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DHS founding Secretary Tom Ridge to discuss biometrics and risk-based safety at Daon event

Current agency leaders to speak at SMi border security conference

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Daon and hc1 will host a virtual round-table discussion on January 19 on the use of biometrics and how risk-based safety principles can help organizations quickly resume operations and create a prosperous new normal.

Former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge will participate in the discussion, along with Daon CEO Tom Grissen, hc1 CEO Brad Bostic and a panel of healthcare experts. The online event will be held from 1:00 to 2:30pm EST, and registration is required.

In a promotional video, Bostic compares the COVID-19 pandemic to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, in terms of how it will change health management in the U.S.

Ridge remarks in the video that 20 years ago when tasked with heading the infant DHS, “our approach was based on the premise that the very best technology, we thought at the time it was and still is biometrics, would remove barriers, and frankly they’re going to simplify daily life experiences.”

Grissen suggests Daon’s VeriFly can be used to provide proof of test results or vaccination while maintaining user control over the data, can deliver a safety dividend for society.

DHS biometrics leaders to speak at SMi Border Security conference

SMi Group’s 14th annual Border Security conference will be held virtually on February 10 and 11, and feature two speakers from DHS.

DHS Director of Identity Operations Division Dr. Patrick Nemeth will present on ‘U.S. Biometric Identity Operations for the 2020s: Looking Ahead,’ while CBP Assistant Chief e3/Biometrics Jason Thompson will present on ‘Combatting Fraud and Criminality During the COVID-19 Crisis: The U.S. Experience.’

Registration is free for military and government personnel, and £499 (roughly US$675) for commercial organisations, and registration is required.

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