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Microsoft, biometrics firm to tackle homeland security

Security software company Saflink said Wednesday that it would work with Microsoft to develop software for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, sending its shares to its highest level in a month. Saflink makes biometric software for such applications as fingerprint scans and other security features. The deal aims to combine Saflink’s software with Microsoft’s business software. “Together, we provide a compelling solution for Homeland Security programs involving biometrics, smart cards, tamper-proof identities and physical security controls,” said Mark Belk, Microsoft’s chief architect for homeland security software. Full Story

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