biometrics intelligence

April 29, 2016

A group of University of Maryland (UMD) researchers has developed an algorithm that can not only detect a face, but also simultaneously determine the gender and pose, and extract fiducial, or reference, points.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) has provided funding and support for the invention, which has been dubbed HyperFace. The algorithm simultaneously detects faces; finds facial landmarks, including eye center, nose tip, etc.; estimates the head pose; and recognizes the person’s gender from any real-world images and videos, Rama Chellappa, UMD chair of electrical and computer engineering, said in a written announcement.

April 26, 2016

CrossResolve LLC, Morgantown, West Virginia, is being awarded a $17,244,129 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the procurement of basic and applied research of biometric identity operations in support of the Navy Special Surveillance Program. This contract includes advanced contactless/stand-off biometric face, finger, and iris technologies; data analytic tools; and established communication channels. Work will be performed in Morgantown, West Virginia (80 percent); and Patuxent River, Maryland (20 percent), and is expected to be completed in April 2019. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $50,000 will be obligated at time of award, all of which wil

March 19, 2012
By George Seffers

Harding Security Associates, McLean, Virginia, was awarded an $11,041,052 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for biometrics intelligence support services.  Work will be performed in Charlottesville, Virginia and Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 28, 2012.  One bid was solicited, with one bid received. The U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, National Ground Intelligence Center, Charlottesville, Virginia, is the contracting activity.