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NIST sponsors biometric event in Tampa


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will co-sponsor the 2012 Biometric Consortium Conference (BCC 2012), September 18-21, 2012, at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla.

The annual conference, produced in cooperation with the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), is focused on the latest advances in biometric technologies for identity management, electronic commerce, defense, homeland security and border crossing.

The conference will begin with a history-based keynote on over 90 years of biometrics at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The event’s sessions will then move to address the current state of identity management, updates on face and iris recognition, voice biometrics, rapid DNA analysis, biometric standards, and biometric technologies for accelerating identity management.

A presentation will spotlight the recently published NIST Special Publication 500-290, the new version of the ANSI/NIST-ITL standard. NIST’s session will highlight ongoing biometric projects in NIST’s Information Technology Laboratory.

In addition to the conference tracks, workshops will be held on a number of topics, including “Securing Your Biometric Data,” “Biometrics in a Cloud Computing Environment Panel” and “Report on the Role of Biometrics in the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) Identity Ecosystem.”

A biometrics training update will also be held for IEEE Certified Biometrics Professionals.

Speakers from India and Indonesia will also be in attendance to discuss the large biometric applications that are being undertaken in their countries.

For more information about this event and to register, please click here.

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