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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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