|Publication Date:||15 October 2018|
PURPOSE. This directive:
a. Reissues DoD Directive (DoDD) 8521.01E (Reference (a)) to establish policy and assign responsibilities for DoD biometrics.
b. Designates the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (USD(AT&L)) as the Biometrics Principal Staff Assistant (PSA) responsible for oversight of DoD biometric activities and policy.
c. Designates the Secretary of the Army as the DoD Executive Agent (EA) for Biometrics in accordance with Public Law 106-246 (Reference (b)) and DoDD 5101.1 (Reference (c)).
APPLICABILITY. This directive:
a. Applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (referred to collectively in this directive as the "DoD Components").
b. Does not apply to physical evidence or other biometric material collected either pursuant to a criminal investigation or as directed by DoD Instruction 5505.14 (Reference (d)).