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NATO finalises the first e-learning Biometrics course


International civilian and military experts in biometrics from 6 NATO Nations,  gather together at the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center in Souda Bay,  Crete,  to build the first e-learning course on biometrics. The course will provide key definitions and a basic understanding of biometrics and Identity Intelligence and how it applies in NATO. (NATO Photo by NIC Edouard Bocquet)
SOUDA BAY, Crete - A group of biometrics and e-learning specialists from 6 NATO Nations, Allied Command Transformation (ACT) and Allied Command Operations (ACO) have built and finalised the content for a new e-based training course at the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre (NMIOTC), in Souda Bay, Crete.
 
The programme provides key definitions and a basic understanding of biometrics as well as Identity Intelligence, how it applies in NATO and the incorporation of biometrics collection into NATO operations.
 
"The new biometrics training module is to close the knowledge gap and to provide an understanding level of biometrics within NATO. It also demonstrates the awareness of key definitions in biometrics, necessary to better understand the use of biometrics in operations and intelligence,” said Italian Army Lieutenant Colonel Alessandro Passaseo, who leads the working group responsible for developing the first NATO e-learning course "Introduction to Biometrics”.
 
The e-learning Biometrics course is expected to be up and running this spring. It will be open to all NATO and partner intelligence personnel, data collectors and Commanders.
 
This project was hosted by the NMIOTC. The training centre was founded to provide specialised training in an effort to enhance the efficiency of Allied Maritime units conducting Maritime Interdiction Operations. The centre is specialised in conducting training in the use of biometrics collection and devices in the maritime environment.
 
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