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Sensing the future of security

Once exotic, biometric technology may be heading for a desktop near you. Until recently, widespread use of biometric technology was more likely to occur in spy flicks than in everyday government operations. Biometric systems, which measure physical or behavioral characteristics to verify a person’s identity, have seen sporadic use in the federal sector. The technology has been most prominently used to track criminals and secure access to sensitive military facilities and government labs. But today, biometric technologies are on the cusp of becoming a mass-market phenomenon. The nation’s interest in biometrics has surged since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks prompted greater security concerns. And the technology is poised to play a role in border security and other homeland defense initiatives. Full Story

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