FBI to Add Tattoos to Biometric ID CapabilitiesJul 19, 2012
By Dan Taylor
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking to add tattoos to its portfolio of human identifying characteristics, and it's reaching out to industry for information on how to do that, according to a request for information.
The FBI's Biometric Center of Excellence (BCOE) is seeking information regarding existing databases of tattoos, according to the July 13 RFI, which was posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website, FBO.gov, and first reported by NextGov.
The FBI has a list of questions for industry and law enforcement agencies on tattoo databases, including whether "possible meanings and gang affiliations" are provided and whether gang experts are involved in that analysis. The RFI inquires about the underlying database technology, how information is extracted, and standards for metadata and images.
Source: Information Week