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DHS Wants to Scan Faces of Drivers

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Homeland Security sealby Mohana Ravindranath, nextgov.com

The Homeland Security Department wants technology that can passively scan the faces of foreign nationals crossing the US border by car, ensuring that the individuals who enter the country are the same ones who leave it.

DHS’ Silicon Valley outpost recently hosted an industry day to solicit solutions that would let Customs and Border Protection scan people’s faces, even if they’re wearing sunglasses, hats or are looking away from the camera, without requiring them to slow down or exit the car.

DHS has been dinged on its biometric exit program before. Its overstay reports, which records who has overstayed their visa, are often incomplete, according to the Government Accountability Office, potentially causing “significant homeland security risks.”

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