The FBI Biometric Center of Excellence (BCOE) is pleased to share the results of an independent assessment of biometric technology the MITRE Corporation completed in June 2008. This technology assessment is a critical component of a comprehensive study entitled the SABER Report. It gauges the technical maturity of biometric modalities and evaluates the potential for expanding the FBI’s Certified Products List as these modalities mature.
The technology assessments are thorough reviews of the state-of-the-art in biometric modalities in three volumes. From fingerprints to vascular recognition and from applications to vulnerabilities, the tech assessments examine the current state of biometric technologies. This 10 month assessment involved an extensive survey of the market and industry, biometric technologies, current products, systems, independent performance evaluations, standards, and an overview of select research activities.
As we move forward, it is critical to ensure a coordinated effort across our community to effectively harness the benefits of emerging biometric technologies to support our nation’s law enforcement and intelligence missions, while protecting the privacy rights of individuals. The publication of the SABER Technology Assessment represents part of our information sharing efforts.
Your comments are important to us. To provide feedback on the SABER Report, please contact SABER@leo.gov.