Army seeks facial-recognition, fingerprinting technologies

The Army wants 3-D facial-recognition and multispectral fingerprinting technologies for its Biometrics Automated Toolset program managed by the Language and Technology Center at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

In a presolicitation notice published July 3, the Army set performance objectives for both requirements. An RFP is expected to be released on July 28.

The facial-recognition requirement calls for a 3-D face model generator, enrollment and identification modules, a video/IP interface and a Web client for the identification, enrollment and video components of the automated toolset. The contractor must also be able to build and support a prototype system that incorporates the various software components.

The fingerprint technology requirement entails a product development plan, a working multispectral prototype sensor, a fully functional working model of a multispectral imaging fingerprint capture device and delivery of 50 fully functional units integrated into the automated toolset.

For more information, contact contract specialist Andy Fainer at or contracting officer Victoria Warford at

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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