U.S. Government Workshop: Biometric Standards in Support of the Global War on Terrorism [open pdf - 334KB]
"The need for technologies that can provide for better border security, force protection, and counterterrorism measures is essential to winning the Global War on Terrorism. In the context of this war, it is increasingly important for U.S. Government agencies to have the capability to leverage biometric technology to link individuals to their previous names, aliases, and prior activities. Standards are critical to this effort's success because they enable interoperability among different systems that collect, store, and exchange biometric data. This interoperability is essential to sharing national security threat information with U.S. Government agencies and allies. Recognizing this need, the Department of Defense (DoD) Biometrics Management Office (BMO), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) co-sponsored the first U.S. Government Workshop on Biometric Standards in Support of the Global War on Terrorism on 25 May 2004." This document reports on the findings and conclusions that resulted from the workshop's activities.
Department of Defense, Biometrics Management Office: http://www.biometrics.dod.mil/