The DHS inspector general's audit found that the Coast Guard does not consistently reconcile the data it collects through its Biometrics At Sea System with what it provides to DHS's Automated Biometric Identification System.
The Homeland Security Department is turning to industry to get information about advanced technologies and systems that can help improve the storage, matching capabilities and analysis of biometric data.
In a preliminary assessment (.pdf) submitted as prepared testimony to a May 21 House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing, the GAO says DHS has taken steps to improve data sharing among various systems. But because the changes are so recent, GAO says it can't yet assess their effectiveness, and auditors note that DHS has about 1 million arrival records in ADIS without a corresponding departure records.
Broad-based use of biometric screening standards worldwide and interoperability between the Homeland Security Department and other agency systems are among the most significant technology improvements since Sept. 11, 2001, says Robert Mocny, DHS director of US-VISIT.
Homeland Security Department officials stoked confusion among state and local jurisdictions over whether participation in a program to match arrestee fingerprint data against a federal immigration...
Two more Homeland Security Department components will receive direct updates from the FBI on individuals suspected of terrorist activity, according to a new DHS privacy impact assessment. The
Two Homeland Security Department pilots meant to test the viability of electronically collecting fingerprints from departing foreigners in airports weren't exactly a cornucopia of useful data,...