By William C. Buhrow
Biometrics in aid of army Operations: classes from the Battlefield examines and evaluates fresh U.S. army stories in Iraq and Afghanistan within the context of using biometrics and similar applied sciences. The publication takes a finished examine how biometrics has been used to help quite a few army operations and indicates ways in which its makes use of will be additional built. It fills a void in realizing how one can include biometrics by way of offering a advisor to boost and identify formal operational roles and systems while using the technology.
Written in an off-the-cuff sort that makes it obtainable to those that aren't inevitably operators or technicians of biometrics applied sciences, this publication bridges an current hole to raised train leaders inside and out of the U.S. army at the far-reaching capability of biometrics in help of tactical operations. It argues that the distance among these inside and out the army is the results of failure to record classes discovered from conflict event, in addition to a scarcity of a mixed imaginative and prescient one of the Joint Forces to completely realize and make the most the services of biometrics for improved destiny good fortune. This publication fills that gap.
Biometrics has nice strength as a good software if effectively built and applied. The publication concludes with a glance on the way forward for rising purposes for the army but additionally considers a much broader diversity of deployment of biometrics open air the army, akin to in governmental firms, together with overseas international relations. Biometrics should be utilized to any operational zone that calls for actual and fast id of unknown members with a purpose to help its operations and shield body of workers and assets. Biometrics in aid of army Operations is a vital starting aspect in an rising box for gaining realizing and higher mastery of biometrics.
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Put another way, it is the intelligence process that provides the critical information that indicates why the match is important and helps us determine what to do about it. Without this information, all we would know is that unidentified Subject A is the same person as unidentified Subject B. Even if we had collected a name and some biographic data from both, we probably would not know that newly identified Subject A/B is also an insurgent financier whose activities have been detailed in both Signals and Human Intelligence reporting.
I like to refer to these as the “Beg, Buy, Steal” methods of biometric collection. By the “Beg” part, I am referring to the development of biometric data-sharing arrangements between friendly or allied countries that facilitate the transfer of biometric data among them. As I will discuss later in the book, these kinds of arrangements can be very complicated to develop and to put into operation, even between the closest allies, due to differing legal and regulatory policies, system and data incompatibility, and the absence of technical and operational processes needed to identify the data to be shared and to actually share it.
It may just have been someone’s good idea at the time and never reexamined. EFFECTIVE POLICY ENABLES EFFECTIVE BIOMETRICS OPERATIONS Planning for biometrics operations should also involve assessing the current policy environment to ensure that existing policies support the collection, use, and sharing of biometric data within our area of operations. In my experience, the absence of policies that specifically authorize biometrics to be collected from individuals in a mission area can have nearly as negative an impact on the military use of biometrics as policies that specifically forbid biometrics collection.
Biometrics in support of military operations: lessons from the battlefield by William C. Buhrow