The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate, Customs and Border Protection agency and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center have created a new tool that will support impostor detection training efforts.
DHS said Thursday that the alliance has developed the Eye-dentify system, a new component for the ScreenADAPT visual search training platform, designed to help instructors detect an agent’s eye movements and determine a trainee’s eye patterns when conducting ID and face analysis tasks.
Michael Shekot, branch chief of the CBP Officer Basic Training group, said that eye-tracking technologies help boost visual search patterns previously unavailable using traditional methods.
He added that platforms such as the Eye-dentify systems helps offer feedback on trainee performance and mitigate the root causes of current training challenges.
CBP has used the Eye-dentify platform for new-hire training classes conducted at FLETC. DHS noted that the agency also plans to utilize the platform for other tasks such as pre-assault and suspicious behavior detection.
“We want to continue to engage even more stakeholders across the Homeland Security Enterprise and get the technology to our font-line agents and officers that will benefit the most from advanced, innovative and adaptive training,” said Darren Wilson, program manager at DHS S&T’s First Responders Group.