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Judging from the number of agencies that use it, facial recognition technology has gone mainstream in the federal government. The technology is getting faster and more accurate, and has a growing number of use cases. Federal Drive with Tom Temin got the latest from the director for science, technology assessment and analytics at the Government Accountability Office Candice Wright.

Tom Temin: Ms. Wright, good to have you back.

Candice Wright: Thank you for having me again, Tom.

Tom Temin: So this was a survey based more than kind of an audit investigation. And who did you ask about the use of facial recognition? Which agencies did you pull here?

Candice Wright: So Tom, for this work, we looked at 24 agencies, and these are the largest federal departments and agencies and surveyed them to…

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