devices.   

NSTIC pilot uses biometrics to bring identity management to seniors

Members of AARP, a nonprofit group that serves adults 50 years or older, are testing technology to help them better manage their digital identities in a simple, but more secure way using biometrics. It's just one of 15 federally funded pilots that was recently highlighted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Top RAND researcher: Open up border security data

Analysis of data related to border issues could illuminate the threats and challenges at the border and also help understand the effects of border security measures on trade, said Jack Riley, the vice president of RAND's national security research division.

Top RAND researcher: Open up border security data

Analysis of data related to border issues could illuminate the threats and challenges at the border and also help understand the effects of border security measures on trade, said Jack Riley, the vice president of RAND's national security research division.

TSA changes credentialing policy on TWIC, senators question effectiveness

The Transportation Security Administration changed its credentialing policy after a convicted felon used a valid federal transportation ID card to gain access to a Virginia Navy base and killed a sailor in March, an official told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee June 4.

TSA changes credentialing policy on TWIC, senators question effectiveness

The Transportation Security Administration changed its credentialing policy after a convicted felon used a valid federal transportation ID card to gain access to a Virginia Navy base and killed a sailor in March, an official told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee June 4.