Fedscoop covered my conversation with the outgoing director of the Defense Information Systems Agency and Joint Forces Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network commander LTG Alan Lynn.
From the Fedscoop report:
“The Defense Information Systems Agency isn’t stopping at standard biometrics like fingerprints and iris scans to improve identity verification — it’s counting your steps to make it happen, too.
“Outgoing DISA chief Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn said to capitalize on the expanding use of mobile technology in the field, the agency is working to bring authentication with as many as seven biometric measures, including gait of your walk, to devices to better identify you, though he didn’t detail all seven.
“’That’s as individual as a fingerprint,’ Lynn said Thursday at a luncheon with the Washington, D.C. chapter of AFCEA, during which he announced he’d be retiring from his director position and active duty Feb. 2, after a transfer of DISA command the day prior to Rear Adm. Nancy Norton.
“’It’s not just one thing, it’s all of those things,’ Lynn said, referring to biometric authentications for fingerprints or facial identification — which alone could prove difficult for the warfighter in the field to utilize.”
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