Releases White Paper On National Security

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This report provides an overview of the biometric security initiatives that the U.S. military engages in within theaters of war.

Biometrics Research Group, Inc., a leading market research supplier and consultancy to the global biometric industry, is excited to unveil its latest white paper on national security.

The white paper provides a cursory overview of the biometric security initiatives that the U.S. military engages in within theaters of war.

In terms of spending, the Biometrics Research Group estimates that the United States spends more than US$1.2 trillion per year on national security. This spending includes the costs in aggregate for the Global War on Terror, homeland security, spending on the U.S. intelligence community, veteran’s affairs, pensions and associated debt servicing costs.

Specifically, the firm estimates that total U.S. Government spending is at least US$700 million per annum on basic biometric research. Much of this research is undertaken within the national security framework and will continue to be funded at healthy levels, despite severe spending cuts caused by budget sequestration and re-prioritization.

The importance of biometric technology in military operations has grown significantly since the events of September 11, 2001. In addition to the conventional capability of verifying a claimed identity for access control purposes, biometric technologies have the unique capability of verifying whether an individual is a “friend or foe,” which is paramount to any military conflict that involves asymmetrical warfare.

"As a research firm, we are proud to place special emphasis on national security," states Stephen Mayhew, Co-Founder and Publisher at the Biometrics Research Group. "This white paper was designed to provide a sound situational analysis of how the technology is used on the battlefield, and examines budgetary, training and implementation considerations."

To download the “Biometrics and National Security White Paper,” please visit

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