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DHS and TSA adjust digital strategies with biometrics, facial recognition

By Joel R. McConvey

U.S. government agencies are adapting in real time to a digital landscape transformed by AI, identity fraud, deepfakes and biometric technologies. Following its release of an AI roadmap and the formation of an AI advisory board, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a first-of-its-kind strategic plan for innovation and R&D. Meanwhile, some say the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is not moving fast enough on new tech tools, while others worry its use of facial recognition will lead to mass surveillance.

n its Innovation, Research & Development (IRD) Strategic Plan, Fiscal Years 2024-2030, DHS “identifies ways to coordinate IRD investments to maximize impacts across our components and missions.” An opening note from Under Secretary for Science and Technology Dr. Dimitri Kusnezov lays out the stakes in urgent terms. “Innovations, such as the rapid development and wide adoption of Artificial Intelligence, are major disruptors of the homeland security enterprise (HSE) and empower our adversaries,” Kusnezov writes.

“IRD initiatives provide DHS the key mechanisms to keep pace with this changing strategic environment. The technologies that emerge from our IRD investments are critical to ensuring our front-line operators have the tools they need to stay ahead of our adversaries and better prepare for and respond to natural hazards.”

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