Biometrics for National Security – The Case for a Whole of Government Approach

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Authors
  1. Meunier, P.
  2. Xiao, Q.
  3. Vo, T.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Security Science, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The improvements of the last few years have not only made biometrics more reliable but they have made them also cheaper and more capable of handling high volumes of transaction, and thus more suitable for public safety and security applications. Several governments around the world are now using biometrics as means of verifying the identity of visa applicants and visitors or as a means of expediting the passage of trusted travellers across borders. The sphere of influence of biometric technologies extends well beyond border applications, however, and the prevalence of this technology is likely to increase not just in the public sector, but in the private sector as well. The objective of this paper is to show the trends surrounding the use of biometrics to improve public safety and security and make the case for taking a holistic view of this capability so as to extract the greatest benefits in the most efficient and effective manner.

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Keywords
Biometrics;identity management
Report Number
DRDC-CSS-TM-2013-005 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Jun 2013
Number of Pages
42
DSTKIM No
CA037707
CANDIS No
537494
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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