The goal of this Policy is to establish a framework to reach interagency consensus on biometric standards adoption for the Federal government. Federal agency adoption of these recommended standards, and associated conformity assessment programs, will enable necessary next generation Federal biometric systems, facilitate biometric system interoperability, and enhance the effectiveness of biometrics products and processes. Download (2MB)
The Registry of USG Recommended Biometric Standards (Registry) supplements the NSTC Policy for Enabling the Development, Adoption and Use of Biometric Standards. This Registry is based upon interagency consensus on biometric standards required to enable the interoperability of various Federal biometric applications, and to guide Federal agencies as they develop and implement related biometric programs. The Subcommittee will continuously review the content of this document, and release updated versions as required to assist agencies in the implementation and reinforcement process of biometric standards to meet agency-specific mission needs.
To assist Federal agencies support biometric system interoperability, this section provides supplemental standards and testing related information in support of the NSTC Policy for Enabling the Development, Adoption and Use of Biometric Standard and the Registry of USG Recommended Biometric Standards. Download
This Catalog of USG Biometric Product Testing Programs (Catalog) supplements the Registry of USG Recommended Biometric Standards, which was developed through a collaborative, interagency process within the Subcommittee on Biometrics and Identity Management and approved by the NSTC Committee on Technology. This document provides a listing of Federal biometric testing and certification programs, and is a supplementary guide to Federal agencies as they develop and implement biometric programs. The Subcommittee’s standards and conformity assessment working group is tasked to develop and update the Catalog. Download