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Snapshot: S&T Tests Face, Iris Systems at Biometric Tech Rally

Balancing speed and security at checkpoints, like airports, is essential to ensuring safe, reliable travel. Many of these checkpoints are increasingly using biometric technology to improve speed and reliability. While recent improvements in biometrics have lowered failure to match rates, many systems fail to quickly acquire biometric information in the first place.DHS S&T's first Biometric Technology Rally  aimed to eliminate these obstacles by testing face and face/iris recognition systems.

Written testimony of PLCY, CBP, and ICE for a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Border and Immigration hearing titled “Examining the Problem of Visa Overstays: Need for Better Tracking and Accountability”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Policy (PLCY) Border, Immigration, & Trade Assistant Secretary Michael Dougherty, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner John Wagner, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations National Security Investigations Division Deputy Assistant Director Louis Rodi address the progress DHS is making to incorporate biometrics into the comprehensive entry/exit system, and to identify and report overstays in support of the border security and immigration enforcement missions.

Written testimony of PLCY, CBP, and ICE for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing titled “Visa Overstays: A Gap in the Nation's Border Security”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Policy (PLCY) Acting Assistant Secretary for Border, Immigration and Trade Michael Dougherty, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner John Wagner, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations National Security Investigations Division Assistant Director Clark Settles address the progress the DHS is making to incorporate biometrics into DHS’ comprehensive entry/exit system and to identify, report, and address overstays in support of DHS’ border security and immigration enforcement missions.

Apex AEER Infographic

The Apex Air Entry/Exit Re-engineering program developed the infographic below to help stakeholders understand the goals and objectives of the program.

Apex AEER FAQ

Q1: What is the Apex Air Entry/Exit Re-engineering (AEER) program?

Maryland Test Facility

The Maryland Test Facility (MdTF) provides a controlled environment for laboratory evaluation and operational scenario-based testing of various entry and biometric exit concepts of operation under simulated airport conditions.

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