13IT-00-FACE - Software, Facial Recognition


Facial recognition software for access control, identification of criminal actors (IFF), etc.

This functionality may also be obtainable via subscription as a cloud-based service using a web browser interface or a mobile app, as opposed to purchasing software.  However, special security considerations apply for data stored remotely.  See 04AP-11-SAAS for further information.

Grant Notes:

DHS has adopted INCITS 385-2004, Information technology - Face Recognition Format for Data Interchange. Only software compliant with this standard will be allowable.

FEMA Related Grant Programs:

  • Amtrak - (IPR - Amtrak)
  • Intercity Bus Security Grant Program (IBSGP)
  • Port Security Grant Program (PSGP)
  • State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)
  • Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program (THSGP)
  • Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP)
  • Urban Areas Security Initiative Program (UASI)

Standardized Equipment List

For more information on operating considerations, mandatory and applicable standards, and training requirements, visit the Interagency Board’s Standardized Equipment List site. Note: some equipment items on the Authorized Equipment List maynot be listed on the Standardized Equipment List.

System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders

For market survey reports, visit the System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders site. To search for an equipment item, use the same Authorized Equipment List item number. Note: some equipment items may not have market survey reports.

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