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Modernization of Biometric Capture

Description:

TECHNOLOGY AREA(S): Information Systems

OBJECTIVE:

Develop a concept for capturing iris scans. Conceptualize and design an innovative biometric repository for capturing facial scans.

DESCRIPTION:

DMDC can collect 10-fingerprint collections, iris scans, and facial scans from various sources. The primary population for biometric collection by DMDC consists of "Blue Force" personnel, such as Service Members, DoD Contractors, and DoD Civilians and Family Members. Upon capture of these biometrics, DMDC must ensure there are robust storage capabilities that are adequately protected and capable of processing stored biometrics for identity resolution and authentication efficiently.


Biometric data gathering and storage technology exists today. However, the integration of stored biometric data for the use of identity verification and authentication is limited and not widely used. The purpose of this research is to provide analytical and laboratory studies applying research to perform advanced technology development to integrate stored biometric data technology with verification and authentication technologies.

PHASE I:

  • Design a concept for capturing, storing, and using biometrics for person verification and authentication
  • Design/develop an innovative concept along with the limited testing of materials for the above
  • Provide a plan for practical deployment of the proposed

PHASE II:

Phase II will involve the following:


COA 1) Leverage the findings from Phase 1, develop and demonstrate a prototype;


COA 2) Develop concept for capturing iris scans;


COA 3) Coceptualize and design an innovative biometric repository for capturing facial scans.


The TRLs for this phase are:

  • Non-Hardware and Software - TRL #7
  • Hardware and Software - TRL #6


Phase II will involve the following:


COA 1) Leverage the findings from Phase 1, develop and demonstrate a prototype;


COA 2) Develop concept for capturing iris scans;


COA 3) Conceptualize and design an innovative biometric repository for capturing facial scans.


The TRLs for this phase are:

  • Non-Hardware and Software - TRL #7
  • Hardware and Software - TRL #6

PHASE III:

This research has the potential to strengthen proofing and authentication controls to DoD networks and physical buildings. The results will be applicable to other federal agencies and the commercial world to enhance security for online banking, ecommerce, and protecting data. It would provide methods for government agencies and corporate entities to capture and validate biometrics as a form of identity proofing, verification, and authentication instead of in person proofing or less secure forms of authentication. Many agencies and corporations need this capability to securely provide self-service online services.

KEYWORDS: Identity Management, Biometrics, Facial Recognition, Authentication, and Identity Verification.

References:

1. Technology Insight for Biometric Authentication, Gartner, 2018

2. Department of Defense Instruction 1000.13 Identification (ID) Cards for Members of the Uniformed Services, Their Dependents, and Other Eligible Individuals, Department of Defense, 2017

3. Federal Information Processing Standards 201-2 Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2013

4. Department of Defense Directive 8521.01E DoD Biometrics, Department of Defense, 2016

5. Special Publication 800-79-2 Guidelines for the Authorization of PIV Card Issuers and Derived PIV Credential Issuers, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2015

6. Special Publication 800-63A Digital Identity Guidelines: Enrollment and Identity Proofing, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2017

7. Regulation 680-3 Personnel Information Systems Entrance Processing and Reporting System Management, United States Military Entrance Processing Command, 2018

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