You think Big Brother isn’t watching YOU? Guess again. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security obviously is jealous of the way China tracks its own citizens. Now DHS is copying China’s methods.
A $95 million contract (!) has been awarded to Northrop Grumman that envisages two stages of implementation, reported here by Defense Daily:
“Increment 1 of HART is scheduled to take 18 months to complete and includes migrating the current biometric capabilities of IDENT [the current Automated Biometric Identification System used by the DHS]. These include storage and matching of fingerprint, face and iris images, as well as latent fingerprint matching, a new data architecture, and a new system development and testing environment. IDENT has limited face and iris matching capabilities.”
Also from an article in the Privacy News Online web site: