US DoD renews identity verification contract with MorphoTrust


The US Department of Defense (DoD) has renewed its contract with MorphoTrust, a security solution provider based in Massachusetts.

Under the $3.5m contract, MorphoTrust's automated biometric identification system (ABIS) will allow the DoD to search, process, compare and manage identity data of enrolled individuals.

The biometric system can verify individuals' identities in situations critical to national security.

"Federal agencies need to be able to reliably verify the identities of individuals whenever national security is involved."

The DoD will be able to enrol biometric images, including those of the face, finger, palm or iris, for near-instantaneous, one-to-one and one-to-many identity checks.

According to MorphoTrust, ABIS facilitates the DoD's identity record-keeping, management, ID verification and deduplication mission goals.

The department recently introduced a new policy aiming to guide development of the DoD's cyber forces.

The policy also outlines the DoD's contributions to national defence measures against cyber attacks.

MorphoTrust CEO Bob Eckel said: "Federal agencies need to be able to reliably verify the identities of individuals whenever national security is involved, and wherever identity is critical to their mission.

"Over the years, MorphoTrust has served the identity needs of DoD and many other agencies, and our team looks forward to bringing our expertise and support in the years ahead."

Apart from federal agencies, MorphoTrust also caters to the needs of other organisations, including aviation and law enforcement agencies.

The company has several products, including a mobile driver's license (mDL), electronic ID (eID), Identix trusted identity as a service (TIaaS), and MorphoTrust complete MVA system.