Cybersecurity

DHS information network gets new authentication tech

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

Cybersecurity

Electronic passport required for visa program

DHS has added biometric identification requirements to Visa Waiver Program restrictions.

Cybersecurity

How USCIS consolidates immigration data

The agency in charge of processing immigrant visa and naturalization petitions, asylum and refugee applications has a data query service that rounds up data from across DHS.

Cybersecurity

Army looks to bridge biometrics contract

Northrop Grumman is getting an extension on a contract for a military biometrics capability.

Cybersecurity

CBP encouraged by facial comparison pilots

Customs and Border Protection officials are seeing success in facial comparison pilot projects and are mulling a long-term investment strategy for the program, according to CBP's Michael Hardin.

Cybersecurity

New FBI biometric tech facility speeds analysis

The FBI's recently-opened center for biometrics technology in West Virginia giving the Bureau and the Department of Defense sharper capabilities, said a top FBI executive.

Cybersecurity

Senate panel complains of slow progress at DHS on biometric exit tracking

Lawmakers grilled officials on the slow pace of progress in setting up a system to gather details on foreign visitors when they leave the U.S.

Cybersecurity

CBP expands facial recognition program to visa-free travelers

Customs and Border Protection will add first-time Visa Waiver Program travelers and ePassport users to the agency's facial recognition tech deployment.

Cybersecurity

Hurd urges changes to Visa Waiver Program

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas), one of leading tech experts on Capitol Hill, is looking to pressure European allies to disclose more data to the Visa Waiver Program.

Cybersecurity

Can U.S. border tech detect fake passports?

The Paris terror attacks prompted debate in the United States on a number of policy issues, including passport security.

Cybersecurity

DHS looking to biometrics, more shared info on VWP

DHS is proposing changes to the Visa Waiver Program that would expand the use of biometrics, the sharing of information with Interpol and modifications to existing background check databases.

Cybersecurity

DHS chief looks to Congress on visa waiver gaps

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson wants Congress to help close data gaps that some say could provide a backdoor entrance for terrorists.

Cybersecurity

Christina Prat

Christina Prat's management helps Border Patrol agents get the data they need quickly and accurately to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

Cybersecurity

State Department seeks more advanced biometrics

The State Department, like the Pentagon, is interested in more sophisticated biometric technologies to help with security overseas.

Cybersecurity

Where's the new cyber strategy?

A week after the end of the federal "sprint," OMB is working past its own deadline on the Federal Civilian Cybersecurity Strategy.

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