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The long term goal of this project is to address fingerprint technology issues including: testing, fusion, and interoperability to support the development, standardization, and procurement of next generation IdM frameworks.
Most biometric-enabled identity management (IdM) systems utilize fingerprint technology for enrolling and issuing credentials, and then in subsequent authentication transactions. It is important to evaluate and understand the performance characteristics and limitations of fingerprint matching technologies as this has a direct impact on the reliability of the identity bound to the credential or transaction. Issues that must be addressed include: