Biometric access control to be used for authentication across US Department of Defence sites

Biometric Authentication Systems

Biometric access control is likely to become the user authentication solution of choice for numerous sites across the US Department of Defence, a news report has been able to suggest.

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is expected to receive direction in January for its plan to replace the Common Access Card (CAC) with an identity management system making greater use of biometrics. The Office of Management and Budget will release an identity management policy under the IT Modernization Strategy for public comment within 45 days, the source reveals.

The DoD is on the cusp of breakthroughs in biometrics that could be used to update its physical and logical access controls, according to the report.

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Biometric technology uses human physical attributes as locks and keys, making it particularly suitable for access control systems on the buildings of large organisations. Using biometrics for security and identification requires meeting two challenges: they must be cheap enough and sufficiently simple to be used by ordinary users. Furthermore, for enhanced security, these biometric access control systems should combine two or more types of authentication, such as coupling fingerprints with key codes or passwords to provide greater trust that who is logging in is only who is expected to do so.

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