Identity

Wi-Fi System Identifies People Through Walls By Their Walk

A new system uses video of a person walking to identify that person through walls using two WiFi transceivers.

Cybersecurity and the Road Ahead

Federal agencies are focused on locking down access to their systems.

‘EarEcho’ Uses Your Ear to Unlock Your Phone

A new prototype technology called EarEcho uses modified wireless earbuds to authenticate smartphone users via their ear canal, researchers report.

IRS Testing Behavioral Analytics to Verify Online Users

The agency is piloting a proof-of-concept that will track how individual taxpayers interact with its online systems.

TSA Launches Facial Recognition Pilot at Las Vegas Airport 

The agency will assess how the tech verifies travelers’ live facial images against pictures taken from travelers’ identity documents.

GSA Hits First Deadline On New Federal Identity Management Policy

The agency was tasked with creating a catalog of identity, credential and access management options within three months of a memo issued by OMB.

DISA, HHS Brainstorming Behavioral-Based Identity Pilot

The end goal would be a device that recognizes the user based on hundreds of behaviors.

DISA, Cyber Command Are Launching a Zero-Trust Pilot Program

The effort will explore frameworks and technologies that would protect the Pentagon’s networks from unauthorized access.

Real ID, Real Problems: States Cope With Changing Rules, Late Rollouts

The Homeland Security Department won't grant any more extensions.

Passwords and Badges Are No Longer Enough

The Defense Department could strengthen its cyber posture by finding alternatives to static authentication methods.

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Digital Driver’s Licenses Could Become a Real Option in Some States

Several states have run pilots for digital driver’s licenses, which would allow residents to supplement plastic ID cards with smartphone apps. But as the technology becomes more of a reality, experts are worried about the privacy implications.

OMB’s New ID Policy Will Help Consumers Protect Their Identities Online

America should modernize our existing paper-based identification systems around a privacy-protecting, consumer-centric digital model.

New CIO Wants to Make HHS a Testbed for Budding Tech

Jose Arrieta has been chief information officer for less than a week but he’s reimagining what the role could be.

OMB Issues New Policy for Credentialing People, Devices and Bots

The administration’s updated identity, credential and access management policy extends physical credentials to the digital world.

IRS’ Outdated App Security Leaves Taxpayers at Risk of Identity Theft, Watchdog Says

The agency is updating identity verification controls for its suite of web applications, but the effort won’t be wrapped up until 2023.

IRS and Private Partners Tout Success in Combating Identity Theft

Numbers of reported taxpayer victims fell 71 percent from 2015 to 2018.

Problems with Pentagon’s Classified Data Access Could Put Lives at Risk

A new inspector general report highlights ongoing issues with how military branches are managing their secret network.