I think this site has been linked to before from here, but it's been a while, and a lot more has been added since.
The DoD's biometric division makes an effort to acknowledge the average citizen's need for knowledge about what will be affecting their personal information. Put in words you can understand, their tutorial section includes several things that give the lowdown on the technology.
They also include upcoming events, and current status of the DoD's efforts.
Department of Defense Biometrics website.