The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) has unplugged a biometric identification project. The ACIC cited project delays as the reason it’s terminated its contract with NEC Australia. NEC won the contract in 2016 from the ACIC’s predecessor organisation, CrimTrac, and it was supposed to be operational in 2017, with the company also expected to provide years of management services. The project’s original budget was $46 million, with the Sydney Morning Herald citing a PwC report saying it overshot that spend by $40 million.
ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register