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Mark Of The Beast: Federal Agencies Participate In Biometrics Summit

(MarketWatch)  Biometrics & Identity Management Summit is the only conference of its kind anywhere in the world. Featuring keynote presentations from all the leading government agencies forging the future of biometrics, including: US-VISIT, BIMA, DARPA, FBI, NIJ, and JIEDDO COIC.

IDGA announces the Biometrics & Identity Management Summit, taking place at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City Arlington, VA from August 20 to 22nd.

Although biometric identification isn’t new, the September 11, 2001 attacks did change people’s attitudes toward its use in three ways. First, the event dramatically lowered the general public’s resistance to technology previously viewed as invasive. Second, biometric identification was given a legislative green light, and third, the imperative to create standards and new technologies paved the way for a massive infusion of government funding. But before 9/11 biometric technologies had been used for identification for centuries.

IDGA has created a unique info-graphic entitled ‘A History of Biometrics’ featuring a condensed history of how biometrics has been used as a tool for identification and protection within the US and abroad. The info-graphic also highlights various case studies from the local, state and federal agencies that use biometrics on a daily basis for national security. Click to view the info-graphic here:

Highlights of the upcoming Biometrics & Identity Management Summit include:

— Small Platforms Focus Day August 20: Featuring fingerprint ID and smart card integration, and small scale digital device forensics

— Panel Discussion on FBI initiatives in biometric and identity management technologies, moderated by James Loudermilk

— Maritime Panel Discussion on biometric advancements in field moderated by Commander Pat DiBari, USCG

— Utilizing the Latest Biometric Identification Technology in Theatre, US-VISIT opening keynote presentation by Chase Garwood, Chief Technology Officer, US-VISIT, DHS

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