Defense site puts a face on govt. biometrics

The Defense Department's Biometrics Knowledgebase System, which restricts some content to .gov and .mil domains, will serve as a central government source for biometrics policy and practices.

The knowledge base, at, is the home to product testing criteria, reports, surveys, white papers, background research, glossaries and tutorials on fingerprint, iris, voice, facial and hand geometry biometrics.

More than 100 users have registered, a center spokesman said, and he expects 100 times that number to join each year.

The site's security includes firewalls, packet monitoring, domain network filters, passwords and encryption.

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