FBI plans iris scan database

The FBI is building a database of iris scans and plans to be ready to test it by 2014, according to a report in NextGov. The database is intended to make it possible to track criminals more quickly.

The project, called the Next-Generation Identification system, will build on the existing fingerprint database, expanding its server capacity and adding additional physical identifiers, reports Aliya Sternstein. Iris scans are among those additional identifiers, and so are facial features and palm prints.

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.

Featured

  • Cybersecurity

    DHS floats 'collective defense' model for cybersecurity

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen wants her department to have a more direct role in defending the private sector and critical infrastructure entities from cyberthreats.

  • Defense
    Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies at an April 12 hearing of the House Armed Services Committee.

    Mattis: Cloud deal not tailored for Amazon

    On Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to quell "rumors" that the Pentagon's planned single-award cloud acquisition was designed with Amazon Web Services in mind.

  • Census
    shutterstock image

    2020 Census to include citizenship question

    The Department of Commerce is breaking with recent practice and restoring a question about respondent citizenship last used in 1950, despite being urged not to by former Census directors and outside experts.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.