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Plenary Panel: Biometrics

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Plenary Panel: Biometrics

Thursday, March 12 @ 10:45 am - 11:30 am

Biometrics has changed the way processing is done for border security. From the use of fingerprints to verify apprehensions against IDENT and CJIS to the latest use of facial recognition to process travelers through the ports, biometrics have improved identification and expedited the flow. The panel will explore current uses of biometrics, challenges, and what is in store for the future. How are biometrics changing the workflow? What collaboration is occurring with industry and the private sector (air, rail, cruise lines, etc.)?


March 12
10:45 am - 11:30 am
Agenda Category:


Office of Field Operations (OFO)
Rachelle Henderson
Job Title:
Executive Director, Border Enforcement and Management Systems Directorate (BEMSD)
Office of Information and Technology, CBP (Invited)
Ken Ganett
Job Title:
Deputy Director
OBIM (Invited)
Josh Kolchins
Job Title:
Head of North America Region
Vision Box
Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)


Charles Armstrong
Job Title:
Former Assistant Commissioner, Office of Information and Technology, U.S. Customs and Border Protection