DOD forms a senior biometrics group

DOD forms a senior biometrics group

The Defense Department has created a decision-making group to help guide development of the Biometrics Enterprise Solution, DOD's enterprise architecture for biometrics.

The Biometrics Senior Coordinating Group, composed of DOD officials, had its first meeting yesterday to recognize all members and meet with its chairman, Army deputy CIO David Borland, and to discuss the department's goal to deploy biometrics agencywide.

The plan is to embed biometrics on every Common Access Card and within DOD's tactical environments by 2005.

The group will vote on various facets of the department's enterprise architecture, acting on suggestions from the existing Biometrics Enterprise Solution working groups composed of Army, Navy, Air Force, DOD Biometrics Management Office and other military and civilian DOD agency officials.

All groups report to Defense CIO John Stenbit.

The working groups research biometrics policy and aspects such as economic analysis, requirements, legal architecture, acquisition, collection, storage, access, retrieval and use.

'The working groups are down in the trenches doing the research, actually doing the legwork,' said a DOD spokesperson.

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