Spectrum Bullpen and Creatrix to Improve Quality of Fingerprint Biometrics for U.S. DoD

U.S. cyber defense consultancy Spectrum Bullpen will partner with subcontractor Creatrix on a six-month contract to improve the quality of fingerprint biometrics held by the U.S. Department of Defense(DoD).

The work is in Phase I of a continuing program that will last six months and finish in September 2022. Upon completion, Spectrum Bullpen and Creatrix will send feasibility studies to the DoD to approve further funding and development.

U.S. Army Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awarded a nearly $200,000 contract to Spectrum Bullpen to work on the Modular Quality Assessment and Data Cleaning Pipeline (MQADCP) for the Project Management Office for Department of Defense Biometrics. 

The company will partner with Creatrix as the “biometric consultant,” as Spectrum Bullpen provides AI and ML solutions for characterizing biometric data for the DoD Automated Biometric Identification System (DoD ABIS). The two companies aim to identify low-quality fingerprint images in the DoD database and characterize problem areas associated with the modality.

The research contract intends to improve the quality of fingerprint biometrics and the speed and accuracy of data recognition. This will reduce the workload of decision-making from the examination team.