ABSTRACT

Homeland Security: DHS Needs to Fully Implement Key Practices in Acquiring Biometric Identity Management System, Report to Congressional Requesters   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Highlights: "DHS currently uses an outdated system, implemented over 27 years ago, for providing biometric identity management services (i.e., fingerprint matching and facial recognition technology services), known as the Automated Biometric Identification System, or IDENT. In 2016, DHS initiated a multi-billion dollar program known as HART [Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology], which is intended to replace the existing system. GAO [Government Accountability Office] was asked to evaluate the HART program. Its specific objectives, among others, were to (1) determine the status of the program, (2) assess the extent to which the DHS CIO [Chief Information Officer] was accurately reporting risk and meeting applicable oversight requirements, and (3) assess the extent to which the program was identifying and managing its risks."

Report Number:
GAO-21-386
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Date:
2021-06
Copyright:
Public Domain
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Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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