The FBI and Defense Department are collaborating to open a biometrics technology center at FBI’s Clarksburg, West Virginia-based campus, Biometric Update reported Monday.
Stephen Mayhew writes the 360,000-square-foot center near the campus building is scheduled to operate in 2015.
The FBI and DoD plan to open a biometric services section and the forensics and biometrics agency, respectively, within the new facility for biometrics-related research and development projects, according to the report.
“The utility and application of biometrics in law enforcement and national security puts us right in the square in the middle of that,” FBI Assistant Director Stephen Morris told the publication.
“We are at the tip of the spear when it comes to biometrics,” he added.