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CBP Reports Breach of Travelers’ Photos, License Plate Images

The Customs and Border Protection said a cyber attack on a federal subcontractor compromised photos of travelers and license plates, The Washington Post reported Monday. CBP said the data breach was discovered on May 31 and did not include travel document images and other identifying information.

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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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Will Graves: DoD to Assess 5 Biometric Tech Platforms

Will Graves, deputy project manager and chief engineer for biometrics at the Defense Department, has said that DoD will evaluate five different biometrics technologies this year, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. The report noted the department seeks to explore the potential use of contactless, facial recognition, rapid DNA, video analytics …

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IARPA, NIST Launch Facial Recognition Software Design Challenge

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity and the National Institute of Standards and Technology have introduced a prize competition for facial recognition software developers, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. IARPA’s Face Recognition Prize Challenge aims to create technologies that will work to  analyze non-cooperative images wherein the subjects are unaware when the pictures are taken. Interested developers can register …

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DHS to Pilot Iris, Facial Recognition ID System With Border Patrol

The Department of Homeland Security will deploy a biometric identification system for the U.S. Border Patrol that is designed to use iris and facial recognition to verify the identities of individuals who enter the U.S., Nextgov reported Tuesday. Aliya Sternstein writes that the service will use iris and facial images collected by Border Patrol and share or …

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DHS Seeks Facial Tech System to Track Foreign Visitors

The 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 …

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