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Tuesday, 27 July 2004, 2:07 PM EST

Employees in at least one Defense Department office no longer have to remember passwords or personal identification numbers.

DOD's Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration is about one year into a pilot program that lets about 1,300 users sign on to their computers and access applications with a fingerprint authentication system.

Officials at DOD chief information officer's office bought 200 fingerprint authentication solutions from DigitalPersona Inc. last summer and, within days, ordered 1,100 more, said Charlie Ahrens, the company's director of government relations.

By Dan Caterinicchia at FCW.

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