A Department of Homeland Security bodyÂ is looking into cloud-based storage options to help maintain its burgeoning biometrics database, the Federal Times reported Tuesday.
Nicole Blake Johnson writes the Office of Biometric Identity ManagementÂ processes queries from other federal agencies automatically and works to return results from its servers within minutes.
The office currently maintains 160 million identities, with up to 12 million more added each year.
âThe demand for our services is increasing,â said Shonnie Lyon, OBIM acting director, adding,Â âHow do we do that with the current systems we have and funding we have?â
Lyon said they are also considering changes to how long to store the data.