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We conduct evaluations of fingerprint matching technologies to support standards, measurement and evaluation methods, and technology capabilities.


Fingerprint Recognition

We conduct technology evaluations of fingerprint matching, identification, and verification systems.

Fingerprint Compression

To establish normative guidance and certification pathways for the compression of fingerprint imagery.


The standard provides methods for agencies that use automatic fingerprint identification systems obtained from different suppliers to exchange fingerprint information. The standard provides for the exchange of any combination of descriptive textual information, extracted feature (minutiae-based) information, or fingerprint image information for direct input to a remote automated fingerprint identification system processor.

NEXT Generation Fingerprint Technologies

This effort strategically focuses on new trends and innovations in fingerprint capture technologies looking to address standards, performance, and interoperability requirements. 

Created November 15, 2010, Updated May 8, 2019