This site is the central source of information on biometrics-related activities of the Federal government. Two sister sites provide a repository of biometrics-related public information (www.biometricscatalog.org) and opportunities for discussion (www.biometrics.org). These websites, working together, were developed to encourage greater collaboration and sharing of information on biometric activities among government departments and agencies; commercial entities; state, regional, and international organizations; and the general public.
Biometrics.gov provides basic information and links to specific biometric activities in the Federal government. The information is organized into 3 main areas
* Biometrics Reference. Provides general information about biometric technologies, government programs and privacy planning
* NSTC Subcommittee on Biometrics. Provides information on the National Science & Technology Council’s Subcommittee on Biometrics. The NSTC, a Cabinet-level Council, is the principal means within the executive branch to coordinate science and technology policy across the diverse entities that make up the Federal research and development enterprise.
* Media. Provides information useful for members of the press, such as press releases, graphics and fast facts.