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FBI To Provide Facial Recognition to Law Enforcement

BIOMETRICS—U.S.

August 17, 2012

NextGov reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) initiative that will provide law enforcement agencies free facial recognition software. The new software will help agencies match suspects to the FBI’s biometric database of 12 million mug shots. In his annual report to Congress, Office of the Director of National Intelligence Information Sharing Environment Program Manager Kshemendra Paul wrote, “Later this summer, the FBI will deploy the Universal Face Workstation software, a free-of-charge client application that will provide users with the tools for conducting and managing facial/photo searches with a minimal resource investment.”
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