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S&T Biometrics and Identity Management Fact Sheet

The Science and Technology Directorate's (S&T's) biometrics screening activities include engagement with mission stakeholders, analysis of port of entry operations, identifying critical and emerging needs, and developing transformational concepts of operation to address the operational requirements of Department of Homeland Security components.

Biometrics and Identity Management

The Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T’s) Biometrics and Identity Management program develops and evaluates more effective biometric and identity technologies to optimize existing inspection and screening operations for people at POE, transportation security checkpoints, secure facilities, and online systems.

ST Biometric Technology Rally

This paper provides a better understanding of how biometric systems work in- high-throughput, public environments like airports and border crossings.  Biometric systems include both face acquisition systems (i.e., cameras) and face recognition algorithms. This report measured the performance of 10 commercial face acquisition systems and 8 face recognition algorithms on 430 diverse people in an operationally relevant scenario test, simulating an airport biometric checkpoint.

S&T Biometric Technology Center Factsheet

The Biometric and Identity Technology Center focuses on methods, tools, and technologies to recognize individuals and protect sensitive personal information through advanced biometrics and other capabilities.

DHS, USCIS to Modernize, Define the Collection of Biometrics

The Department of Homeland Security today announced the imminent publication of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes expanding department authorities and methods for collecting biometrics that will establish a defined regulatory purpose for biometrics.


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