The Office of Biometric Identity Management intends to migrate the government’s biometric identification database to a new platform to optimize federal agencies’ security, GovernmentCIO Media and Research reported Friday.
OBIM will move information from the Automated Biometric Identification System to the planned Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology suite. The new system will utilize fingerprint and cloud computing capabilities to help the office handle data lulls and surges in biometric identification requests.
David Grauel, program manager for HART, said the office has created a dedicated team to handle privacy and security concerns for U.S. citizens. The previous biometric suite was launched in 1994 and has stored over 220 million unique biometric data and handled 320,000 daily queries with 99.7 percent efficiency.