Biometrics Today And Into The Future (2006)


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Biometrics Today And Into The Future (2006)

  1. 1. A Critical Look at the Biometrics Community Today and Into the Future Duane Blackburn Office of Science & Technology Policy
  2. 2. Disclaimer The views discussed in this presentation are that of the author, and does not represent USG Policy.
  3. 3. Primary Driving Forces • National Security • Homeland Security and Justice • eGovernment and enterprise security • Information/Financial transactions
  4. 4. National Security • Identification of past, existing, or potential threats ("red-force") • Qualification of non-U.S. non-threat persons ("grey-force") • Approval of U.S. non-threat (trusted) personnel ("blue-force")
  5. 5. Homeland Security and Justice • US-VISIT • IAFIS • DOS Face • Citizenship and Immigration Service’s Business Transformation • Transportation Worker Identity Card • First responder identification • Mobile Integrated Biometric Identification System
  6. 6. eGovernment and Enterprise Security • eGovernment interfaces can occur between government and – Other government agencies – Employees – Businesses – Citizens • Enterprise security – Anywhere authentication is needed
  7. 7. Information/Financial Transactions • Banking – In-bank services – ATM – Internet – Telephone • Point of Sale
  8. 8. Common Inhibitors • Technology Advancement • Standards & Conformance • Test & Evaluation • Data Sharing & System Integration • Privacy Planning • Outreach
  9. 9. Anticipated Benefits • Availability of interoperable solutions that meet today’s homeland and national security needs • Large-scale entrance of biometric technologies into the broader financial market • Accelerated improvements in biometric capabilities • Enhanced understanding of biometric system capabilities and limitations, and integration with accepted privacy principles • More secure and economically competitive nation • Increased competitiveness for American businesses and products
  10. 10. Federal Role • Identify obstacles that are keeping the biometrics community from meeting public and private needs • Encourage the evolution of the biometrics community to meet those needs • Provide resources and guidance to overcome those obstacles that the community is unable to provide on their own • Maximize efficiency and effectiveness of the federal R&D enterprise by – Planning biometric activities across the federal government to meet interagency needs – Selecting activities through competitive, peer-reviewed, award and review processes – Ensuring activities meet scientific and privacy-rights standards • Promote a scientifically literate population and a supply of qualified technical personnel commensurate with national needs • Strengthen international partnerships that foster the advancement of biometric technologies.
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