Facial recognition: A call for government leadership

Government should step in to ensure facial recognition technology is developed without biases, experts say.

DHS agencies test airport biometric ID

The Traveler Verification System can shave 15 minutes off of traditional manual methods of comparing passenger ID photos against larger databases, according to airports and airline partners where it is being tested.

Why confidence matters in facial recognition systems

Concerns over the accuracy of facial recognition systems came under the spotlight when Amazon’s Rekognition incorrectly matched 28 members of Congress to criminal mugshots.

Face off: Biometric rally tests facial recognition algorithms

To help vendors improve their facial recognition technology, the Department of Homeland Security held a competition to find the best facial recognition technology.

Combining the facial recognition decisions of humans and computers can prevent costly mistakes

Improving the accuracy of facial-recognition systems can make society safer by protecting against terrorism, organized crime and identity fraud.

Blockchain-based identity for the homeless

Austin, Texas, is exploring how distributed-ledger technology can be used to help the homeless secure their personal records and access government resources.

A digital wallet for first responder credentials

The Mobile Device and Attributes Validation app uses a digital wallet of "capsules," each holding a validated attribute or credential for first responders.

Pennsylvania rolls out risk-based authentication to agencies

The Office of Administration’s risk-based multifactor authentication service gives commonwealth employees secure access to cloud resources and agency applications.

How NIST helps facial recognition make better matches

The National Institute for Standards and Technology’s Face Recognition Vendor Test evaluates the algorithms used in facial recognition technologies.

Estonia experiments with blockchain, smart services and 'data embassies'

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid discussed how the country's digital service and security efforts serve its citizens.

Illinois builds momentum for blockchain

With lessons learned from pilot projects, the Illinois Blockchain Initiative maps out its next steps.

As filing season and tax-law changes loom, the IRS stresses identity security

The IRS wants to help individuals securely access their tax data and simplify interactions with states and the tax preparation industry.

NIST's digital identity deadline approaches

Federal agencies have just five months to get their legacy systems in compliance with National Institute of Standards and Technology's digital identity guidelines.

Biometrics could 'harden' immigration security, speed processing

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services wants to beef up biometric authentication so it can better identify and track immigrants coming into the country.

The identity verification arms race

Now that attackers can crack the tools we use to verify identity, it's time for government to step up, one cyber expert told a House panel.

Facial recognition improving 'at breakneck speeds'

Recent winners of the IARPA challenge demonstrate improvements with the technology's accuracy and speed.

The challenge of authenticating real humans in a digital world

While cameras, sensors and other devices can make authentication easier for people to accomplish, they carry their own weaknesses.

Maryland takes digital driver's licenses for a spin

Officials at the Maryland Department of Transportation learned two things since opting into a pilot test of digital driver’s licenses: The licenses are more secure than plastic cards, and people really like the idea.

At long last, a common login?

Login.gov is a shared identity authentication solution that lets people use a single sign-on to securely access services from multiple agencies.

CBP plans 2018 facial recognition rollout

Customs and Border Protection aims to use facial recognition tech at the top 20 U.S. airports by February 2018, according to a senior agency official.

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