DHS wants face recognition camera sources for airports
29 November 2016 14:54 GMT

The Department of Homeland Security wantsl facial recognition cameras in airports to boost the Customs and Border Protection’s traveler exit protocol, Nextgov reported Monday.

A solicitation released in early November sought mounted facial recognition cameras from industry sources through DHS’ FirstSource II indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract vehicle.

Face recognition enabled cameras will be part of a test being conducted at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

In June, DHS also issued a request for information on biometric data collection methods in efforts to identify those with legal documentations to reside in the U.S. and those who stay in the country unlawfully.

CBP said that airline carriers currently provide exit data and the agency plans to expand biometric strategies from airports to land and sea ports.

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