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Proposal Number: DHSST-LRBAA14-02-CSD.05-0011-I
Proposal Title: Multimodal Biometric Fusion Study and Pilot
Topic Number: CSD.05
Topic Title: Identity Management (IdM)
Organization: Booz Allen Hamilton
Address: 8283 GREENSBORO DR
Mclean, VA 22102-7876  
Abstract: We understand DHS S&T's mission to support basic and applied research pertinent to homeland security. The DHS OBIM provides critical support to the first responder community and partners through store, match and share of biometric identity information for a large, growing repository of identities. Traditionally, biometric data is used independently to perform searches (e.g., searching using fingerprints, faces, or iris probe templates), however, significant performance gains and processing efficiency can be achieved by augmenting and fusing biometric modalities and matching schemes. Novel fusion strategies are needed to keep up with requirements for accurate and timely responses using all of the data at OBIM's disposal. This proposal describes a three phased approach to improving OBIM search capabilities through multi-modal biometric fusion. In Phase 1 of this Multi-modal fusion study and pilot, we will evaluate OBIM's current match, store, share capability and data to develop a fusion strategy leveraging the wealth of data provided by OBIM's customers. The primary objective of this study is to improve match performance accuracy allowing for scaling of OBIM searches to accommodate a growing database (200M+ identities) and increased number of transactions. A secondary objective of this study is to investigate techniques improving search speed. Informed by the fusion strategy, in Phase 2 we will integrate COTS/GOTS and custom tools to build backend software tools for fusion. Finally, in Phase 3 we will work with OBIM engineers to transition the developed fusion tools for evaluation on operational data and matching systems
Award/Contract Number: 140D7D18C0004
Period of Performance: 12/22/2017 - 06/21/2019
Award/Contract Value: $775,162.58
Award/Obligated Amount: $0.00