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Biometrics - Articles and news items

IT supplement 2013

Issue 5 2013, Supplements  •  14 October 2013  •  International Airport Review

Promoting the responsible use of biometrics (Isabelle Moeller, Managing Director, Biometrics Institute UK)
Service streamlining (Phil Brown, Executive Director, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority)
Conference speaker preview - Airport IT&T 2013
Industry Roundtable With contributions from SITA and Concessionaire Analyzer+

Competitiveness and innovation framework programme

Issue 4 2010  •  10 August 2010  •  Max Snijder, CEO, European Biometrics Forum and Nanne Onland, Chair of ACI Europe, Taskforce on Border Control

ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP)BEST Network, the Biometrics European Stakeholders Network, is a European Commission ICT Policy Support Programme centred on a European Thematic Network on Trusted information infrastructures and biometric technologies. To facilitate the latest information exchange and expert opinion, BEST Network has brought together key stakeholders including the finest experts from across the EU to determine how biometrics can most appropriately be applied in the context of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

The FBI launches a Biometric Center of Excellence to reach its “Desired Path”

Issue 4 2009, Past issues  •  16 July 2009  •  Jerome M. Pender, Deputy Assistant Director, Operations Branch for the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division

The aviation term “desired path” refers to setting a course and then following clear guidance to reach a specific objective. This simple term seemed fitting for an article about how the FBI’s work in biometrics could also bolster aviation security. Semantics aside, whether you carry a badge, pin a pair of wings to your uniform, or work in the multi-faceted world of aviation, we all share a desired path to protect the flying public when they are in our charge. However, reaching this goal requires each of us to follow a different course.

The BASIC approach to biometrics at U.S. airports

Issue 4 2008, Past issues  •  1 August 2008  •  Colleen Chamberlain, AAAE Staff Vice President, Transportation Security Policy

Biometrics are coming to U.S. airports. Specifically, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are seriously considering how to implement biometric identifier systems as part of aviation worker credentialing and access control systems at U.S. airports. In addition, the U.S. House of Representatives just passed legislation requiring TSA to work with industry to study ways to speed deployment of such systems for use by aviation workers.

Trialling large-scale biometric systems

Issue 1 2007, Past issues  •  6 February 2007  •  H. Carr-Archer, Director, International Association for Biometrics (IAFB)

Great expectations burden the biometrics industry. It’s difficult to conceive of a future for air travel in which they are not relied upon for security and passenger processing, but the timescale has been hazy. All that may soon change. The UK’s largest biometric trial was recently carried out at Heathrow, testing a system for the processing of all travellers, not only frequent flyers; the future may be a step closer.

The changing face of travel documentation

Issue 2 2006, Past issues  •  16 June 2006  •  Joel F. Shaw, Convenor of the International Standards Organization (ISO) Working Group responsible for Machine Readable Travel Documents (MRTDs)

The introduction of the new biometrically enabled Passport, or ePassport as it has become known, is well under way across the world. Joel F. Shaw explains why Face Biometric was selected as the global standard.

Biometrics and airport access control

Issue 1 2006, Past issues  •  17 March 2006  •  Alan Medlock, Service Delivery Director, London City Airport

Biometrics has played an important role in efforts to strengthen airport security. Here Alan Medlock outlines how London City Airport has used Biometrics to implement a cost-effective, user-friendly and secure employee identification system.

An approach to using biometric technologies

Issue 1 2005, Past issues  •  16 March 2005  •  Keith Rhodes, Chief Technologist, U.S. Government Accountability Office and Richard Hung  Assistant Director, Centre for Technology and Engineering

Biometric technologies offer the future of security technology, but integrating cutting-edge technology alone may not automatically solve all your security problems. Here U.S. Government experts offer an approach that may help.


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