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January 23 - 25, 2017
Sheraton Pentagon City, Arlington, VA

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Take a closer look at Biometrics for Government & Law Enforcement

The Biometrics for Government & Law Enforcement event, now in it’s 11th iteration, will bring together government and industry experts at the forefront of developing the next generation of analytics-based biometrics to discuss the advances in biometric technology to better meet law enforcement and national security priorities.

Take a look at the official agenda for more information. To receive a copy via email, contact me at maricarmen.gonzales@idga.org.

Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship Information

Interested in showcasing your solutions at the event? Download the sponsorship prospectus or contact Dionne Vaz at 1-646-378-6022 or email Dionne.Mariavaz@idga.org

Exclusive Content

Tapping Into The FY17 Budget

The FY 2017 Budget funds critical Border Patrol and Office of Field Operations staffing, equipment, and technology investments that enhance the capabilities of front-line officers and agents. The Budget includes funding requests for the following key investments.

Top Rated Content of 2016

See what the top content is from this years Biometrics for Government & Law Enforcement. And see who the past attendees are from the last event.

3M on Border Management

Neutralizing the security threat to land, air and sea borders requires expansive, yet scalable border management solutions. 3M offers the proven solutions necessary to help stop growing border threats whatever the access point, while ensuring the efficient, accurate and cost-effective flow of lawful travelers. Whether it’s a threat from terrorist elements, organized crime or illegal immigration, you can depend on 3M to be your partner in meeting your security mandates.

The Future of Biometric Technology: With U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)

In this interview we sat down with Paul Hunter the Chief of Biometrics Strategy at U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He explores the current and future use of biometric technology at USCIS. He mentions that “Voice holds a lot of promise in the digital age,” and elaborates on ways that voice analytics can help at USCIS.

Interviews

Controlling the Waters Biometric Security at Port Everglades

Glenn Wilshire Deputy Port Director discusses with us the Federal Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) at Port Everglades, and what technologies would have an enormous impact on U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

OBIM's View On Biometrics

Interview with Shonnie Lyon, Acting Director, Office of Biometrics Identity Management, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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Registration Packet

Here is everything you need to know wrapped into one complete bundle!  

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Registration Form

Speed up your attendance! Complete this registration form and email back to us as idga@idga.org to secure your spot.

Past Attendee Snapshot

Check out the past attendees from our last Biometrics for Government and Law Enforcement summit - this will give you great insight into who will be attending this year!

Current Attendee List

Detailed are the C-Suite executives, VPs, Directors and more in charge of biometrics at various local, state and federal levels who are already signed up to be in the room come this January.

Gregg Housh, former Anonymous, to join Speaker Line-up at the 11th Annual Biometrics for Government & Law Enforcement

The 11th Annual Biometrics for Government and Law Enforcement Summit is proud to announce a speaker with a perspective so unique as to challenge conventional wisdom regarding biometric information security, Gregg Housh, former Anonymous.

White Papers

Law Enforcement and Biometrics Market Size and Technologies

This white paper provides a brief, updated overview of the market size and technologies available for the law enforcement market in the United States. Courtesy of Biometrics Research Group, Inc.

Mobile Biometrics Market Analysis

This report by Biometrics Research Group, Inc. examines the growing drivers for mobile biometric authentication and a primarily mode of biometric standardization.

Facil Recognition: Art or Science

Today, innovative facial recognition technology techniques make it possible to generate investigative leads regardless of image quality. Part science and part art, these techniques offer your agency the opportunity to cut through the frustration and generate higher-quality leads to protect. Courtesy of Vigilant Solutions.

Presentations

Interpol – Part of a Global Solution

This presentation by Wayne Towson, Chief Information Officer at Interpol Washington, discusses exactly what each degree of interpol notices mean, what there investigative resources are, conditions to access and use of interpol information and how they assist law enforcement. Also going into enhancing border security, leveraging interoperability, challenges we face and the end state we seek.

Biometric Center of Excellence- Advancements in Facial Recognition

Nick J. Megna, Unit Chief at the FBI, discusses the Biometric Center of Excellence (BCOE), the advancements that are being made in facial recognition technology, the FBI iris pilot being used to increase speed and accuracy of scans with less interaction as well as the future of iris. Megna also discusses emerging possibilites such as, Image Based Scars, Marks, and Tattoos, Rapid – DNA, Voice and Dental.

Infographics

Tapping Into The FY17 Budget

PDF version of the interactive piece on the FY 2017 Budget, which funds critical Border Patrol and Office of Field Operations staffing, equipment, and technology investments that enhance the capabilities of front-line officers and agents. The Budget includes funding requests for the following key investments.

Interviews

Exclusive Interview with Acting Deputy Chief, Lee Bowes, USCIS (DHS)

In this extensive interview Mr. Lee Bowes gives us some of the major challenges facing biometrics at U.S. Citizenship and immigration Services (USCIS), his person-centric focused strategy, improvements in the collection, storage and dissemination of biometric data and how mobile biometrics can play a huge part for USCIS.

Exclusive Interview with the Department of Justice's James Loudermilk

James Loudermilk, Senior Level Technologist of the DOJ, is interviewed on how a mobile fingerprinting application would help the FBI, What rapid DNA collection and analysis technology would do for the booking process, what some of the key challenges facing biometrics in the DOJ are, and more.

FBI Identity Management Initiatives with James Loudermilk

James Loudermilk is the Senior Level Technologist in the FBI Science and Technology Branch. In this podcast he discusses FBI initiaves in identity management and details efforts in both biometrics and PKI.  Further, he elaborates on the FBI's Biometric Center of Excellence and its role in providing cutting edge technology and solutions for the future.

White Papers

Facil Recognition: Art or Science

Today, innovative facial recognition technology techniques make it possible to generate investigative leads regardless of image quality. Part science and part art, these techniques offer your agency the opportunity to cut through the frustration and generate higher-quality leads to protect. Courtesy of Vigilant Solutions.

Extracting Heart Rate from Video

This white paper describes an application that extracts heart rate from video in near real time. It captures both live and pre-recorded video using commercially available cameras. The underlying algorithms use digital signal processing techniques like color magnification coupled with facial landmarking to process mobile faces in natural settings.