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DHS S&T to Test New Remote Identity Validation Technologies

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The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate will host a series of technology challenges in 2023 to evaluate remote identity validation platforms designed to combat identity fraud.

DHS S&T said Tuesday the Remote Identity Validation Technology Demonstration program will test the performance and fairness of systems to authenticate identity documents and assess identity verification attempts made by users using smartphone images.

RIVTD aims to develop secure, accurate remote identity validation technologies for use in commercial or government applications. 

DHS S&T intends to use the test results to inform efforts to standardize and certify technologies capable of preventing identity theft.

The agency will conduct the technology demonstration in collaboration with the Transportation Security Administration, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Homeland Security Investigations Forensic Laboratory and other federal agencies.