The U.S. Army Futures Command‘s Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center (C5ISR) has announced new software that will allow for the identification of persons of interest in real time, modernizing biometric processing capabilities that are 20 years old.
The tools developed by C5ISR will enable Program Executive Office Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&S) to migrate the data from the Army’s Biometric Automated Toolset — Army (BAT-A) — to a database that meets the government’s new electronic biometric transmission specifications.
BAT-A is a handheld device used by soldiers deployed around the world to collect, process and reference biometric data like iris, fingerprint and facial images during force protection screenings.
“We asked the C5ISR Center to make the database more efficient and useful for tomorrow’s Soldier. To do this, they restructured the data to comply with future standards and modern architecture practices,” said Brian D. Likens, product lead for the Biometric Collection Capability at PEO IEW&S.
The new database will result in improved speed and functionality for the BAT-A device, allowing soldiers access to better filtered information, while also making future software development work easier.
“In the past, superfluous information had the ability to make its way up and into the BAT-A database. That will not happen anymore. You are now going to have a database with improved integrity that will be easier to use,” said C5ISR software engineer Will Daddario.
February 18, 2020 – by Tony Bitzionis