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IC Net Assessment: Interview With Director Flynn

Posted by Colin Clark on


The new office will, director Dan Flynn told me, assess what other intelligence agencies around the world are doing and why, what the most effective technologies will be to cope with those changes, how the world is changing strategically and make recommendations to the Director of National Intelligence.

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End Of Passwords: DISA Tests Walkabout Identity System

Posted by Barry Rosenberg on


DISA has identified 46 factors that could be used to help it get rid of passwords on your mobile device, including gait, the way you swipe, and how you hold your phone or tablet.

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Biometrics May Mean End Of The Spy’s Disguise

Posted by Colin Clark on


SOMEWHERE IN WASHINGTON: Spy movie makers love retinal scans and ever-more inventive ways to steal or modify fingerprints. Former CIA Director David Petraeus and the Joint Special Operations Command relied heavily on retinal scans, DNA sampling, fingerprints, facial and body recognition — all cross referenced with other intelligence — to build enormous cross-linked databases that helped track and… Keep reading →

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Private Equity Firm Buys Biometrics Maker Who Helped ID Bin Laden

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Biometrics maker Cross Match Technologies, whose SEEK II kit was reportedly used by Navy SEALs to confirm the identity of Osama Bin Laden‘s body, has been bought by San Francisco-based Francisco Partners, the companies announced today. Florida-based Cross Match has been building biometrics systems since 1996, with clients ranging from the US Army – both… Keep reading →

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