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The articles listed below are collected for your information and do not reflect NDIA's policies or procedures.

REAL ID Act February 18, 2011 (pdf)

Is Korea Losing Out in the Competition for Biometric Global Standards Janurary 18, 2011 (pdf)

Sacramento County Uses Biometrics to Remove 461 Undocumented in First Year January 18, 2011 (pdf)
 Voice Biometrics Strengthen IVR: Angel Webinar August 4, 2010 (pdf)

Can banking security follow a trend set with biometric authentication from the healthcare industry? July 8, 2010 (pdf)

The White House: The National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace June 28, 2010 (pdf)

Police to buy 260 vehicles for October General Election June 27, 2010 (pdf)

Animal ID scheme pushed despite FedFarm skepticism June 25, 2010 (pdf)

White House preparing national Internet identity authentication plan June 23, 2010 (pdf)

Cloud-based voice biometrics e-commerce platform launched June 22, 2010 (pdf)

REAL ID plan moving forward in N.C. June 22, 2010 (pdf)

Come 2014, fingerprints to be mandatory for foreigners June 17, 2010 (pdf)

Delaware DMV ready for REAL ID driver's licenses June 17, 2010 (pdf)

India's Ambitious National ID Project, Offering New Opportunities for Financial Inclusion June 16, 2010 (pdf)

Biometric passports to take effect in Turkey in June May 27, 2010 (pdf)

USCIS To Issue Redesigned Green Card May 20, 2010 (pdf)

Governor's office publishes new Homeland Security plan May 19, 2010 (pdf)

Biometric ID cards could help resolve migrant worker issues May 19, 2010 (pdf)

Google debates face recognition technology May 19, 2010 (pdf)

U.S. Supreme Court: Justices might like national ID card May 9, 2010 (pdf)

Democrats: BELIEVE in biometric Social Security cards May 3, 2010 (pdf)

Got ID? We All May Need to Show to Work April 30, 2010 (pdf)

Immigration Overhaul Plan Unveiled By Democrats April 30, 2010 (pdf)

Is a biometric, national ID card an immigration game changer? April 30, 2010 (pdf)

An identity for all: India ID project fights dust, doubt April 28, 2010 (pdf)

Biometric ID card has merit 4.25.10 (pdf)

Biometric ID card has merit April 25, 2010 (pdf)

Immigration reform could lead to biometric Social Security card April 19, 2010 (pdf)

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Ron Klein unite against Medicare fraud April 13, 2010 (pdf)

Leksell, staff ready for change in driver’s license process April 5, 2010 (pdf)

A new U.S. biometrics agency created to manage DoD-wide responsibilities March 29, 2010 (pdf)

The Identity Thief Killer April 2010 (pdf)

Ready for Your Biometric Social Security Card? March 29, 2010 (pdf)

N.H. Lawmakers Reject Broad Restrictions On Biometrics March 18, 2010 (pdf)

Kentucky awards L-1 driver license contract February 16, 2010 (pdf)

Group working on standards for identity vetting February 15, 2010 (pdf)

Blood bank uses biometrics for donor ID February 11, 2010 (pdf)

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2010” aimed at improving cybersecurity research, development and technical standards. February 8, 2010 (pdf)

U.S. budget mentions ICAM, credentialing February 2, 2010 (pdf)

In addressing airline bomb plot, Obama says he's working fast to fix intelligence failures January 8, 2010 (pdf)

Attempted Terrorist Attack on December 25, 2009: Intelligence, Screening, Watchlisting System Corrective Actions (pdf)

Summary of the White House Review of the December 25, 2009 Attempted Terrorist  Attack (pdf)

BAA 09-05

 U.S., Canada will share refugee fingerprints November 24, 2009 (pdf)

Unisys Research Shows Growing Global Acceptance of Biometrics Among Consumers for Protecting Identities and Personal Information November 10, 2009 (pdf)

Employers: Get ready for E-Verify October 26, 2009 (pdf)

 Gallup, Unisys Polls: Most Americans Worried About ID Theft October 20, 2009 (PDF)

E-Verify needs a biometric fix October 2009 (PDF)

The Fear Amongst Americans October 2009 (PDF)

As Concerns Grow Over Security of Online Transactions, Majority of Americans Are Willing to Use Biometric Data Such as Fingerprints to Ensure Protection October 2009 (PDF)

Can a national identification document prevent identity theft? August 31, 2009 (PDF)

NIST Unveils Mobile Biometrics Guide August 26, 2009 (PDF)

In Photo ID case, security concerns win out over religious beliefs August 21, 2009 (PDF)

DMVs is not a place where there’s an expectation of privacy of identity August 7, 2009 (PDF)

Schumer proposes biometric screening of U.S. workers June 25, 2009 (PDF)

Journalists required to submit to biometric scan in Afghanistan May 6, 2009 (PDF)

Schumer working on immigration reform -- again April 25, 2009 (PDF),0,4029992.story

USA and the Netherlands sign border agreement April 23, 2009 (PDF)

F.B.I. and States Vastly Expand DNA Databases April 18, 2009 (PDF)

Law Would Expand Biometrics at Sea Program March 25, 2009 (PDF)

Testimony of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Kathleen Kraninger, Screening
Coordination, and Director Robert A. Mocny, US-VISIT, National Protection and Programs Directorate, before the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Homeland Security, "Biometric Identification"
March 19, 2009 (PDF)

Letter from President of American Academy of Forensic Sciences about "Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward" March 17, 2009 (PDF)

Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 26 Tuesday, February 10, 2009 (PDF)
The Department of the Army is proposing to alter a system of records in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
DATES: The proposed action will be effective on March 12, 2009 unless comments are received that would result in a contrary determination.
CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: Delete entry and replace with “This system includes intelligence records established to support intelligence, counter-intelligence and counter terrorism analysis and detection, to include biometrics enabled (or capable) records. Biometrics enabled intelligence related records/reports/data/analytical products in paper and/or automated form. These related support items may include names, Social Security numbers, biometrics templates, biometrics information, biometrics signatures and images, biographical information, and contextual data that is associated with such biometrics. Biometrics signatures, images and templates include modalities such as fingerprints, iris scans, DNA, voice, facial features, writing exemplar, and hand geometry. Biographical information includes information such as date of birth, place of birth, height, weight, eye color, hair color, race, gender, nationality, and other personal descriptive data.”

DHS Notics of Proposed Rule Making Real ID (PDF)

New Program Enhances Identifying and Deporting Criminal Aliens (PDF)

TSA Wants to Screen Your Baggage - Emotional Baggage That Is February 19, 2009 (PDF)

Mexican Phone Firms to Fingerprint New Customers February 10, 2009 (PDF)

New Spy Tech Agency Developing Advanced Biometrics Systems February 8, 2009 (PDF)

Brain Patterns are the New Standard in Biometrics February 6, 2009 (PDF)

New ISO-IEC Report Clarifies Societal, Cultural and Ethical Issues Related to Use of Biometrics January 12, 2009 (PDF)

Limiting Biometrics Usage

The articles listed below are collected for your information and do not reflect NDIA's policies or procedures.

SIA opposes Alaska biometrics bill August 12, 2010 (pdf)

Plymouth ACLU files public documents request into facial recognition and iris scan technology usage August 17, 2010 (pdf)

Biometric security helps deter cheating, but may cause privacy breaches August 12, 2010 (pdf)

Canada: Privacy Watchdog seeks to stop Fingerprinting August 10, 2010 (pdf)

Real ID Nullification Legislation June, 2010 (pdf)

PA Senate Unanimously Votes to Nullify Real ID June 17, 2010 (pdf)

Nevada's Real ID Showdown June 4, 2010 (pdf)

UK squashes ID cards as India pushes on with UID news May 31, 2010 (pdf)

UK scraps National ID project; Will India's UID face the same fate? May 31, 2010 (pdf)

The Home Secretary, Teresa May, has announced the £5 billion national identity card scheme will be scrapped within 100 days May 27, 2010 (pdf)

Suit targets ICE's Secure Communities April 28, 2010 (pdf)

National ID: The Time to Resist is Now April 23, 2010 (pdf)

Opposition Grows Opposing Biometric National ID Card  April 17, 2010 (pdf)

ACLU, others, oppose biometric Social Security cards April 15, 2010 (pdf)

Civil liberties groups fight biometric IDs April 14, 2010 (pdf)

Groups Call On Policymakers To Reject Biometric Cards April 13, 2010 (pdf)

Lib Dems would scrap ID cards, biometric passports and child database April 13, 2010 (pdf)

National Identity Card: Paving the Road to Tyranny April 12, 2010 (pdf)

Politicians Move Forward, Aware of How Unpopular Amnesty is With Citizens April 5, 2010 (pdf)

Scuttle the national ID March 30, 2010 (pdf)

National ID Card Being Considered By Senators March, 2010 (pdf)

Graham Pushes National I.D. Card March 12, 2010 (pdf)

Facial recognition and fingerprint scans? March 2, 2010 (pdf)

State bill bans biometric ID cards February 12, 2010 (pdf)

New Hampshire bill would ban biometrics in ID cards February 10, 2010 (pdf)

Oklahoma Sovereignty: The Driver License Protection Act January 20, 2010 (pdf)

Click here: Pizza order in 2010
Distributed widely in emails earlier this year, this link connects to a scenario based web presentation that builds upon a simple telephonic pizza order to highlight what the authors feel would be the end result of a national ID program. While the URL indicates it is on the ACLU website the authors are not evident in the presentation until the listener clicks on the link at the end of the show (Take Action) and are switched to the ACLU website hosting a petition against the concept of a national ID program in the form of Real ID.

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Pass Act July 27, 2009 (PDF)

Compulsory ID cards to be scrapped as Government performs humiliating U-turn June 30, 2009 (PDF)

Comparing the PASS Act with Real ID June 20, 2009 (PDF)

Administration Plans to Scale Back Real ID Law June 14, 2009 (PDF)

Maine bill seeks partial repeal of Real ID May 4, 2009 (PDF)

Homeland Security chief seeks to repeal Real ID Act April 22, 2009 (PDF)

Statement of The Honorable Harry T. Edwards, Senior Circuit Judge and Chief Judge Emeritus, United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit,
March 18, 2009 (PDF)

Virginia Lawmakers Find Transparency is Good for Government, Politics March 16, 2009 (PDF)

Chicago: Sellers Will Be Required To Provide Thumbprint Before Deal Is Approved March 13, 2009 (PDF)

Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (PDF)

Oklahoma: Fingerprints May No Longer Be Driver's License Requirement (PDF)

Blog Against Real ID (PDF)

Real ID: Virginia Privacy Outweighs REAL ID February 13, 2009 (PDF)

Virginia General Assembly Rejects Real ID February 12, 2009 (PDF)

Real ID: Missourri Guest Warns Against Big Brother February 11, 2009 (PDF)

E-Verify: Use of Federal Database for ID Checks Hits Some Bumps February 6, 2009 (PDF)

Science Found Wanting in Nation February 4, 2009 (PDF)

DMV: California Challenge February 4, 2009 (PDF)

Dangerous "Real ID" Challenged February 4, 2009 (PDF)

DMV: California Biometrics February 3, 2009 (PDF)

Real ID: Virginia February 3, 2009 (PDF)

Real ID: Main February 2, 2009

Real ID: Virginia is Latest State Set to Defy Real ID Scheme January 14, 2009 (PDF)

Bill Against Fingerprinting in Oklahoma January 12, 2009 (PDF)


Mr. Jerry Jackson
Deputy GM, National Security/Defense Programs, National Interest Security Company


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