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Facial Identification Scientific Working Group (FISWG)

Facial Identification Scientific Working Group (FISWG)

Facial Identification Scientific Working Group (FISWG) LogoIn February 2009, the BCOE established a new scientific working group focusing exclusively on facial identification. The FISWG’s mission is “to develop consensus standards, guidelines, and best practices for the discipline of image-based comparisons of human features, primarily face, as well as to provide recommendations for research and development activities necessary to advance the state of science in this field.” Participants include representatives from federal, state, local, and international agencies, as well as scientists, practitioners, and persons from the research and academic communities. The FISWG also develops resources to educate and inform law enforcement and intelligence communities through workshops and conferences and collaborates with other Scientific Working Groups and bodies, as well as the research and academic communities. For additional information, please visit the following: