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TSA to Test Automated Biometrics Tech at McCarran Airport

The Transportation Security Administration will test a new identity verification process based on automated biometrics technology at the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. According to a Department of Homeland Security publication released Friday, TSA will conduct a short-term proof of concept to evaluate the use of Credential Authentication Technology with Camera to verify passengers going through the Travel Document Checker process.

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Michael Hardin: CBP Ramps Up Facial Recognition Tech Adoption

Michael Hardin, director of policy at the Customs and Border Protection, touted the capability of facial recognition systems in identifying and verifying individuals during an event in Washington, Nextgov reported Thursday. “But the reality of that is there are some things that machines are better at and there are some things people are better at."

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DoD’s Laser Device Could Help ID People Through Cardiac Signature

An infrared laser device developed for the Department of Defense could help authorities identify individuals from a distance through their unique cardiac signatures, the MIT Technology Review reported Thursday. The Jetson device uses the laser vibrometry technique to detect the heartbeat-linked surface movement from a distance of up to 219 yards or approximately 200 meters.

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Rep. Emanuel Cleaver Urges NIST to Endorse Facial Detection Tech Testing Standards

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) has called on the National Institute of Standards and Technology to recommend best practices and industry standards to facilitate tests of demographic biases related to facial recognition systems. Cleaver made his request through a letter addressed to NIST Director Walter Copan, the congressman’s office said in a news release Tuesday.

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