US-VISITUnited States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology
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US-VISIT currently collects biometrics of foreign nationals as they enter the country.
US-VISIT has simultaneously worked to create a congressionally mandated automated biometric exit capability, which these pilots will test.
In particular, the US-VISIT program office has defined and begun to develop a key capability known as "Unique Identity," which is to establish a single identity for all individuals who interact with any immigration and border management organization by capturing the individual's biometrics, including 10 fingerprints and a digital image, at the earliest possible interaction.
The longer that US-VISIT takes to implement recommendations, the greater the risk that the program will not meet its stated goals on time and within budget," the report says.
Utilizing the Latest Biometric Identification Technology in Theatre, US-VISIT opening keynote presentation by Chase Garwood, Chief Technology Officer, US-VISIT, DHS
Congress is now suspending funding for the exit portion of the US-VISIT program, said Kimberly Weissman, spokeswoman at the Department of Homeland Security.
The US-VISIT expenditure plan, including related program documentation and program officials' statements, satisfies or partially satisfies some but not all of the legislative conditions required by the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007.
Biometrics forms the basis of US-VISIT identification services because they are reliable, convenient and virtually impossible to forge.
Since 2004, biometrics have facilitated legitimate travel for millions of visitors entering the United States," said US-VISIT Director Robert Mocny.
In a separate border, maritime and global counterterrorism subcommittee hearing, US-VISIT director Robert Mocny faced questions from lawmakers who seemed sympathetic to the airlines' plight.
GAO was asked to review implementation at land POE facilities and in doing so GAO analyzed: (1) efforts to implement US-VISIT entry capability; (2) efforts to implement US-VISIT exit capability; and (3) DHS's efforts to define how US-VISIT fits with other emerging border security initiatives.
an engineering unit of Michael Baker Corporation (NYSE Amex: BKR), announced today that it has been informed by the General Services Administration (GSA) that it has been selected to negotiate an Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract for the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Information Technology (US-VISIT) Program, primarily the Program Management Division, to provide program/project management and internal logistics support services for the US-VISIT Program.