RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 46975061 LA English T1 Army biometric applications : identifying and addressing sociocultural concerns A1 Woodward, John D.,, United States., Army., Arroyo Center., PB Rand PP Santa Monica, CA YR 2001 SN 0833029851 9780833029850 AB Every human possesses more than one virtually infallible form of identification. Known as "biometrics," examples include fingerprints, iris and retinal scans, hand geometry, and other measures of physical characteristics and personal traits. Advances in computers and related technologies have made this a highly automated process through which recognition occurs almost instantaneously. With concern about its information assurance systems and physical access control increasing, the Army has undertaken an assessment of how it can use biometrics to improve security, efficiency, and convenience. This report examines the sociocultural concerns that arise among soldiers, civilian employees, and the general public when the military mandates widespread use of biometrics.