DHS biometric program in trouble

Monday, 26 February 2007, 10:23 AM EST

A House Appropriations subcommittee and congressional investigators are renewing criticism of the US-VISIT program, a Department of Homeland Security initiative to collect and share biometric-fingerprint and facial data from all foreign visitors to the United States.

The GAO, the investigative arm of Congress, released a report (.pdf) this month revealing that, even as development costs settle, US-VISIT's overall price tag is spiraling up "without any accompanying explanation of the reasons," the report said.

At Wired.

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