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DHS S&T, Industry Collaborate to Improve Tech at Public Spaces

Jeff Brody

The Department of Homeland Security's science and technology directorate collaborates with technology vendors to increase the speed and scalability of security platforms used at government facilities, border checkpoints, airports and other public areas.

DHS S&T brought together subject matter experts, industry representatives and volunteers at the annual Biometric Technology Rally to showcase automated biometric platforms from 15 developers, the department said Wednesday.

The event aimed to help the private sector improve biometric scanning equipment through feedback from DHS components and other stakeholders.

“We are working with technology providers to clarify our expectations that the technology work more effectively for all users, reduce errors, make systems more cost-effective for governments, and offer a better user experience for the people undergoing the screening process," said Arun Vemury, director of BI-TC.

DHS posted the results of the rally on the Maryland Test Facility website.

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