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agenda - Day 2: Wednesday, February 24, 2010

8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast & Exhibits

8:30 a.m.
Chairperson's Opening Of Day Two

Samir Nanavati, Partner


8:45 a.m.
How To Effect Seamless Mobility With Mobile Biometric Identification: A Case Study On The Miami-Dade Police Department

This presentation will underscore the role of technologies such as the Mobile AFIS and other biometric solutions in helping law enforcement agencies accurately identify individuals at the station and in the field. Hear case studies on agencies which used a Mobile AFIS Biometrics system to identify suspects in the field and get wants and warrant information in a timely fashion. Discover how mobile technology can help law enforcement officials identify suspects, solve crimes, and secure communities with speed and precision.

In this session, Miami-Dade Police Department will provide insight into how they successfully integrated the Motorola Mobile AFIS into their standard operating procedures. Get tips and tricks on how to get this new technology into the hands of the officers who need it. Hear from a police department who has deployed this technology how mobile biometric identification can provide your organization with an additional tool to increase effectiveness in identifying people.

Scott F. Banas, AFIS Supervisor & Fingerprint Analyst

Milton Murillo, Fingerprint Analyst 1 / AFIS Administrator


9:30 a.m.
US-VISIT: Future Outlook And Lessons Learned From The Department Of Homeland Security’s Biometric Identification Services Provider

You won't want to miss this insightful and eye-opening presentation offering lessons learned from one of the world's largest biometric identification programs.

In 2004, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's US-VISIT program became the first large-scale, biometric identification program of its kind for verifying the identities of visa applicants and international visitors attempting to enter the United States. Although US-VISIT faced skepticism when it began, the program's successful application of biometrics in operational environments that require rapid response, high accuracy and strong privacy protections has turned many skeptics into supporters.

Today, US-VISIT provides biometric identification and analysis services to 30,000 authorized Federal, State and local agency users to help them quickly verify identity as well as receive and share information about criminals, immigration violators and known or suspected terrorists.

As the first biometric identification program of its kind and scale, US-VISIT has learned valuable lessons about what makes biometric technology successful in a variety of operational environments. During this session, you'll learn about:
  • Human factors critical to successful large-scale deployments of biometric technology
  • New technologies being evaluated to improve accuracy and efficiency of government biometric collection (including multimodal and mobile technologies)
  • Plans for enhancing US-VISIT's biometric services to better serve its users and expand its services to other agencies

Shonnie Lyon, Acting Deputy Director
US-VISIT, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

10:15 a.m.
Morning Networking Break & Exhibits


10:45 a.m.
Understanding And Preparing For The Future Of National-Scale Multimodal Biometric Systems: FBI Biometric Standards Initiatives And Other Best Practice Recommendations

The FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division, known as CJIS, is home to a range of state-of-the-art technologies and statistical services that serve the FBI and the entire criminal justice community. Driven by advances in technology, customer requirements, and growing demand for the FBI's Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) services, the FBI has initiated the Next Generation Identification (NGI) program. This program will further advance the FBI’s biometric identification services, providing an incremental replacement of current IAFIS technical capabilities, while introducing new functionality. NGI improvements and new capabilities will be introduced across a multi-year timeframe within a phased approach. The NGI system will offer state-of-the-art biometric identification services and provide a flexible framework of core capabilities that will serve as a platform for multimodal functionality.

This presentation will discuss the particular capabilities of the NGI program and their incremental deployment, including:
  • Quality Check Automation (QCA) Phase III
  • Disposition Reporting Improvements (DRI)
  • Interstate Photo System (IPS)
  • Advanced Fingerprint Identification Technology (AFIT)
  • Enhanced IAFIS Repository (EIR)
  • National Palm Print System (NPPS)

In addition, you will obtain resource information and other up-to-date information regarding FBI Biometric Standards initiatives such as the Mobile ID Device Best Practice Recommendation.

B. Scott Swann, Program Manager, Criminal Justice Information Services Division


11:30 a.m.
How To Conduct An All-Inclusive Performance Evaluation Of Your Biometric System

It is well accepted today that biometrics, except using DNA, will never produce error-free recognition results. However, and most importantly, it is also appreciated now that, with proper system tuning and setup adjustment, critical errors of biometric systems can be minimized to the level needed for operational use. The insights on system tuning and setup adjustment, as well as on the selection of a system and risk mitigation procedures that best suit operational needs, can only be obtained through system performance evaluation. This is especially true for biometric systems that store large quantities of identities and/or are applied to measure loosely constrained biometric traits, such as in identification from video or at a distance. It is not uncommon for such systems to have more than one match below the matching threshold, or to have two or more matches having very close matching scores.

This presentation will discuss the all-inclusive performance evaluation methodology that has been developed by Canada Border Services Agency for testing iris biometric systems for the NEXUS pre-approved traveler program, which is now also used by the agency for the evaluation of stand-off biometrics technologies including face recognition in video.

Specifically, during this presentation, you will learn:
  1. Why biometric systems fail and what factors affect the performance
    of a biometric system
  2. Why evaluation based on reporting single-score statistics such as False Match, False Non-Match rates, and the trade-off curves based therein is not sufficient
  3. How to conduct a multi-order, all-inclusive evaluation of your system
    beyond the trade-off curves
  4. What to do to make the performance of your biometric system better and how to recognize improvement

Dmitry O. Gorodnichy, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Group Leader
Video Surveillance and Biometrics Technologies / Applied Research and Development Division / Laboratory and Scientific Services Directorate

12:15 p.m.
Lunch On Your Own -- But Not Alone!

Join a small group of your colleagues for lunch with an informal discussion facilitated by one of our expert speakers. Take this opportunity to join others in a small, interactive group setting to network and brainstorm solutions to your most pressing biometric concerns.



1:45 p.m.
The Importance Of Biometric Testing: Selecting The Right Biometric For Your Organization

As governments and businesses around the world increasingly rely on biometrics to help secure access, transactions, and identity, there is an equally increasing demand for accurate and unbiased evaluations of biometrics. Since no single biometric technology is suitable for all applications, organizations and programs are more and more dependent on unbiased and reliable testing and evaluation to help them select the best biometric for their specific requirement. This demand is met in a variety of ways, as government agencies, university research labs, for-profit and nonprofit companies have introduced testing capabilities to one degree or another.

Over time, three important types of testing have emerged as the
primary approaches to biometric product testing:
  • Technology Testing (algorithm verification)
  • Scenario Testing
  • Operational Testing
This presentation will provide you with an overview of the various
types of testing, including:
  • How they are conducted
  • What they try to achieve
  • How they differ from one another

Russ Ryan, Vice President, Marketing

2:30 p.m.
Afternoon Networking Break & Exhibits

2:45 p.m.

How To Improve Your Customer Service Experience Using Biometrics As An Identity Management And Compliance Tool

Retailers are constantly looking for ways to differentiate themselves from their competition, while managing overhead and improving the customer service experience. Many retailers have looked to biometrics as a solution in their stores, and retail applications vary from financial services to access control and time and attendance.

National Supermarket wanted a tool for their financial services centers that could ensure fast and accurate customer identification; minimize their risk exposure and offer an easy interface for their staff. As their financial services evolved, they also needed to address new government compliance requirements – a critical component. National and other business owners like them need to need to know that their customers are who they say they are, so they can effectively manage their risk and comply with federal regulations; while not denying service to good, loyal customers. National turned to AllTrust Networks for their biometric identity management as a platform to facilitate the alternate financial service experience.

Attend this session as we discuss the challenges and successes of applying biometrics in a retail setting. You will walk away with a deeper understanding of the steps and processes, including:
  • Applying biometrics as an identity management and compliance tool
  • High-level overview of the underbanked market, the alternative financial services they use, and how biometrics are applied when servicing this audience
  • Why 'one to many' matching is essential for these retail applications
  • Biometric adoption – consumer reaction to mandatory participation

Carlos Hernandez, Store Manager

George Rice, EVP, Sales & Marketing

3:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Biometric Technology Trends And A Q&A Session With Our Speakers

Hear expert representatives from the biometrics industry discuss the emerging trends in biometrics, as well as best practices and lessons learned in the field. You’ll have the opportunity to get your most pressing questions answered in this interactive forum.


4:15 p.m.
Chairperson's Recap: Key Takeaways And What To Do When You Get Back To The Office

We'll recap the highlights of the past two days and ask you to share key insights and next steps with the group.

4:30 p.m.
Close Of General Sessions

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