The Importance Of Identity Intelligence Biometrics

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The FAA ushered in a new era in December when it released the long awaited unmanned aerial systems (UAS) registration rules. Although these rules apply to everyone operating a system in the U.S. airspace, they had a greater impact on private user. Why? Simply stated, the U.S. government has been operating unmanned systems over the U.S. for a couple of years now. While operational use has been limited, an article published by MPR News touts the benefits of Customs and Border Patrols’ (CBP) use of the MQ-9 Predator drone. “The drone is mostly used to look for signs of illegal border crossings. The Predator carries radar that can track moving people or vehicles over a wide area and tell what direction they’re moving” (Gunderson, 2015, …show more content…
Although the Predator provides a technological advantage, the degraded aspect of the equipment, DHS drones do not have the same vulnerability protection as military drones, leaves it vulnerable to hacking, GPS spoofing …show more content…
NA). The pilot program will “use personally identifiable information (PII) collected from refugee applicant interviews and a subset of data from subjects apprehended at or near the US border” (Kimery, 2015, p. NA). In a time when, the number of refugees seeking asylum is increasing, this technology may be the answer to how the U.S. both protects its borders and provides relief to refugees from around the world. The non-U.S. citizen aspect of this program may slow the asylum process down as refugee photos and fingerprints are compared to those of known or suspected terrorists. However, the benefits of such a program are evident when you consider the current civil war in Syria, the number of Syrian refugees seeking asylum around the world and the potential for terrorists to infiltrate our borders using fake Syrian credentials. It’s a starting point and as a pilot program its intent is to “determine functional and technical requirements for a multi-modal biometric

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