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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

New NIST Publication Recommends Best Fits Between Federal ‘Locks’ and ‘Keys’
Release Date: 04/01/2008

Federal agencies have begun issuing a secure form of government-wide ID known as the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card, mandated in 2004 … more

NIST Shows On-card Fingerprint Match Is Secure, Speedy
Release Date: 04/01/2008

A fingerprint identification technology for use in Personal Identification Verification (PIV) cards that offers improved protection from identity … more

NIST Requests Comments on Proposed Biometrics Lab Program
Release Date: 03/05/2008

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking public comments on a proposed new program to accredit testing laboratories … more

Biometrics Standards Registry for U.S. Government Issued for Public Comment; Deadline is March 10
Release Date: 02/08/2008

An interagency subcommittee of the White House's National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) issued a draft document today that lists … more

Registration Open for Biometrics Conference
Release Date: 05/25/2006

Registration is now open for the Biometrics Consortium Conference 2006, one of the nation's largest conferences featuring the latest advances in … more

NIST Issues Final Federal Biometric Specs
Release Date: 02/02/2006

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) yesterday issued the final publication describing how biometrics should be stored on … more

Conference to Highlight New Biometric Technologies
Release Date: 08/26/2005

The Biometrics Consortium Conference 2005 will address the latest trends in research, development, testing and application of biometric … more

First Large-Scale Evaluation of Iris Recognition Under Way
Release Date: 08/10/2005

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced that it is running the Iris Challenge Evaluation (ICE), the first … more

NIST Study Shows Computerized Fingerprint Matching Is Highly Accurate
Release Date: 07/06/2004

Computerized systems that automatically match fingerprints have become so sophisticated that the best of them are accurate more than 99 percent of … more

Commerce's NIST Reports Significant Advances Made in Facial Recognition Technology
Release Date: 03/13/2003

Computers have become much more adept at “recognizing” human faces during the past two years, states a report released today by the Commerce … more

NIST: Both Fingerprints, Facial Recognition Needed to Protect U.S. Borders
Release Date: 02/11/2003

Commerce Agency Recommends 'Dual Approach' as Best Option A dual approach that employs both fingerprint and facial recognition technology is the … more

Frederick Resident Receives Award for Strengthening NIST Ties with Industry
Release Date: 11/30/2000

The National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the Commerce Department's Technology Administration, has presented its 2000 … more

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