Interoperability Issues In Syrian Refugees

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The United States (U.S.) support Syrian neighboring countries for hosting Syrian refugees , however, the continual increasing number of refugees, straining capacity, may create situations of the U.S. increase hosting Syrian refugees. Eighty thousand Syrian refugees referred for resettlement since the outbreak of conflict in early 2011; causing states such as Canada, United Kingdom, United States, Norway and Australia to increase their resettlement quotas. The State Department reported that the U.S. has admitted 8,000 Syrian refugees out of the 10,000 refugees it pledged to accept before the end of the 2016 fiscal year. As the Syrian and Iraq conflict continues, the U.S. may take in more refugees despite the fears of the U.S. population. …show more content…
biometric systems will be of concern. Due to various government and commercial organizations developing a variety of biometric systems, interoperability challenges prevent information and data exchange. National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) approved the Subcommittee on Biometrics and Identity Management’s Registry of U.S. government Recommended Biometric Standards developed through a collaborative, interagency process. However, NSTC does not include proprietary data, which makes proprietary data non-interoperable, thus NCTC recommend U.S. government applications not to use proprietary image or signal formats when a national or international standard exists for images or signals related to that biometric. The military service’s tactical systems continue to have interoperability challenges with national systems due to both organizations not initiating procurement with a standard and attempting to meet standardization after fielding. For example, the U.S. Army’s Biometric Automated Toolkit (BAT) use proprietary reference representations to share information on watch lists, which make them less interoperable with standards-based systems than with one another. In general, standards help to promote interoperability. However, there are times when the use of a standard format in preference to a proprietary format can be detrimental and potentially limit functionality or flexibility. Biometrics continues to have interoperability challenges between U.S. entities and the rest of the world. Interoperability between international systems and the U.S. identification systems is expanding in areas of national security and e-passport projects for U.S. visa waiver countries, EURODAC, the Visa Information System and the new generation Schengen Information System. However, more work remains to ensure interoperability exists between Syria biometric

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