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Image Group

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The Image Group researches measurement and evaluation methods and develops standards to advance the use of image-based biometric technologies; current modalities include fingerprint, face, and iris. The Group works to promote accuracy and interoperability by working closely with industry, academia, and the group has a 40-year legacy of supporting the FBI and other government agencies. Members of the group serve on various standards committees in INCITS/M1, ISO/SC37, and we are the ANSI SDO for the ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2007 biometric data interchange standard used by law enforcement worldwide. The Group works to support the needs for Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-12 and the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card for federal employees and contractors; and we work closely with our federal partners on the White House National Science & Technology Council (NSTC) Subcommittee on Biometrics and Identity Management.

The Group’s activities fall under five project areas (Biometrics Standards; Fingerprint Testing; Face, Iris, & Multimodal Testing; Biometric Standards and Next Generation Test Bed.) These activities are coordinated in support of ITL Programs and IAD Programs/Projects as listed below. Additional information is found at:

biometrics.nist.gov

fingerprint.nist.gov

face.nist.gov

iris.nist.gov

Programs/Projects

Face, Iris, & Multimodal Testing—This project Advances standards and metrology in assessing performance of face, iris, & multimodal biometric system technologies while promoting innovation within industry through reference …

Biometrics Test Lab—Provides a secure, high-capacity, state of the art computer laboratory to continue support of biometrics standards and metrology program focusing on storage, computer cycles, networking, and …

Fingerprint Testing—Advances standards and metrology in assessing performance of fingerprint system technologies while promoting innovation within industry through coordinated performance assessment activities. …

Biometric Standards—This project develops clear, robust, tested, sufficient and implementable biometric data exchange formats, biometric sample quality, biometric acquisition and processing protocols, and conformance …

Next Generation Test Bed—This project provides a secure, high-capacity, state of the art computer laboratory to continue support of the biometrics standards and metrology program focusing on storage, computer cycles, …

 
Contact

General Information:
301-975-2946 Telephone
301-975-5287 Facsimile

100 Bureau Drive, M/S 8940
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8940