Cybersecurity

Data gap in immigration systems could keep families separated

If the just-suspended border separation policy is ever resumed, officials may have to confront the fact that disparate immigration systems are not equipped to handle the reunification of separated families.

Cybersecurity

Lawmakers lose patience with NBIB over clearance backlog

Senators expressed deep frustration about the government's lack of progress reducing the backlog of 700,000 pending security clearance requests, with some threatening to overhaul the process completely.

Cybersecurity

TSA tests facial recognition at LAX

The travel security agency wants to see if a combined facial recognition and e-Passport screening system can speed up document inspection.

Cybersecurity

DHS pursues cases exploiting biometric data gaps

A federal judge's recent order denaturalizing a naturalizing U.S. citizen shows how efforts to remedy a digital fingerprint gap are working.

Cybersecurity

DISA looks to walk the walk on multi-factor authentication

An individual's walking gait will be the first biometric used to continuously authenticate mobile warfighters.

Cybersecurity

USCIS looks go big on biometrics

The immigration agency is developing rules to more aggressively use iris, voice and rapid DNA technologies.

Cybersecurity

U.S. biometric exit could be ready inside of four years

Full implementation of technology needed to track visa holders leaving the U.S. could be ready at airports across the U.S. in the next four years, but cooperation from airlines is key.

Cybersecurity

$10B House border bill pushes high-tech solutions

The House Homeland Security Committee approved a bill to build in tech and new acquisition rules to border security.

Cybersecurity

New travel order tasks countries with data sharing

As the president rolls out new restrictions for international travelers coming to the U.S., Customs and Border Protection is getting closer to biometric visa entry/exit solution.

Cybersecurity

CBP's border wall plans integrate tech

Despite funding uncertainty, Customs and Border Protection is moving ahead with designs for a technological and physical barrier along the southern border.

Cybersecurity

DOD pushes toward CAC replacement

Defense officials hope the Common Access Card's days are numbered as they continue to test new identity management solutions.

Cybersecurity

CBP sets biometric tech at more airports

Customs and Border Protection adds airports in Houston and Las Vegas to its growing list of facilities with biometic exit technology.

Cybersecurity

What can the U.S. learn from the world's largest biometric ID system?

India's biometric identification program needs to better document how it's being used by the public and governments, according to independent researchers.

Cybersecurity

IARPA seeks tech to ID bioengineered life forms

A new bio-detection tech development effort by the intelligence community takes a page from science fiction.

Cybersecurity

TSA nominee touts biometric exit pilots

A former commandant of the Coast Guard being considered to head the TSA said the security agency's recently unveiled trials of fingerprint/boarding pass tech could become big part of its future.

Cybersecurity

Can blockchain transform ID?

Accenture and Microsoft are teaming up on a plan to use biometric markers in a blockchain platform to verify identity for displaced persons who may lack official documentation.

Cybersecurity

New DHS data details scope of visa overstays

A detailed report on visa overstays from the Department of Homeland Security indicates that facial recognition technology supporting a biometric exit program is showing promise.

Cybersecurity

Border reps see promise in biometrics

Biometric identification technologies offer a path to compromise over the Trump administration's politically thorny border wall project, said one House Democrat.

Cybersecurity

New immigration order pushes biometrics but lacks deadline

President Trump's revised executive order on immigration calls for an expedited biometric entry/exit system, but it doesn't set a deadline for bringing the system online.

Cybersecurity

Too soon to tell if CBP biometric systems can scale

DHS efforts to develop entry/exit systems that capture travelers’ biometric data are making progress, a GAO report finds, but full implementation is far from simple.

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