Biometrics summit to gather leading U.S. government agencies

July 13, 2012 - 

The Institute of Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) announced that it would hold its Biometrics & Identity Management Summit on August 20-22, 2012 at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia.

The two-day conference, which includes a pre-conference workshop day, is designed to educated the participants on advancements in biometric technologies and the tactical implementation of the technology in areas that include: law enforcement, intelligence, public safety, national security, military applications, and corrections population management.

The use of biometrics has evolved through the years.  After the events of September 11, the use of biometrics for national security has increased.  The U.S. government has invested funding in developing and using biometric technologies, along with setting standards.

At the forthcoming summit, six distinguished keynote speakers will shed light on the practical application of biometric technologies, including: facial recognition, digital fingerprinting, iris recognition, vein reading technology, hand geometry, ear shape and gait analysis.

Already confirmed are speakers from the Biometrics and Identity Management Agency (BIMA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Subject Matters Experts Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization Counter-IED Operations Integration Center (SME JIEDDO COIC), and United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT).

There will also have experts from Australia, Brazil and Hong Kong.

Tell us – Are you planning to attend the Summit? 

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T’ash Spencer writes full time for She has 15 years experience in the field of regional planning and earned her Master’s of Science in Regional Development Planning and Management from the University of Dortmund, Germany. Follow her @tashspencer1.