Global Operations and Biometrics: Next Generation Capabilities and Policy Implications
Civilian research project
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This paper evaluates the current and future state of biometric modalities with application to national security operations on a global basis. The technical evaluations are compared for likelihood of significant breakthrough within the next five to ten years. Next Generation Genomic Analysis, also characterized as Next Generation DNA biometrics, stand out in terms of breakthrough potential in enabling national security operations and countering networked actors and 21st Century security threats. The paper further develops and assesses the breakthrough implications in applied scenarios, or use cases, for national security operations. An evaluation of United States national security policy, presidential directives and law demonstrates a gap in terms of policy scope and applicability to these breakthroughs. The paper provides recommendations to the user and policy community to close these gaps ahead of the coming technology advances in order to ensure the nation s national security posture retains the advantage through use of these capabilities, continuing to ensure the rights, confidences and protections of American Citizens.
- Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering