NEC appoints biometrics subject matter expert liaison for U.S. federal law enforcement agencies

NEC Corporation of America has appointed former FBI consultant Paul DiPietra to its Advanced Recognition Systems Division to serve as the Senior Account Manager for the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Law Enforcement. DiPietra will be the primary liaison for NEC with U.S. federal law enforcement agencies looking to use biometrics to help prevent crime, solve cases and protect public safety.

DiPietra started his career in the U.S. Navy and later transitioned to the federal civil service, first with the U.S. Department of Transportation as a member of the Secretary’s Intelligence Briefing Staff, and later with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a Director for International Engagement and a Senior Policy Advisor for Biometric Technology. After that, he was a consultant to the FBI’s CJIS Global Initiatives Unit, providing biometric subject matter expertise. He went on to lead biometric and digital identity partnership and business development efforts within IBM’s Global Business Services.

“Paul’s experience makes him uniquely qualified for the position,” said Benji Hutchinson, Vice President of Federal Operations at NEC Corporation of America. “He brings a consultative and cooperative approach to the job, and a strong desire to deliver real value to the law enforcement community.”

“I’m eager to work for a company where I can use my specific set of skills to promote high-quality recognition solutions to law enforcement,” added DiPietra. “Not only is NEC the leader in identity matching accuracy as evaluated by NIST, but it is also a company that places priority on R&D and leverages advanced AI technology, allowing for the delivery of proven yet innovative front-line solutions to clients.”

Last month NEC published a set of core principles for the application of biometrics and artificial intelligence with respect for privacy and human rights, along with commitments to three initiatives to support its corporate responsibility efforts.

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