Friday, August 24, 2007

Biometrics and FIPS201

The biometric backbone of the FIPS 201 ID card programFollowing the publication of the FIPS 201 standard in 2005, a series of specifications evolved defining the functionality and interaction of the components that together make up a comprehensive biometrics-enabled credentialing system. The requirements set forth in FIPS 201 were divided among twenty product categories and three services that form the GSA’s Approved Product List (APL). There are six categories that cover specific biometric technologies. Because PIV cards utilize fingerprint and facial biometrics, the categories are split between the two technologies
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