The New Wave of Identification is Finally Here

Biometrics has a wide array of potential usages, which is why different agencies and governments are developing the software in order to provide more efficient and secure identification processes.

US Military

The United States military is in the beginning phases of utilizing behavioral biometric software in order for soldiers and other military personnel to access technology. What used to be the territory of a common access key card or passcode is now being modified to be individualized, greatly reducing the risk of threat. This behavioral technology goes further than a thumbprint or an iris scan. It analyzes the way a soldier walks, or the way a technician types on a keyboard and uses a mouse. The same systems somebody is using is constantly collecting data on them. This continuous proof of presence will deliver a cyber security solution that promptly recognizes breaches, can assist in forensic investigations, and guarantees regulatory compliance.

Airport Security

Biometrics have started to become the long-awaited answer for numerous security dilemmas in the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection has begun implementing biometric software at airports nationwide. Following a long overdue mandate (15 years), new biometrics will solve the difficulty of scanning the identity of thousands of departing foreign visitors every day. The combination of cloud computing and the latest facial recognition technology will turn a process from about two minutes into only a couple of seconds, countering the rise in foreign travel into the US.

Border Security

The State Department is also developing biometric technology to enhance coordination on border security and migration activities on the US-Mexico border. According to a January report out of the Congressional Research Service, The U.S. and Mexican governments in 2015 actually approved a $75 million Mérida program to help Mexico “develop an automated biometrics system to help agencies collect and share information on criminals and migrants.” This is perhaps an alternative to the estimated $12 billion dollars it would take to build a border wall, according to Senate leader Mitch McConnell.

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