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DHS seeks to track biometric data of workers in order to improve their ‘health and wellness’

Department will seek to monitor vital signs, “psychosocial information."

October 16, 2021 8:50am

Updated: October 16, 2021 1:29pm

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is seeking proposals for a new system that will allow it to track the biometric data of its workers in order to monitor their physical and mental well-being.

DHS said in a call for proposals this week that it is looking to “find innovative technological solutions that will improve the overall health and wellness of those consistently placed in high-stress and dangerous conditions” under DHS employment. 

“DHS is seeking capabilities that not only promote intervention action when necessary, but preemptively and in real-time optimize DHS personnel performance and resilience,” the agency added.

The window for proposals for the project extends until next April. 

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