The FBI has a new home base for biometric tech research
The FBI on Aug. 11 dedicated its 360,000-square-foot Biometric Technology Center -- a brand-new facility built to support ongoing collaboration between the FBI’s Biometric Center of Excellence and the Department of Defense’s Forensics and Biometrics Agency.
Located on the campus of the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division in Clarksburg, W.Va., the BTC will enable the Bureau’s CJIS Division, which has the largest centralized collection of biometric information in the world, and DOD, with its military biometrics database systems, to collaborate on advances in a wide variety of identification technologies. According to the FBI’s announcement, these include DNA analysis, iris recognition, voice patterns, facial patterns and palm prints.
The joint research also will help move biometric technologies and tools more quickly from the laboratory into the field. In addition to research, the BTC will focus on biometrics product certification, training, standards development, privacy rights and research into emerging technologies.
Posted by GCN Staff on Aug 13, 2015 at 1:51 PM