FBI and DHS Partner to Catch Border Trespassers with Iris Recognition Technology
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security have joined forces to better identify border trespassers through iris recognition scan exchanges, bureau officials recently announced.
The technology would match a digital image of the colored part of a trespasser’s eye against archived photos, which helps officials quickly determine if they have found the correct person, authorities said.
The FBI has begun collecting iris scans from state and local prisons and DHS is increasingly using the iris recognition technology at border stations, department officials said.
FBI is also preparing to launch a new biometric system by late 2014 that would search archived images of faces, scars, tattoos and other skin markings.
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