Identity Strategy Partners issues recommendations for improving refugee vetting process

Janice Kephart, a partner at Identity Strategy Partners, issued a statement which included several recommendations for improving the vetting process for refugees. The move comes a few months after the former 9/11 Commission border counsel released a statement regarding President Donald Trump’s “Executive Order: Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States”. The United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP), which is run jointly by the State Department with referrals from the United Nations and the U.S. Citizenship

Former 9/11 Commission counsel recommends ways to improve travel ban executive order

Janice Kephart of Identity Strategy Partners, LLP released a statement regarding President Donald Trump’s “Executive Order: Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” (Jan. 27, 2017), as well as offered some recommendations as to how to improve on the plan. President Trump’s executive order temporarily prohibits nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the country, along with calling for the expedited development of a national biometric ID program for non-citizens entering and leaving the U.S. In

Mark Crego, Janice Kephart form identity strategy consultancy firm

Mark Crego and Janice Kephart have formed a new independent identity strategy consultancy firm called Identity Strategy Partners, LLP (IdSP), which is designed to provide technical and policy expertise in the identity market. The founding partners have a combined experience of nearly 35 years in identity expertise spanning federal governments, the 9/11 Commission, private industry, think tank and non-profit leadership. IdSP is being established to provide strategic vision to the many identity-related issues, with the company release citing examples of

Former Raytheon executive appointed SIBA CEO

Michael T. Dougherty has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA). Dougherty joins SIBA from Raytheon, where he worked for six years as a Director of Business Development in Homeland Security Programs. “SIBA is a strong organization that represents some of the best companies in the identity management, biometrics and cyber marketplace and I’m very pleased to lead it,” stated Dougherty. ” I’ll be working with our members to engage with government, the private

BORDERPOL concludes successful event; SIBA CEO moves to MorphoTrak

Last week, BORDERPOL held its first North America meeting in Washington, D.C. The event examined means to curtail terrorist travel, in conjunction with border government representatives from around the world, along with the private sector and major international organizations. BORDERPOL bills itself as the only international nonprofit organization whose mission is to support and engage governments and international organizations worldwide to actively promote the facilitation of safe and secure legitimate international travel of people across air, land and sea borders

AVISIAN Publishing announces Women in Biometrics Identity award winners

AVISIAN Publishing has announced the winners of the inaugural Women in Biometrics Identity 2015 awards. The awards were presented at the Borderpol North American Meeting on September 10 at the DuPont Circle Hotel in Washington, D.C. The panel of judges selected five awardees from more than 50 nominations received. The winners are Janice Kephart, CEO of Secure Identity & Biometric Association; Kimberly A. Mills, director of Entry/Exit Transformation Office at Office of Field Operations for U.S. Customs and Border Protection;

BORDERPOL International Security meeting set for September 11 in Washington DC; Top officials from around the world participating

This is a guest post by Janice Kephart, founder of the Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA). To bring together the best and the brightest dedicated to helping curtail terrorist travel, and assess its threats, the international nonprofit BORDERPOL is holding it first North America Directorate International Security Meeting “Curtailing Terrorist Travel” September 9-11 in Washington D.C. The conference will move substantively through threats and solutions in visa adjudication, travel document security, international law, air and land ports of inspection,

Assuring lessons learned from the Office of Personnel Management identity and fingerprint cyber theft

This is a guest post by Janice Kephart, founder of the Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA). The U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) tapered transparency on the cyber theft of 22.1 million personal records and 1.1 million fingerprints from a combination of electronic live-scans and digital hardcopy fingerprints for use by the Federal Bureau of Investigation has caused perhaps the worst form of identity theft for dedicated US government employees, and may, in some cases, put safety at risk

BORDERPOL announces speaker lineup for North America security meeting

BORDERPOL North America Directorate is holding its first International Security Meeting “Curtailing Terrorist Travel” on September 9-11, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The meeting, which is coordinated by the Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA), will address the increasing threat of covert terrorist travel via comprehensive discussions of international law, travel document security, biometrics and other intelligence, port of entry security, and securing land and sea borders. The keynote speaker will be Rep. John Katko (R-NY) who serves as a chairman

Secure Identity & Biometrics Association appoints Troy Potter as chairman

The Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA) announced it has appointed L-3 National Security Solutions VP Troy Potter as chairman of the organization, effective immediately. He will take over the duties of former Animetrics CEO Paul Schuepp who served as chairman of SIBA in its formative stages. Potter has a significant amount of experience in both the government and industry, having served as the Identity Services Branch (ISB) deputy assistant director at the U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology