US Soldiers patrolling critical checkpoints overseas will have an improved biometrics tool to help identify persons of interest in real time, say the US Army.

According to a release, Army Futures Command’s Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) Center has developed and delivered software that will enable Program Executive Office Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (PEO IEW&S) to modernise the US Army’s 20-year-old biometric processing capabilities.

Brian D. Likens, product lead for the Biometrics Collection Capability at PEO IEW&S said:

“We asked the C5ISR Center to make the database more efficient and useful for tomorrow’s Soldier. To do this, they restructured the data to comply with future standards and modern architecture practices. The new database software architecture will improve the overall speed and functionality of the tool so Soldiers can access better filtered information, noted Will Daddario, a software engineer with the C5ISR Center.

In the past, superfluous information had the ability to make its way up and into the BAT-A database. That will not happen anymore. You are now going to have a database with improved integrity that will be easier to use.”

The architecture will also make future software development work easier.

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