MITRE Response to the Office of Science and Technology Policy’s Request for Information on Public and Private Sector Uses of Biometric Technologies

MITRE responds to an Office of Science and Technology Policy request for information seeking input on public and private sector uses of biometric technology.

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The MITRE Corporation is a not-for-profit company that works in the public interest to tackle difficult problems that challenge the safety, stability, security, and well-being of our nation. We operate multiple federally funded research and development centers, participate in public-private partnerships across national security and civilian agency missions, and maintain an independent technology research program. Working across federal, state, and local governments—as well as industry and academia—gives MITRE a unique vantage point. MITRE works in the public interest to discover new possibilities, create unexpected opportunities, and lead by pioneering together for public good to bring innovative ideas into existence in areas such as artificial intelligence, intuitive data science, quantum information science, health informatics, policy and economic expertise, trustworthy autonomy, cyber threat sharing, and cyber resilience.

MITRE does not produce or sell biometric technologies, nor competes to operate systems, but does have a long history of providing data-and evidence-driven support to federal agencies in the areas of biometric research, development, testing, and evaluation; system prototyping and design; acquisition guidance; and operational policies. We focus on providing accurate, unbiased, information and guidance without attempting to influence decisions to any particular outcome. MITRE also occasionally performs independent research on priority biometric issues that lack private sector motivation or ability.