DHS S&T is calling for submissions to a Biometric Technology Rally scheduled for Spring 2019.
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.
S&T evaluates biometric collection technologies, algorithm evaluations, and conducting experiments to identify processes and technology to accurately and efficiently track the entry and exit of the traveling public
Mark Singer, National Protection Program Directorate, receives the Secretary's Award for Excellence at the Department of Homeland Security Secretary's Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 2017.
Evaluation research is used to assess the people, processes, tactics, techniques, procedures and policies necessary for implementing systems. It quantifies how effective the design of a system is as well as how the system performs in comparison to its goals and objectives.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) will hold a series of Biometric Technology Rallies to support industry innovation and advance technologies that support DHS and Homeland Security Enterprise operations.
The Biometric Technology Engine (BT-E) establishes an enduring core capability by leveraging S&T’s biometric expertise and ensuring the re-use of biometric tools, methods, and best practices, as well as support robust testing and evaluation at the Maryland Test Facility (MdTF) to inform applications of biometric technology to specific operational use cases across Apex programs, S&T programs, DHS, and the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE).
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is working with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to evaluate new identity verification technology that can reduce the time it takes for travelers to pass through security.
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.
Face In Video Evaluation (FIVE) program report is an independent analysis of face detection and recognition technology that will help law enforcement in choosing the right algorithm for their specific purposes. This facial recognition technology can aide law enforcement in a variety of capacities.