Department of Homeland Security Selects International Biometric Group (IBG) to Develop Mobile Biometric Screening Technology

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Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Award to develop interoperable, low-cost mobile biometric systems.

The award solidifies IBG's position as an industry leader in multi-biometrics and system engineering.

International Biometric Group (IBG) has been awarded a research grant by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop next-generation mobile biometric screening technology.

The 6-month, $100,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant supports development of interoperable, low-cost mobile biometric systems for use at terrorist incidents, natural disasters, or at locations remote from U.S. borders.

SBIR Phase I focuses on mobile biometric screening device requirements and engineering design, while future Phases encompass prototype development.

"IBG is pleased to continue to support Department of Homeland Security research and technology development initiatives," commented Raj Nanavati, IBG Partner. "The award solidifies IBG's position as an industry leader in multi-biometrics and system engineering."

Government and commercial demand for standards-compliant mobile biometric devices is driven by applications such as border management, critical infrastructure protection, ID management, and tactical population screening. These devices use fingerprint, face, and/or iris recognition to enroll, verify, and identify individuals.

Since 1996, IBG has been the premier vendor-independent, technology-neutral developer and integrator of biometric systems, providing world-class security and identity management solutions for border control, transportation security, financial services, law enforcement, identity and access management, and other key markets. Go to for more information. This project is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, but the content of this press release does not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the U.S. Government.

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