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Biometric Standards

Information on biometric standards
Central source of information on biometrics-related activities of the Federal government.
Biometrics Resource Center
Information related to biometrics standards and conformity assessment

NSTC Policy for Enabling the Development, Adoption and Use of Biometric Standards

Policy - The goal is to establish a framework to reach inter-agency consensus on biometric standards adoption for the Federal government. Federal agency adoption of these recommended standards and associated conformity assessment programs will enable necessary next generation Federal biometric systems, facilitate biometric system interoperability, and enhance the effectiveness of biometrics products and processes.

Registry of USG Recommended Biometric Standards

Supplements the NSTC Policy for Enabling the Development, Adoption and Use of Biometric Standards. This Registry is based upon interagency consensus on biometric standards required to enable the interoperability of various Federal biometric applications, and to guide Federal agencies as they develop and implement related biometric programs. The Subcommittee will continuously review the content of this document, and release updated versions as required to assist agencies in the implementation and reinforcement process of biometric standards to meet agency-specific mission needs.

Supplemental Information in Support of the NSTC Policy for Enabling the Development, Adoption and Use of Biometric Standards, August 10, 2009

Supplemental Information - for standards and testing in support of the NSTC Policy for Enabling the Development, Adoption and Use of Biometric Standard and the Registry of USG Recommended Biometric Standards.