Report Urges Navy to Tap Intelligence Value of Biometrics

By Sebastian Sprenger / November 16, 2007 at 5:00 AM
The Navy should work to enhance the intelligence value of biometric data by fusing it with geospatial information and knowledge about the social fabric of local populations where U.S. ground forces operate, a new study by the Naval Research Advisory Council recommends. "Biometrics has the potential to make a major contribution to situational awareness," states a July 18 draft version of the yet-unreleased NRAC report, "Biometrics for Military Operations." "If combined with time and location data, and if correlated through...

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