DHS S&T to Release 2022 Biometric Tech Rally Results


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) will announce results from the 2022 Biometric Technology Rally (2022 Rally) on Thursday, February 23 at 11AM ET at the DHS Maryland Test Facility in Upper Marlboro, Md. Started in 2018, the Rally challenges industry to develop faster, more accurate, and easier to use biometric recognition capabilities to improve security and ease of use at security checkpoints.

The 2022 Rally focused on the challenge of reliably screening small groups of people opting-in to the process and not processing bystanders who didn’t opt-in. Learnings from the 2022 Rally, led by S&T’s Biometric and Identity Technology Center, will provide objective biometric and identity subject matter expertise to DHS and Federal Agencies to inform strategic planning and acquisitions of new capabilities.

Arun Vemury, S&T Biometrics Lead, will present the results and describe how the acquisition systems and matching systems were challenged to meet specific effectiveness, efficiency, privacy and user satisfaction performance benchmarks.

Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 11 AM ET:

2022 Biometric Technology Rally Results Press Conference DHS S&T Maryland Test Facility (MdTF) 1221 Caraway Court, Suite 1070, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774

Arun Vemury, Biometrics Senior Engineering Advisor, Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security

Jerry Tipton, Executive Director, Identity and Data Sciences Lab, Maryland Test Facility

Yevgeniy Sirotin, Technical Director, Identity and Data Sciences Lab, Maryland Test Facility

Agenda includes:

  • 2022 Rally results presentation
  • Q/A Session
  • Test facility tour (for in-person attendees only)

Media: To arrive at MdTF by 10:30 AM ET for set up.

Media are required to RSVP 24 hours in advance.

A government-issued photo ID and media credentials are required for on-site entry.

Foreign National Media are required to submit mandatory DHS Form 11055 by Wednesday, February 15 at 1PM ET for access to the Maryland Test Facility.

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Source: dhs.gov

Source: dhs.gov