M1 - Biometrics

About This Committee

INCITS/M1, Biometrics Technical Committee was established by the Executive Board of INCITS in November 2001 to ensure a high priority, focused, and comprehensive approach in the United States for the rapid development and approval of formal national and international generic biometric standards. The M1 program of work includes biometric standards for data interchange formats, common file formats, application program interfaces, profiles, and performance testing and reporting. The goal of M1's work is to accelerate the deployment of significantly better, standards-based security solutions for purposes, such as, homeland defense and the prevention of identity theft as well as other government and commercial applications based on biometric personal authentication.

M1 serves as the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (U.S. TAG) for the international organization ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37 on Biometrics, which was established in June 2002. As the U.S. TAG to SC 37, M1 is responsible for establishing U.S. positions and contributions to SC 37, as well as representing the U.S. at SC 37 meetings.

Group Participants

  • NIST
  • Noblis
  • Novetta Solutions
  • Oasis
  • Purdue University
  • SRI International
  • Security Industry Association
  • Unisys Corporation
  • United States Dept of Defense
  • United States Dept of Defense - Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency (DFBA)
  • United States Dept of Defense - NSA
  • United States Dept of Homeland Security
  • United States Dept of State
  • 3M Cogent, a 3M Company
  • Accenture
  • American National Standards Institute
  • Aware Inc
  • BioAPI Consortium
  • Cross Match Technologies Inc
  • Daon Inc
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • ID Technology Partners Inc
  • IRIS ID Systems Inc
  • Iritech Inc
  • Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories
  • MorphoTrak Inc