Biometrics Exploitation Science & Technology (BEST)

Program Manager

For information contact: dni-iarpa-info@iarpa.gov

Program Information

IARPA-BAA-09-02

The Biometrics Exploitation Science and Technology (BEST) Program seeks to significantly advance the state-of-the-science for biometrics technologies. The overarching goals for the program are:

  1. To significantly advance the Intelligence Community's (IC) ability to achieve high-confidence match performance, even when the features are derived from non-ideal data
  2. To significantly relax the constraints currently required to acquire high fidelity biometric signatures

Related Program(s)

Research Area(s)

  • Biometrics
  • Facial recognition
  • Sensors & perception

Related Publications

To access BEST program-related publications, please enter the following into a Google Scholar search query: "W911NF-10-C-0022 OR W911NF-10-C-0023 OR W911NF-10-C-0024 OR W911NF-10-C-0025 OR W911NF-10-C-0026 OR W911NF-10-C-0027 OR W911NF-10-C-0028 OR W911NF-10-C-0033 OR W911NF-10-2-0010 OR W911NF-10-2-0011 OR W911NF-10-2-0013 OR W911NF-10-2-0012 OR W911NF-10-2-0014 OR W911NF-10-2-0015"