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No Strings Attached: NIST Protocol Helps Communicate Biometrics from Anywhere
Release Date: 05/02/2012

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed and published a new protocol for communicating with … more

Iris Recognition Report Evaluates 'Needle in Haystack' Search Capability
Release Date: 04/17/2012

Identifying people by acquiring pictures of their eyes is becoming easier, according to a new report* from the National Institute of Standards and … more

International Community Gathers at NIST in March to Discuss Biometric Performance and Testing
Release Date: 01/24/2012

The International Biometric Performance Conference 2012, to be held March 5-9 at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will … more

New NIST Biometric Data Standard Adds DNA, Footmarks and Enhanced Fingerprint Descriptions
Release Date: 12/06/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published a revised biometric standard in November, 2011, that vastly expands the type … more

NIST Co-sponsors Biometrics Consortium Conference, Sept. 27-29 in Tampa, Florida
Release Date: 08/02/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will co-sponsor the 2011 Biometric Consortium Conference , Sept. 27-29, 2011, at the … more

Financial Services Sector Signs Cybersecurity Research Agreement with NIST, DHS
Release Date: 12/08/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has joined in a new public-private partnership to spur cybersecurity innovation in the … more

Key to Security: Biometrics Standards
Release Date: 03/02/2010

NIST develops and tests biometrics (e.g., fingerprint, face, iris, and multimodal) standards and technology that promote security, … more

International Biometrics Conference to Meet at NIST March 2-4
Release Date: 02/16/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is co-sponsoring an international conference on biometric performance March 2-4 at NIST … more

Handheld Touch Screen Device May Lead to Mobile Fingerprint ID
Release Date: 12/15/2009

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Hostage Rescue Team had a problem--they needed a small, portable tool to identify fingerprints and … more

NIST Test Proves ‘The Eyes Have It’ for ID Verification
Release Date: 11/03/2009

The eyes may be the mirror to the soul, but the iris reveals a person's true identity--its intricate structure constitutes a powerful biometric. A … more

Showcase - Bio-imaging Technologies (9/2009)
Release Date: 10/06/2009

A TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND FEDERAL MARKETPLACE EVENT TEDCO, NIST and NIH Present Bio-imaging Technologies For Commercial Adoption On Tuesday, … more

Biometrics Conference Meets Sept. 22–24 in Florida
Release Date: 08/25/2009

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Security Agency (NSA) are cosponsoring the Biometric Consortium … more

Who Are You? Mobile ID Devices Find Out Using NIST Guidelines
Release Date: 08/25/2009

A new publication that recommends best practices for the next generation of portable biometric acquisition devices--Mobile ID--has been published … more

Saying ‘Cheese’ for More Effective Border Security
Release Date: 11/25/2008

A graphical overlay can improve the quality of facial images obtained by facial recognition systems. Credit: NIST View hi-resolution image Facial … more

Biometric Consortium Conference 2008 Will Be Held Sept. 23-25
Release Date: 09/03/2008

The Biometric Consortium Conference 2008, to be held in Tampa, Fla., Sept. 23-25, will focus on biometric technologies for homeland security, … more

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