The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Biometric and Identity Technology Center (BI-TC) is partnering with multiple federal agencies to host the Remote Identity Validation Technology Demonstration (RIVTD) Challenge, a series of test events to examine the performance of document authentication software as well as selfie photo “liveness” and identity verification using imagery collected with smartphones and other commodity electronic devices.
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in partnership with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Forensic Laboratory, and other federal agencies, will host a series of test events to challenge industry to deliver secure, accurate, and easy-to-use remote identity validation technologies to combat identity fraud when users apply for government services, open bank accounts, or verify social media accounts. DHS S&T and its partners will evaluate the ability of systems to authenticate identity documents, assess the "liveness" of selfie photos, and evaluate identity verification using images taken with smartphones and similar commodity devices.
DHS S&T launched the competition for graduate and undergraduate students across the United States and territories to participate in the 2023 HS-POWER internship program.
S&T’s Critical Infrastructure Security & Resilience Research Program is tapping into the latest innovations in science and technology to address strategic CI needs.
This Tech Speak mini episode gives you a unique inside perspective on our 2022 Biometrics Tech Rally. Listen as Arun Vemury, program manager in the Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) Biometrics and Identity Technology Center, explains what a ‘Tech Rally’ is, the challenges being addressed by the Rally, and the focus of this year’s event. Arun also gives a demonstration of the facial recognition technology being tested at the event and walks you through how it works.
The DHS SBIR Program is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, December 13 at 2 p.m. ET. This event features a Fireside Chat with SBIR Program Director, Dusty Lang, and Sarah Todd, Acquisition, Policy, and Legislation (APL) Executive Director from DHS’s Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO).