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GSA Considers Mobile Authentication Tech to Screen Employees by 2014

CloudITThe General Services Administration has conducted a survey about a digital database that would work to facilitate mobile screening procedures on government employees by next year, Nextgov reported Tuesday.

Aliya Sternstein reports the poll asked whether vendors consider mobile access to government computers as a cost-effective and convenient alternative to the current identification processes.

The article says the GSA looks at the possibility of hiring cloud providers as well as incorporating biometrics technology to collect the personal information of 850,000 workers from 95 federal agencies for ID enrollment and amendments.

Sternstein writes the Department of Homeland Security last month launched a $100 million program that aims to utilize badges that trigger digital recognition of iris and facial features of employees.

According to the report, a common goal of plans to upgrade ID systems for government purposes is to strengthen authentication measures as part of risk management strategies for infrastructure and computer networks.

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