Capstone Concept of Operations for DOD Biometrics in Support of Identity Superiority

Date Published: November 2006

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This Concept of Operations (CONOPS) establishes the Department of Defense (DOD) concept for the employment of Biometrics as key enablers to achieve Identity Superiority. Biometrics are measurable physical and behavioral characteristics that enable the establishment and verification of an individual’s identity. Biometrics include, but are not limited to, finger, face, hand, eye, voice and DNA characteristics. The concept of Identity Superiority is portrayed below. It is an overarching, holistic perspective that includes both Military Operations and Business Functions; the identity missions of Identity Management, Identity Protection and Identity Dominance; and the identity categories of friendly, neutral or unknown and adversary personnel. These all must be integrated in order to achieve the vision of Identity Superiority.