Summary of NIST Standards for Biometric Accuracy, Tamper Resistance, and Interoperability [open pdf - 398KB]
This appendix briefly outlines appropriate standards for biometric accuracy, tamper resistance, and interoperability based on current findings and test results. Due to the time constraints imposed by the Patriot and Enhanced Border Security acts, biometrics to be initially tested and certified by NIST as being highly accurate must conform to certain conditions. First, any biometric to be considered must be an available and established technology. Second, the captured biometric image outputs from the biometric devices must be available to NIST. Finally, large-scale databases of realistic samples must be available for testing.