• Briefly noted

    As ports RFID deadline approaches, applications flood in… eMentum wins $23 million Contract to provide identity management services to DOJ… Early spotting of a potential IT train wreck… Getting the facts straight on cybersecurity

  • Identifying emergency personnel

    Emergency response teams work in confusing conditions; in large disasters, emergency units from several jurisdictions may be involved; the rescuers need to able to identify each other

  • Private-public partnership to promote cyber safety

    New consortium to study ways to improve personal identification management on the Internet to combat crimes such as identity theft and fraud, narcotics and human trafficking, and terrorism

  • Hacker reveals how to compromise e-passport systems

    An anonymous technology researcher discusses the ease with which e-passports may be compromised by hackers

  • Coast Guard to expand biometric project

    There has been a 75 percent in the number of illegal immigrants attempting to cross the Mona Passage from the Dominican Republic into Puerto Rico in the past two years; the Coast Guard is not sure the drop is all due to the service’s biometric measures, but it thinks the technology has something to do with it

  • The new face (well, not only face) of biometrics, II

    Next-generation enterprise biometric solutions will evolve toward being able to work both with centralized, distributed as well as mobile devices, such as smartcards or contractless smartcards

  • The new face (well, not only face) of biometrics, I

    New biometric technologies must make a compelling business case why business should adopt them over much-improved existing technologies

  • Age-guessing software has security, commercial applications

    Fighting Illini researchers develop an age-guessing software which can perform tasks such as security control and surveillance monitoring, and may also be used for electronic customer relationship management

  • Concerns over TWIC roll-out delays

    TWIC aims to provide 1.2 million U.S. port workers with forgery-proof biometric IDs; so far only 500,000 workers have been enrolled, and DHS pushed completion of enrollment from 25 September to 15 April; lawmakers are not happy

  • Lumidigm develops whole-hand sensor

    Developer of finger-print biometrics will offer a whole-hand sensor; new system designed to read multiple characteristics of the hand through the use of multispectral technology

  • New York State offers an enhanced driver's license

    New York State leads the nation in the adoption of enhanced license technology, and state residents may now apply for an enhanced driver’s license; they have an incentive to do so, because beginning 1 June 2009 U.S. citizens will have to present either a passport or an enhanced driver’s license when re-entering the U.S. from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean

  • U.S. funds advanced cryptography effort by European biometric comapnies

    EU gives European companies $9 million in U.S. money to develop advanced cryptography for interoperable fingerprint biometric solutions

  • Biometrics edging toward the mainstream

    Over the past few years biometric technology has developed from a new technology used in a narrow band of closed environment applications to a useful, practical, fit-for-purpose tool used across a range of industries and in a wide variety of applications

  • Profit surge boosts RCG

    Biometrics and security solutions provider sees a 73 percent hike in profits during the first six months of 2008

  • Snafu at biometric show

    A London biometric show offered visitors the chance to view their biometrics data, and see it expressed as as a unique pretty flower diagram; trouble is, a glitch caused the biometric data of dozens of individuals to be e-mailed in a Thank You note to visitors to the show