Something to keep in mind. How does the US government hide funding to projects it does not want disclosed? Anyone with concise knowledge?
Governments are unlikely to disclose full capabilities of biometric deployments
Certain members of the civilian community are worried about how biometric data is used. Unfortunately, full disclosure may not be forthcoming to the civilian community. In particular, the Unclassified Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Defense Biometrics states in Chapter 17, Recommendation 45 that it is wise to protect, and sometimes even to disguise, the true and total extent of national capabilities in areas related directly to the conduct of security-related activities. This also potentially applies to Biometrics. It goes on to say that this is a classic feature of intelligence and military operations. In short, the goal is to preserve the security of what the intelligence community calls `sources and methods'.