Tag Archives: identity verification

GSA to Expand Single Sign-In Tool to State, Local Government Agencies

General Services

The General Services Administration (GSA) intends to partner with local and state governments to expand the use of a website that offers single sign-in services to users of programs funded by the federal government. Login .gov provides a cloud-based authentication service that protects the privacy of users.

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CBP to Expand Use of Facial Recognition Tech in Entry-Exit Process

Customs and Border

The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has proposed to amend rules to expand the use of facial recognition systems to improve the process of verifying the identity of foreign visitors arriving and departing from airports, sea ports and land ports. “Full implementation at for land and sea ports of entry will follow after CBP has tested and refined its biometric exit strategies in those environments,” the notice reads. 

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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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Sens. Tammy Baldwin, Jerry Moran Co-Sponsor Bipartisan Reform Bill for Veterans’ ID Theft Protection

Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) and Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) have introduced a new bipartisan reform bill that works to help protect veterans from identity theft. According to a statement posted Thursday on Baldwin’s website, the Veterans’ Identity Theft Protection Act seeks to modify the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ current identity verification process, which requires Social Security numbers in all information …

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Janet Hughes: UK Government Digital Service Identity Verification Platform to Go Live

The U.K.’s government digital service agency will launch its new identity verification platform for digital government services in the coming days. Janet Hughes, GDS identity assurance program director, wrote in a blog post published Thursday that the GOV.UK Verify platform has passed the “Digital by Default Service Standard” assessment to address security, safety and usability requirements. …

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NIST Updates Specs, Guidance for Federal Workers’ Smart ID Cards

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released new technical specifications on the security and interoperability of the next-generation Personal Identity Verification cards for federal employees and contractors. NIST said Tuesday the updated smart identity cards also are designed to be compatible with mobile devices and other media to support secure …

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West Point, Int’l Biometric Group Working on Behavior-Based ID System

The U.S. military is working with International Biometric Group under a $3 million contract to develop a biometric application programming interface that uses “cognitive fingerprints” or behavior patterns for online identity verification, Sky News reported Wednesday. Pete Norman writes that researchers at the West Point military academy and IBG are planning to utilize behavior-based biometrics technology …

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NIST Issues Mobile Device ID Verification Guidelines

The National Institute for Standards and Technology has proposed a new set of policies to authenticate mobile devices, FCW reported Friday. Frank Konkel writes the NIST is seeking public comment through April 21 regarding guidelines to implement and deploy the Derived Personal Identity Verification credentials to agency-issued mobile devices. Government agencies …

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