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DHS Seeks Facial Tech System to Track Foreign Visitors

biometricsThe Department of Homeland Security wants to acquire technology for monitoring outgoing foreign visitors through facial and iris recognition, Nextgov reported Thursday.

Aliya Sternstein writes the surveillance system is intended to be deployed across pedestrian and driver crossings.

“To biometrically identify the broadest set of travelers as well as to discourage spoofing attempts, it is envisioned that the exit solution may utilize more than one biometrics modality,” stated a market research survey obtained by Nextgov.

DHS wants a system that can recognize more than 97 percent of pedestrians and to cover fingerprint, iris and facial matching features, according to the report.

The Senate passed immigration reforms in 2013 calling for computerized biometric exit systems to be installed at border crossings, Nextgov reports.

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