NIST releases revision of draft biometrics publication

SP 800-76-1, Biometric Data Specification for Personal Identity Verification

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a revised draft of “Biometric Data Specification for Personal Identity Verification,” NIST’s acquisition and formatting guidelines for Personal Identity Verification card biometrics.

“The changes include incorporation of the published errata document, clarification on performance testing and certification procedures, and caution regarding fingerprint minutiae generation,” states the National Security Personnel System’s Computer Security Resource Center Web site. The guide covers everything from fingerprint to facial-recognition technolgoy.

People can send comments on the draft to [email protected] by Oct. 5, with "Comments on Public Draft SP 800-76-1” in the subject line.

Featured

  • Government Innovation Awards
    Government Innovation Awards - https://governmentinnovationawards.com

    Congratulations to the 2021 Rising Stars

    These early-career leaders already are having an outsized impact on government IT.

  • Acquisition
    Shutterstock ID 169474442 By Maxx-Studio

    The growing importance of GWACs

    One of the government's most popular methods for buying emerging technologies and critical IT services faces significant challenges in an ever-changing marketplace

Stay Connected