While the military use of biometrics for identifying potential combatants in the field in Iraq has been useful to military personnel, the state of biometrics at forts and other military stations on U.S. soil has been running into numerous problems, according to an Associated Press article.
The main issue is that while the technology has grown there are a lack of standards set for domestic military biometrics that keeps many stations from being able to access proper databases.
Many of the concerns came to light through the speaking engagement of Air Force General Gene Renuart at a recent biometrics conference where he spoke of different agencies carrying different biometric ID cards that may or may not match up with other systems at all.
One such road block keeping them from quickly streamlining these biometric systems is the fears of misuse of information in the U.S. Many are hopeful that the presidential directive signed by George Bush and due by June 2009 to have guidelines in place for collection, storage, use and sharing of biometric data will continue as planned and have some solutions to their current problems.
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