Biometrics Exploitation Science & Technology


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

Proposers' Day Briefings

Related Publications

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Contact Information

Program Manager

Main Office

Research Area(s)

Biometrics, Facial Recognition

Related Program(s)

Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

Link(s) to BAA


Solicitation Status


BAA Release Date

March 18, 2009

BAA Question Period

March 19, 2009 — April 27, 2009

Proposal Due Date

May 5, 2005