The Computer Security Division (CSD) of NIST/ITL develops conformance test architectures (CTAs) and test suites (CTSs) to support users that require conformance to selected biometric standards. Product developers as well as testing laboratories can also benefit from the use of these tools. This project supports the possible establishment of conformity assessment programs for biometrics and also supports NIST/ITLs Forensic Science Program by making conformance testing tools available that provide developers, users, and purchasers with increased levels of confidence in product quality and increases the probability of successful interoperability of biometrics and forensic data. One of the test tools is a CTA/CTS designed to test implementations of ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 (AN-2011) Data Format for the Interchange of Fingerprint, Facial & Other Biometric Information for selected Record Types based on twelve hundred test assertions previously developed. As part of the process associated with the extension of the first version of BioCTS for AN-2011, NIST/ITL CSDs staff identified over two-hundred test assertions necessary to meet the conformance requirements for the AN-2011 Record Type 18- DNA Record. These test assertions are documented using the format specified in NIST Special Publication 500-295, Conformance Testing Methodology for ANSI/NIST-ITL 1- 2011, Data Format for the Interchange of Fingerprint, Facial & Other Biometric Information (Release 1.0).
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7933
NIST Pub Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Pub Type: NIST Pubs
ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011, biometrics, conformance testing, conformance test architecture, CTA, CTS, BioCTS, conformance test suite, data interchange, DNA data, Record Type 18, test assertions, testing methodology