DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE DR. MYRA S. GRAY Over the past year, the BTF has grown and collection systems, intelligence systems, and expanded in the size of its staff, the diversity of other deployed biometrics repositories across its activities, and the impact it’s making. We’re the federal government. Improved functionality still helping warfighters to identify known and now expands the ways in which the data can be suspected criminals and capture those around used. New software algorithms and additional the world intent on harming Americans or their modalities are improving response times and property. This year, however, we saw a substantial providing more accurate match results.
CONTENTS 2 Identify, Enable, Protect 24 Joint, Interagency, and Multinational Integration Efforts 3 Background Driving Research and Innovation BTF 3 Public Law Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the 3 DOD Directive (DODD) Armed Forces Institute of Pathology 4 Biometrics Task Force (BTF) Mission 26 Protect and Share Biometric Information Defense Biometrics Architecture Overview 5 Biometrics Task Force Structure Biometrics Data Architecture Products 5 DOD Biometrics Enterprise Mission Employing Biometrics to Enable Protection of 11 Major FY09 Accomplishments Friendly Forces, Facilities, and Equipment 10 Governing the Enterprise 27 Privacy Engaging Leadership and the Biometrics 30 Real-Time Sharing Community Coordinating Development of Developing Knowledge Management for DOD Instruction DOD Biometrics 11 Identify the Individual 32 Interagency Agreements Next Generation ABIS (NGA) 1.0 Go-Live Develop DOD Policy to Enhance Employment Event of Biometrics Afghanistan Border Patrol 11 Information Sharing Submissions Airport Point of Entry Match Advancing Biometrics Standardization Tier 1 Watch List Match 13 Supporting the Warfighters 33 Facilities Acquiring Biometrics Capabilities for the Warfighter Data Sharing and Interoperability 35 Way Ahead Enhancing Lines of Communication Managing a Continuous Strategic Planning Biometrics Outreach Process Enterprise Architecture 17 Enable the Mission Architecture Priorities S&T Collaboration 18 Full-spectrum Support Establish Biometrics Resource Requirements 19 Enterprise Requirements Strategy Acquisition Cycle Congressional Executing DOD Biometrics Roles and Engagement COCOM Engagement Responsibilities DOD Biometrics S&T Future Goals Strategic Planning, Guidance, and Implementation Support Broad Agency 38 Conclusion Announcements (BAAs) and Biometric 40 Acronyms Technology Demonstrations (BTDs) Implementing an Enterprise Requirements Strategy.
ANNUAL REPORT FY09 ANNUAL REPORT FY09 IDENTIFY, ENABLE, PROTECT BACKGROUND When the Army’s biometrics program started and capture improvised explosive device (IED) PUBLIC LAW The relationship between the BTF and the DOD in 2000, its focus was determining how to use makers and insurgents and to protect In July 2000, Public Law 106-246 designated the Biometrics stakeholder community is essential biometrics to secure access to military networks, the identities of DOD and U.S. government Secretary of the Army as “… the Executive Agent to guiding the DOD to enterprise solutions that both on the battlefield and on the home front. (USG) personnel. Biometrics is being used to to lead, consolidate and coordinate all biometrics are cost-effective, functional, and beneficial to This focus began to change in 2003, when DOD ensure that only the right individuals have information assurance programs of the the entire federal biometrics community. This saw that biometrics could be used to prevent the access to U.S. facilities and networks and to Department of Defense (DOD).” At the time, DOD relationship is characterized by the responsibilities enemy in Iraq and Afghanistan from hiding behind assist in safeguarding the identities of those sought to leverage the promise of biometrics as assigned to all parties identified in the DODD. a web of multiple identities. It also then became same individuals. an enabling technology for activities such The DODD also ensures that DOD leverages the a DOD-wide effort. By 2006, this capability was as physical and logical access to facilities and expertise and capabilities of all DOD organizations firmly in place, and DOD saw biometrics as an This is the basis of Identify, Enable, Protect: three networks for DOD personnel. In the wake of to avoid duplication of mission functions.
ANNUAL REPORT FY09 ANNUAL REPORT FY09 BIOMETRICS TASK FORCE (BTF) MISSION BIOMETRICS TASK FORCE STRUCTURE The BTF’s mission is to lead DOD activities to database in support of the National Security A “DOD Biometrics Enterprise Strategic Plan” interests. The Biometrics Enterprise Strategic program, integrate, and synchronize biometrics Strategy. While DOD Biometrics has existed since that established a vision, a mission, goals, Plan (BESP) has established four goals, derived technologies and capabilities and to operate 2000, the BTF organization and the mission and objectives was approved by the DOD from DOD goals: Military Operations, Business and maintain the DOD authoritative biometrics outlined above have existed only since June 2006. Biometrics Executive Committee (EXCOM) on 27 Functions, Institutionalization, and Unity of Effort.
ANNUAL REPORT FY09 ANNUAL REPORT FY09 Institutionalization: ensure that biometrics capabilities and proactive engagement with is incorporated into standard DOD processes joint, interagency, and multinational partners and in order to enhance military operations and civilian populations.
ANNUAL REPORT FY09 ANNUAL REPORT FY09 MAJOR FY09 ACCOMPLISHMENTS GOVERNING THE ENTERPRISE Coordinating Development of DOD IDENTIFY THE INDIVIDUAL Next Generation DOD ABIS has increased the BTF 2009 planning initiatives focused on Instruction (4.2) An anonymous individual can be a tactical, scalability of the system both in the number improving DOD Biometrics Strategic Planning The PSA for Biometrics tasked the BTF with operational, or strategic threat. By leveraging of transactions processed and the number of Process predictability. The objective is to deliver developing a Biometrics DOD Instruction biometrics modalities, such as finger and storable biometrics submissions. The design integrated biometrics capabilities to warfighters (DODI) in coordination with the DOD biometrics palm prints, iris patterns, facial features, voice also allows easier integration of new biometrics and DOD business process owners. community. The DODI establishes the processes patterns, or DNA, biometrics strips away modalities as the technology matures.
ANNUAL REPORT FY09 ANNUAL REPORT FY09 SUPPORTING THE WARFIGHTERS The BTF’s requirements mission is to integrate The BTF maintains regular communication operational and technical processes that transform with U.S. forces in theater, including biweekly strategy into efficient and effective employment secure video teleconferences with Multi-National of biometrics capabilities. The BTF focuses Corps-Iraq (MNC-I) and U.S. Forces Afghanistan on supporting the warfighters in both areas of (USFOR-A). The BTF maintains a Request for responsibility (AORs) by addressing existing gaps Information tracker system, represents the BTF in personnel and equipment. The BTF ensures that at Biometrics and Forensics Working Group it works hand-in-hand with MNC-I and USFOR-A meetings, and provides briefings and training for to develop, analyze, synchronize, process, and personnel deploying in support of biometrics- implement all biometrics requirements.
ANNUAL REPORT FY09 ANNUAL REPORT FY09 Acquiring Biometrics Capabilities for the address capability gaps in multinational sharing. Warfighter (3.5) The BTF supported and provided biometrics The BTF fulfilled needed capabilities to the science and technology (S&T) expertise to warfighters and provided biometrics systems PACOM and its subordinate commands. With each to U.S forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. The experimentation event, the biometrics community BTF also successfully navigated the Biometric received significant technological, conceptual, Enabling Capabilities (BEC) and Joint Personnel or procedural results that are being leveraged to Identification (JPI) programs through Army shape the future of biometrics technologies for and Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) several years to come.