Biometrics on the ground and in the DOD

July 2009
Soldiers;Jul2009, Vol. 64 Issue 7, p10
The article focuses on the use of biometric applications by the U.S. Department of Defense as a means of protecting national security. The Biometrics Task Force located in Arlington, Virginia is an organization formed by the said department that makes use of biometrics to verify identities in the war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as identify harmless individuals from insurgents and terrorists.


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