CBP to discuss biometric entry and exit program at Identity Management Symposium

March 12, 2015 - 

Defense Strategies Institute announced that Michael Hardin, deputy director of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Biometric Entry and Exit program will be on hand at the upcoming Identity Management Symposium to address the implementation of the program.

The recent Department of Homeland Security appropriations act requires the agency to submit an update on the implementation of the CBP program to Congress within 30 days.

The Identity Management Symposium, held April 21-22 in Alexandria, Virginia, will attract representatives from various government agencies, contractors and technology service providers.

Hardin will discuss the priorities and requirements of the Biometric Entry/Exit program.

The session will also include updates from the Office of Biometric Identity Management, DoD Biometrics, The Joint Staff, DIA, and many more organizations involved in identity management.

“We are extremely pleased that leadership from DoD and DHS are able to participate at the 2015 Identity Management Symposium,” said Identity Management Symposium director Thomas Engelman. “We are confident this year’s forum will provide the Community with important updates, priorities, and requirements in order to best support critical identity programs across Government.”

Previously reported, U.S. Congress recently passed a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, providing proper funding for CBP to test its biometric exit mobile application.

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