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.
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.
A controlled scenario test by DHS S&T shows promising results for facial recognition technologies to accurately identify individuals wearing protective face masks.
Video technologies can enhance public safety and security, however there are legitimate concerns that these surveillance capabilities could be misused to recognize and track individuals. DHS is engaging industry to develop and evaluate capabilities to address public concerns and still enable public safety organizations to safeguard our homeland.
Privacy is an integral part of the Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), formerly US-VISIT, and it is essential to the program mission. OBIM takes privacy into account from conception through planning and development, and during the execution of every aspect of the OBIM program.
The Office of Biometric Identity Management ‘s (OBIM), formerly US-VISIT, use of biometrics is helping to make travel simple, easy and convenient for legitimate visitors, but virtually impossible for those who wish to do harm or violate U.S. laws.