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A test bed for investigating and evaluating the use of biometric-encoded driver licenses and their impact on law enforcement
Author(s): Richard A. Messner; Frank Hludik; Todd A. Crowley; Dragan Vidacic; Barrett Stetson; Lawrence D. Nadel; Linda Jones Nichols; Carol Harris
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the results of a collaborative effort between the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and the Mitretek Systems (MTS) Center for Criminal Justice Technology (CCJT). Mitretek conducted an investigation into the impact of anticipated biometrically encoded driver licenses (DLs) on law enforcement. As part of this activity, Mitretek teamed with UNH to leverage the results of UNH's Project54 and develop a pilot Driver License Interoperability Test Bed to explore both implementation and operational aspects associated with reading and authenticating biometrically encoded DLs in law enforcement scenarios. The test bed enables the exploration of new methods, techniques (both hardware and software), and standards in a structured fashion. Spearheaded by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) and the International Committee for Information Technology Standards Technical Group M1 (INCITS-M1) initiatives, standards involving both DLs and biometrics, respectively, are evolving at a rapid pace. In order to ensure that the proposed standards will provide for interstate interoperability and proper functionality for the law enforcement community, it is critical to investigate the implementation and deployment issues surrounding biometrically encoded DLs. The test bed described in this paper addresses this and will provide valuable feedback to the standards organizations, the states, and law enforcement officials with respect to implementation and functional issues that are exposed through exploration of actual test systems. The knowledge gained was incorporated into a report prepared by MTS to describe the anticipated impact of biometrically encoded DLs on law enforcement practice.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5404, Biometric Technology for Human Identification, (25 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.542402
Show Author Affiliations
Richard A. Messner, Univ. of New Hampshire (United States)
Frank Hludik, Univ. of New Hampshire (United States)
Todd A. Crowley, Univ. of New Hampshire (United States)
Dragan Vidacic, Univ. of New Hampshire (United States)
Barrett Stetson, Univ. of New Hampshire (United States)
Lawrence D. Nadel, Mitretek Systems (United States)
Linda Jones Nichols, Mitretek Systems (United States)
Carol Harris, Mitretek Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5404:
Biometric Technology for Human Identification
Anil K. Jain; Nalini K. Ratha, Editor(s)

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