Recent advances in biometrics as well as technological and security issues concerning the industry will be hot topics at the Biometrics Consortium Conference 2003, Sept. 22-24 in Arlington, Va.

Speakers will include representatives of federal agencies such as NIST, the National Security Agency, and the Department of Homeland Security. Seminars will cover topics such as the role of biometrics in enhancing homeland security and transportation security, real-world applications, interoperability, privacy, and testing and evaluation. The conference will also show more than 70 biometric technology exhibits.

The event is sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and seven other federal, state, and non-profit agencies that make up the consortium.

For more information on the conference, visit www.nist.gov/bc2003.
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