The automated methodology to uniquely identify humans using their physiological or behavioral attributes.

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Wearable Devices With Geolocation and Physiological Data

Who is developing commercial and government off-the-shelf wearable devices with geolocation tracking and physiological informatics?

Genome Editing Tools Subject Matter Experts

Who are U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) experts in platforms using genome editing tools to diagnose disease?

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Wearable Diagnostic Devices to Measure Infections

What technologies or studies are available related to wearable diagnostic devices that could measure viral and/or bacterial infections?


Homeland Security Advisory Council Meets and Reports Findings on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Workforce Adaptation, and the Homeland Security Grant Program

WASHINGTON – This week, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas convened the fourth in-person meeting of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC). The Council discussed the Department’s progress on AI, workforce adaptation, and the…

Biometric Technology Rally

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) hosts a series of Biometric Technology Rallies to enhance industry innovation and advance technologies that support DHS and Homeland Security Enterprise operations. These…

United States Government National Standards Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technology

Strength in standards development has been instrumental to the United States’ global technological leadership. Standards development underpins economic prosperity across the country and fortifies U.S. leadership in the industries of the future at the same…


Contactless: The Next Generation of Fingerprint Capture Technology

Fingerprints are the human barcode. Cameras on smartphones are advanced enough to collect fingerprints without physical contact, creating new opportunities for defense forces. Now, every operator can possess a fingerprint sensor using phones they already…

Exploring Biometric Validation Approaches in the Age of Covid-19

Biometrics can provide strong validation of persona under ideal circumstances and conditions. During Covid-19, a domestic mask mandate rendered biometric techniques like facial recognition somewhat challenged. As a result, additional complementary methods are required to…

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Facial Recognition Performance and Its Measurement

Facial recognition sees daily press coverage for its capabilities, limitations, and policy implications. It has undergone a revolution since 2012, as the developer community has shifted toward the use of various convolutional neural network architectures….


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Biometrics Institute US Strategy Forum

The Biometrics Institute provides an independent platform for discussion about the responsible, ethical, and effective use of biometrics. This year, the Biometrics Institute will be taking these conversations further seeking to create even more interaction…

17th International Conference on Face and Gesture Recognition

The 17th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2023) will be held in Hawaii on 5-8 January 2023. The main conference will be 7-8 January, with additional workshops and trainings prior…

DARPA Forward: Texas A&M

Part of a series of events hosted by DARPA Forward, this session will cover a broad array of topics including field robotics, cyber operations, and joint battlespace. It will focus on biometrics and the biomedics…