Standards, a general set of rules to which all complying procedures, products or research must adhere, offer a myriad of benefits. They reduce differences between products and promote an aura of stability, maturity and quality to both consumers and potential investors.
The Executive Board of INCITS established the Technical Committee M1, Biometrics, in November 2001 to ensure a high priority, focused, and comprehensive approach in the United States for the rapid development and approval of formal national and international generic biometric standards. The M1 program of work includes biometric standards for data interchange formats, common file formats, application program interfaces, profiles, and performance testing and reporting. The goal of M1's work is to accelerate the deployment of significantly better, standards-based security solutions for purposes, such as, homeland defense and the prevention of identity theft as well as other government and commercial applications based on biometric personal authentication.
M1 serves as the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (U.S. TAG) for the international organization ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37 on Biometrics, which was established in June 2002. As the U.S. TAG to SC 37, M1 is responsible for establishing U.S. positions and contributions to SC 37, as well as representing the U.S. at SC 37 meetings.
More information my be obtained by visiting the INCITS M1 Web Site.
|JTC 1/SC 37/WG 1||Harmonized biometric vocabulary
The convener can be reached through: SCC
|JTC 1/SC 37/WG 2||Biometric technical interfaces
The convener can be reached through: KATS
|JTC 1/SC 37/WG 3||Biometric data interchange formats
The convener can be reached through: DIN
|JTC 1/SC 37/WG 4||Biometric functional architecture and related profiles
The convener can be reached through: ANSI
|JTC 1/SC 37/WG 5||Biometric testing and reporting
The convener can be reached through: BSI
|JTC 1/SC 37/WG 6||Cross-jurisdictional and societal aspects
The convener can be reached through: UNI
More information can be found by visiting the JTC 1 / SC37 Web Site.