US Department of Homeland Security discuss biometric technology and capabilities

  • Posted by SMiGroup12017
  • October 23, 2017 11:28 AM BST

SMi Group is proud to announce the participation of two expert representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security speaking at the 11th Border Security conference in Rome next February. 

With a focus on biometric technology and capabilities, our expert speakers will be presenting exclusive sessions on Day 1.

LEE BOWES, Acting Deputy Associate Director, Immigration Records and Identity Services Directorate, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, will provide an update on biometric Strategies in immigration. He will explore how the US DHS is enhancing identity management practices through expanded biometric usage, as well as replacing transactional processes with upfront enrolment and subsequent verification.

PATRICK NEMETH, Director of Identity Operations Division, Office of Biometric Identity Management, will provide a session on how to deploy a next-generation security recognition system. This timely presentation will bring updates in the Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology Program, as well as new modularity specifications and multi-module capabilities.

This comes at a relevant time as recently, in a push against illegal immigration, U.S. lawmakers are set to debate a proposal to install fences and a biometric entry-exit system to secure USA borders at all air, land and sea ports of entry within five years after being approved by the House Homeland Security Committee.

More information about the presentations can be found on

Border Security 2018 will feature a speaker line-up of international senior border security experts who will discuss political and technological solutions being utilised to secure national borders.

Featured speakers also include representatives from Italian Navy, Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Portuguese Maritime Authority and Ministry of Defence, Swedish National Bureau of Investigation, Borders and Immigration UK, Delegation of the European Union to Turkey, Schiphol Airport, Airpol and more.

The full agenda as well as registration information can be found on

There is currently a £400 Early Bird offer available for bookings done by 31st October.

11th Border Security
21-22 February 2018
Crowne Plaza Hotel St Peter’s Spa, Rome, Italy


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