Rally Schedule

  • November 2017

  • November 07, 2017

    Call for Participation

    DHS S&T announces the Biometric Technology Rally to interested parties and begins accepting application packages.

  • November 17, 2017


    DHS S&T will host a Webinar live stream to present details of the Biometric Technology Rally to interested parties and answer questions. Information presented during the Webinar livestream will be available after the talk.

  • December 2017

  • December 08, 2017

    Application Submission Deadline

    Last day to submit application package for Biometric Technology Rally participation.

  • December 18, 2017

    Conditional Acceptance Notification

    DHS S&T notifies 12 applicants of conditional acceptance to participate.

    API Release

    The API will be delivered to Rally Participants for comments and system integration. Rally Participants will be able to submit comments to the MdTF team and limited support will be available.

  • January 2018

  • January 15, 2018

    End of API Comment Period

    Rally Participants will no longer be able to submit feedback about the API.

  • January 29, 2018

    Final API Release

    The final version of the API incorporating comments and bug fixes will be released to Rally Participants.

  • February 2018

  • February 7, 2018

    Final Approval Notification

    DHS S&T sends final approval notification to Rally Participants.

  • March 2018

  • March 12, 2018

    System Installation at the MdTF

    Rally Participants will install their systems for the Biometric Technology Rally at the MdTF to prepare for the test event.

    Gallery Release

    Rally Participants will receive a gallery of face biometric images if their systems perform on-board face matching.

  • March 15, 2018 - March 24, 2018

    Biometric Rally Test at the MdTF

  • April 2018

  • April 16, 2018

    Rally Data Released

    Rally Participants will receive data collected on their systems. Rally Participants will not receive data from systems other than their own.

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