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By SecureWorld News Team
Fri | Jun 21, 2019 | 4:45 AM PDT

This gives the saying "your head is in the clouds" a whole new meaning.

The Homeland Security Department recently decided it's going to move biometric data to the cloud.

Nextgov reports:

The agency’s Office of Biometric Identity Management will replace its legacy biometric analysis platform, called the Automated Biometric Identification System, or IDENT, with a new, more robust system hosted by Amazon Web Services, according to a request for information released Monday.

IDENT essentially serves as an enterprisewide clearinghouse for troves of biometric and biographic data collected by the Transportation Security Administration, Customs and Border Protection, Secret Service and other Homeland Security components.