Biometrics

GAO Reports on Federal Use of Facial Recognition Tech Systems

Facial Recognition

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) surveyed 24 Chief Financial Officers Act agencies on their use of facial recognition technology in fiscal year 2020 and found that 18 of those agencies reported using FRT for one or several purposes. GAO reported that 16 agencies said they are using the technology for cybersecurity or digital access.

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Anthony Iasso Named Xator CTO; CEO David Scott Quoted

Anthony Iasso

The Xator Corporation announced on Friday that Anthony Iasso has been appointed the company’s new chief technology officer. Xator CEO David Scott elaborated that Iasso would take advantage of Xator’s key investments in the company’s acquisitions and tech capabilities to further propel its solution offerings for its customers. 

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GAO: Policymakers Should Support Increased Training on Use of Forensic Algorithms

Facial Recognition

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has presented three possible actions policymakers can take to address challenges related to the use of forensic algorithms by law enforcement agencies and one is supporting increased training for criminal investigators and analysts. GAO noted that training on human factors could help reduce risks related to analyst error and enable users to understand and interpret the results.

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GAO’s Gretta Goodwin: Agencies Should Monitor Employees’ Use of Facial Recognition Systems

Gretta Goodwin

Gretta Goodwin, director of Homeland Security and Justice at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), said GAO assessed the use of facial recognition systems by federal law enforcement agencies and recommended that agencies should take measures to track their employees’ use of non-federal systems for criminal investigations.

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