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Biometrics for Government & Law Enforcement Summit

26 February, 2018 - 28 February, 2018, Washington, DC, United States

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Identity Management & Biometrics

Returning for its 12th iteration, Biometrics for Government and Law Enforcements enables 150+ Directors of Security Agencies, Directors of Operations, Directors of Intelligence, Heads of Acquisition, Directors of Policy, Biometric Program Managers, Elected Officials, Industry Executives and Academia to learn, share and connect on the current and future challenges faced with biometrics and identity management systems.

Significant challenges are current being faced by the US Government in relation to biometrics due to a clear demand for far reaching, flexible biometric capabilities that enable speed and incredible accuracy. Additionally the management and development of more efficient and effective large-scale operational capabilities and the establishment of standards for plug-and-play performance and system interoperability will inform our discussion throughout the event.

Join us in February for the US's leading biometric and identity management summit.

What are the Benefits of Attending?

  • Learn the most up to date requirements for multi-modality and mobility in biometrics tools
  • Explore the latest technology for reducing error margins across multiple modes of identity recognition
  • Discover techniques for securing biometrics tools from spoofing
  • Hear the latest defense requirements for biometrics
  • Explore cloud-based solutions to large scale data requirements

Highlights of 2017

  • Mobile Biometric Technology = Learn the latest technology requirements to achieve mobile device biometric identification. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI’s) Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) is seeking vendors for the development of a mobile application that can capture biometrics on android-based devices.
  • Facial Recognition Modality at the Border - US Customs and Border protection is leveraging one of the most popular biometric modalities, facial recognition, as a tool at ports of entry. This technology is critical to identification of wanted persons and in border control deployments and can streamline security operations.
  • Video Analytics - According to a new report from Homeland Security Research, entitled “Video Analytics, ISR, Intelligent Video Surveillance & Object Recognition: Asia-Pacific Market-2015-2020“, the Asia Pacific video analytics market will undergo a growth of 19 percent between 2015 and 2020.
  • Rapid DNA - Rapid DNA Analysis technology brings full automation of profile development from a reference sample swab. The “swab in – profile out” process consists of automated extraction, amplification, separation, detection and allele calling without human intervention.
  • Multimodal Biometric Authentication - Multimodal biometric authentication systems take input from a single or multiple biometric devices for measurement of two or more different biometric characteristics to ensure authentication accuracy.

We will also take an in-depth look at:

  • Leveraging cloud computing for biometric data to speed up process times
  • Solutions to address “big data” requirements
  • Transitioning out of legacy systems to new databases and tracking platforms
  • Technologies to improve biometric accuracy (from 96% to 98.5%)
  • Intuitive scanners that adapt to challenging lighting and stability environments
  • Operational Efficiency
  • Technical Training Day includes a site tour of CBP/DHS new Maryland Test Facility (MdTF)
  • National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Biometrics Domain (NBD) Training Workshop
  • Focused sessions on mobile and multi-modal biometrics innovation
  • In-depth look at video analytics for real time authentication ...and much

''Being able to identify the key themes and challenges that industry can help to government to solve''

''Best IDGA conference to date! I've been here every year for the last seven plus years, this is the BEST turnout of USG attendees that I recall, giving tremendous value to attendees to network.''
Carnegie Mellon University

''The event was very informative and beneficial. Knowledge gained during this event will be utilized by our county.''
LA County Sheriffs Department.


Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy
United States
Phone: (703) 418-1234

Set in Crystal City, this upscale hotel is a 0.8-mile drive from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and 3.9 miles from the White House

The modern rooms and suites feature free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations. Bathrooms come with designer toiletries. Upgraded rooms and suites also include private balconies and separate living and sleeping areas.

The special room rate of $201 has been established to make your reservation process easy.  Simply call (703) 418-1234 and give the group name IDGAno later than February 4, 2018.  In addition the special rate has been extended to three days before and after the conference.

Please note: We will never recommend, approve or appoint any third party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies. We will always endeavour to negotiate the best available rates for you so please use the Hotel's website link provided.Focus Day - Monday, February 26, 2018

Main Conference Day One
- Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Main Conference Day Two - Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.

Speaker Faculty

  • Steve Karoly, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Requirements and Capabilities Analysis, Transportation Security Administration
  • Bryce Bhatnagar, Chief Technology Officer, Diplomatic Security Services, U.S. Department of State
  • Lee Bowes, Chief Biometrics Division, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, DHS
  • Colonel Donald Hurst, Project Manager DoD Biometrics, U.S. Department of Defense
  • John Boyd, Assistant Director – Futures Identity, Office of Biometric Identity Management
  • Owen McShane, Director, Division of Field Investigation, NY DMV
  • Arun Vemury, Director, Biometrics Technology Engine, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate
  • John McMullen, Business Enterprise Specialist, Defense Forensics And Biometrics Agemcy
  • Steve Eppens, Unit Chief of Fraud Unit, Deputy State Sheriff, Nebraska DMV
  • Patrick Nemeth, Identity Operations Director, DHS
  • Jackie Atiles, DS/SI Program Director, U.S. Department of State
  • Michael Jones, Identity Dominance System Technical Direction Agent Lead, U.S. Navy
  • Geoffrey Slagle, Director, Identity Management, AAMVA
  • Mark Bandik, Biometrics Program Manager, Diplomatic Security Services, U.S. Department of State
  • Selden Fritschner, Sr. Transportation Specialist for CDL Policy, FMCSA
  • Dr. Terry Adams, Program Manager, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity
  • Paul Steier, Law Enforcement Program Manager, AAMVA
  • Elliott Iannello, Software Engineer, West Virginia State Police
  • Robert Clemens, Senior Technical Fellow, Northrop Grumman
  • Dr. Nathan Short, Lead Scientist, IARPA

Advisory Board

  • Mr. William Graves, Program Manager/ Chief Engineer, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Marios Savvides, Director of CyLAb, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Janice Kephart, Former Counsel to the 9/11 Commission


Event details

26 February, 2018
28 February, 2018
Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
District Of Columbia
United States


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