Biometric Center of Excellence [BCOE] Law and Legal Definition

The Biometric Center of Excellence (BCOE) is a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)’s program for advancing the use of new and enhanced biometric capabilities. The BCOE was established to help meet the challenges and opportunities that the widespread use of biometrics represent. It is a collaborative initiative of the Laboratory Division, the Operational Technology Division, the Criminal Justice Information Services Division, and the Special Technologies and Applications Office.

The BCOE mission is to foster collaboration, improve information sharing, and advance the adoption of optimal biometric and identity management solutions within the FBI and across the law enforcement and national security communities.