NIST releases report on future of biometric standards
26 August, 2009
category: Biometrics, Government
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published a report, called Mobile ID Device Best Practice Recommendation Version 1, that details recommendations for best practices in the next generation of portable and mobile biometric devices.
The specific items they are drawing attention to in the report deal with interoperability between technology and hardware housing the technology as biometrics are increasingly becoming a wide-spread and common technology found in such objects as PDAs and mobile phones.
The guidelines outlined in the publication are intended to ensure that future generations of the technology allow for interoperability so as to ease use for anybody, but specifically for first responders, military, criminal justice and industry. With the guidelines followed, a user’s biometric information would be able to remain consistent from system to system independent of the technology measuring or used to enroll the individual.