The 2020 Biometric Technology Rally Results are now available!
2020 BIOMETRIC TECHNOLOGY RALLY
The 2020 Biometric Technology Rally creates a new technical challenge for industry: reliably identifying small, free-flowing
groups of individuals in crowded environments, like airports or ports of entry. This event will consist of an initial individual
processing phase, as well as an advanced group-processing phase. Technology providers will have to demonstrate strong
performance in the individual processing phase to qualify for the group-processing phase. As in 2019, data collected during
scenario testing will be used to assess the performance and interoperability of matching algorithms.
HOW TO APPLY
Application package requirements are detailed in the 2020 Rally Overview Slides. More information to be provided in the technical webinar on 04/07/2020. To RSVP to the technical webinar, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once your application package is ready, click ‘Submit Application’ below to initialize your application package e-mail. Please ensure to attach the following to your application e-mail:
- A whitepaper (5 pages or less, pdf format)
- A video (2 minutes or less, < 10 MB)
Phase II Group Testing: Date TBD
March 2, 2020
Call for participation
DHS S&T announces the 2020 Biometric Technology Rally, and calls on industry to submit an application to participate.
March 19, 2020
DHS S&T will host a Webinar live stream to present an overview of the 2020 Biometric Technology Rally to interested parties. There will be time for questions about the information presented, and the webinar slides will be available after the talk.
April 7, 2020
DHS S&T will host a webinar live stream to present technical information and detailed application instructions for interested technical providers. There will be time for questions about the information presented, and the slides will be available after the webinar.
April 30, 2020
Last day to submit application package for 2020 Biometric Technology Rally.
May 22, 2020
Conditional Acceptance Notification
DHS S&T notifies applicants of conditional acceptance to participate.
May 26, 2020
Post-Conditional Acceptance Webinar
DHS S&T will host a webinar live stream to present technical requirements for final acceptance, and logistical considerations and details for participation in the 2020 Biometric Technology Rally. There will be time for questions about the information presented, and the slides will be available after the webinar.
August 31, 2020
All Biometric Technology Provider Information Due
All required information from Biometric Technology Providers is due, including ethics training, API integration, CRADA signatures, and any other required materials.
September 8, 2020
Final Acceptance Notification
DHS S&T sends final approval notification to Biometric Technology Providers.
September 18, 2020
Matching Systems Docker Images Due
Matching Systems Docker Images Due
September 28, 2020
Phase 1 Installation at the MdTF
Acquisition System Providers will install their systems for the Phase 1 test event.
September 29, 2020
Stakeholders VIP Day
Acquisition System Providers participating in Phase 2 will have the opportunity to demonstrate their systems to VIPs
September 30, 2020
Phase 1 Test Begins
September 29 – October 1. Days dedicated to executing Phase 1 test procedures.
October 16, 2020
Complete informational webinar slides and other materials are available below.
Announcement Webinar - 3/19/2020:
Technical Webinar - 4/7/2020:
Post-Conditional Acceptance Webinar - 5/26/2020:
Logistics Update - 9/21/2020:
For additional information, please contact: