Identity Management & Biometrics

Returning for its 12th iteration, Biometrics for Government and Law Enforcements enables 250+ 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.


See what others are saying from the 2017 Summit!

“Being able to identify the key themes and challenges that industry can help to government to solve” PwC


“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.


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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

Interactive Sessions

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.

Real Situation Analysis

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.

ISO Technical Committee

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.

Reduce Costs and Improve Quality

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.

Networking Opportunities

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

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