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DARPA seeks to blend biometrics with passwords in DOD cyber security without new hardware

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January 17, 2012
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire, Requirements, Technology
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Military information securityexperts at the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in Arlington, Va., are asking for industry’s help in developing ways to blendbiometrics into U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) military cyber security systems without installing new hardware. The intent is no only to save time and money, but also to help bolster existing DOD computer security that relies primarily on requiring uses to type in long and complex passwords.

DARPA on Friday issued a broad agency announcement (DARPA-BAA-12-06) for the initial phase of the Active Authentication program to develop software-based biometric approaches to verify the identities of authorized DOD computer users not only at login, but also throughout the courses of the users’ computer sessions.

via Military Aerospace, continued here.