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The Defense Forensics & Biometrics Agency

Biometrics 101

Welcome to the Biometrics 101 Tutorial.

This tutorial provides a high-level overview of biometric technologies, and is offered courtesy of the National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, DC.

DFBA is grateful to LTC Craig Kaucher for developing and presenting the content contained within this tutorial.

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Note that this tutorial does not necessarily represent an official DoD position on biometric technologies or the implementation of such technologies. The cited advantages of using biometrics, and descriptions of certain modalities should not be construed as DoD policy or an endorsement of any given technology or implementation approach.