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.

Cybersecurity

DHS explores the details of 'extreme vetting'

Social media could play a large role in the Department of Homeland Security's development of new, stricter methods of vetting immigrants from terror trouble spots, according to the new DHS chief.

Cybersecurity

Can DHS push harder on biometrics?

President Trump's controversial immigration order calls for an expedited approach to biometric entry/exit system, but significant issues still dog its implementation.

Cybersecurity

Border wall not a high-rise, warns former CBP head

The president's proposed wall on the Mexican border will require close consultation with on-the-ground border agents to make sure what is put up doesn't go down like a previous effort did, former Customs and Border Protection Commissioner says.

Cybersecurity

Fingerprint tech steps up

IARPA looks to spur the development of new fingerprint-reading technologies.

Cybersecurity

EU needs more nudging on travel data, says DHS chief

The incoming administration will have to continue prodding the EU to share more traveler passenger information with DHS, according to the agency's outgoing secretary.

Cybersecurity

Gen. John Kelly picked to head DHS under Trump

The president-elect has selected another retired Marine general for his cabinet -- John F. Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security.

Cybersecurity

Halvorsen: Push to ditch CAC cards is moving apace

DOD CIO says a range of U.S. allies have agreed to pursue a "single identity standard," and that Common Access Cards will not be that solution.

Cybersecurity

DHS warns holdout states on REAL ID deadlines

States are closer to complying with REAL ID, but deadlines are firm, the Department of Homeland Security warned.

Cybersecurity

Missed deportee fingerprints spark legislation

A new bill would force DHS to digitize all fingerprint records in the wake of an embarrassing oversight report.

Cybersecurity

IG tells TSA to tighten up transportation ID security

Dockworkers, truckers and others must have government-issued credentials to access secure facilities, but a watchdog says the program for granting those credentials needs to be improved.

Cybersecurity

GAO wants more privacy protections for facial recognition data

GAO said the FBI should take a careful look at the privacy issues involved with facial recognition technology and the hundreds of millions of images the bureau can access.

Cybersecurity

Sen. Sessions wants fingerprints for visitors entering and exiting the U.S.

Biometric identity data for a visa entry and exit system should boil down to fingerprints, says the chairman of a Senate immigration subcommittee.

Cybersecurity

DOD IT is killing CACs

Pentagon CIO Terry Halvorsen plans to eliminate Common Access Cards from IT systems within two years, while moving to a mix of better authentication methods.

Cybersecurity

CBP tests facial recognition tech at major U.S. airport

Customs and Border Protection takes another step towards a biometric exit system for air travelers.

Cybersecurity

Embracing agile at the border

DHS components are discovering that transformation is best tackled one step at a time.

Cybersecurity

NIST looks to transform federal authentication

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is planning "transformational" changes to its technical guidelines for digital authentication.

Cybersecurity

GSA seeks smart card-as-a-service

The General Services Administration is looking for a solution that provides HSPD-12-compliant, governmentwide, contractor-managed services for the USAccess Program.

Cybersecurity

DHS information network gets new authentication tech

DHS has implemented backend authentication for users of the Homeland Security Information Network.

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