"The Iraqi security forces played a huge role in chasing out the terrorists. They lost many soldiers in the process. The residents took notice and know that without that support, they would have no public works projects."
-Saber al-Esawi, mayor of Baghdad
Airport road revitalization project begins in Baghdad
Biometrics: The Army as Executive Agent for the Department of Defense
What is it?
Biometrics are measurable physical and behavioral characteristics that enable the establishment and verification of an individual's identity. Once established, a biometric identity can be used to regulate individual access to DOD services and resources or to deny a criminal or adversary the ability to hide his true identity by stripping away anonymity with swift, accurate, and definitive identity verification.
Why is this important to the Army?
Biometrics are key to intelligence and security efforts in the war on terrorism. The ability to establish an individual's identity with certainty and link the individual to past aliases or activities gives our Soldiers a decisive edge in fighting the war on terrorism and aiding other U.S. government organizations. In addition, biometrics add a layer of security and a method of identity verification when accessing DOD and federal government spaces by further automating the identification process and increasing speed of entry.
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Information Papers with 2008 Army Posture Statement
Biometrics technology reveals true identities
- 2008 Strategic Communication Guide - Read the 2008 Army Strategic Communication Guide for key messages and updates
- Strategic Communication Coordination Group (SCCG) Workspace
- Army Public Affairs Portal
- Stories of Valor
- Speaker's Toolkit
The Army Community Relations Calendar
AT&T National honors troops during patriotic opening
Visiting X-Games athletes experience extreme living -- Soldier style
Team makes recommendations for Iraqi agricultural improvements
July 13, 2008: Army National Guard concert band performance
July 26, 2008: 60th Anniversary of the Integration of the Armed Forces