WASHINGTON - US Directorate of National Intelligence seek new spying gadget, Be Aware it can spy from far away.
US’ Office of the Director of National Intelligence, submitted a Request for Information (RFI) on Friday, seeking industry input on the possible creation of a biometric identification system that can spot individuals from afar.
The solicitation link&=, which notes that the RFI is “solely for planning purposes and does not constitute a formal solicitation for proposals,” specifies that the Biometric Recognition and Identification at Altitude and Range (BRIAR) program aims to develop tools that are able to “facilitate unconstrained face recognition in which the pose, illumination, and expression of the subjects is not controlled or limited.”
“The IARPA Janus Program link and its resulting research is an example of such recent advances. However, there remains challenges in diverse face detection, verification, and identification when dealing with low-resolution or noisy imagery (e.g., motion blur, atmospheric turbulence),” reads the notice.
“Further research in the area of biometric recognition and identification at altitude and range may support protection of critical infrastructure and transportation facilities, military force protection, and border security.”