Biometric Systems Used by U.S. Forces in Iraq Called Inadequate

By Sebastian Sprenger / November 14, 2007 at 5:00 AM
Biometric identification tools used by U.S. forces in Iraq to keep track of insurgents and criminals are ill-suited for everyday front-line use because they are slow and their data cannot be easily shared, according to a panel of Navy and Army experts. "Present biometric systems, while useful and improving, fall far short of what our forces need," concludes an unreleased draft report from the Naval Research Advisory Council and the Army Science Board. Senior service leaders had asked the panels...

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