ACIC spent $34m on a biometric service that was scrapped © 123RF
ACIC spent $34m on a biometric service that was scrapped © 123RF

Biometric database contract management was 'deficient'

28 January 2019

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s (ACIC) management of its failed biometric identification database was “deficient in almost every significant respect”, the country’s auditor general has said.

ACIC ended up spending $34m on the biometric identification service (BIS), which was scrapped in June last year with no deliverables ever being met.

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