Civil ABIS for Citizen ID and Border Management 

2019-08-27T11:49:12-05:00By |

A civil ABIS (automated biometric identification system) stores and searches biometric data enrolled from a civilian population for applications such as citizen credentialing and border management. Its purpose is to compare one biometric sample (e.g. fingerprint, face, or iris) to those of everyone else in one or more databases in order to retrieve that record [...]

Biometric identification in border management

2019-06-27T09:16:25-05:00By |

Biometric identification is a process by which biometric data of an individual such as their fingerprint, face, or iris images is submitted for search against a potentially large biometric database in order to detect whether an identity record exists for that individual. A system used for this process is called an “automated biometric identification system” [...]

Biometrics in government: Enhanced security and convenience for citizens

2019-08-28T09:52:04-05:00By |

A brief history of biometrics Fingerprint-based identification began in law enforcement. An Argentine detective first solved a crime using a latent print (left behind by the perpetrator) in 1892. In 1901, detectives in England and Wales officially began using fingerprints in criminal identification. Their use snowballed from there. By 1946, the FBI managed a [...]

Know Your Visitor – Biometrics in Visitor Screening and Border Management

2019-08-28T10:03:58-05:00By |

It is plainly evident that border management is essential to containing illegal immigration, international crime, and terrorism. But implementing effective border control measures while minimizing the impact of security on lawful travel and commerce is extraordinarily difficult and expensive; a herculean task. While management of travel through international airports requires substantial infrastructure and staffing, management [...]