Overview: Founded in 1992, the Biometric Consortium is a US government sponsored consortium created by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). It serves as the US government focal point for the research, development, testing, evaluation and application of biometric-based personal authentication technology. Both NSA and NIST co-chair the consortium. The main event of this consortium is the Biometric Consortium Conference, held every fall.
Specifications: Available at: http://www.biometrics.org/standards.php
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Current Status: Active