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Biometric Consortium Conference 2008 Will Be Held Sept. 23-25

The Biometric Consortium Conference 2008, to be held in Tampa, Fla., Sept. 23-25, will focus on biometric technologies for homeland security, identity management, border crossing, electronic commerce and other applications. It will include two and a half days of presentations, seminars and panel discussions with the participation of internationally recognized experts in biometric technologies, system and application developers, IT business strategists, and government and commercial officers.

Workshops, sessions and panel discussions featuring more than 100 speakers will focus on the important role that biometrics can play in the identification and verification of individuals in government and commercial applications worldwide.

More than 1000 participants are expected to attend, including representatives from 60 federal, state and local agencies, 25 universities, the biometric industry, system integrators and users. Topics will include the recently published report from the National Science and Technology Council's Task Force on Identity Management. Duane Blackburn, policy analyst from the White House's Office of Science and Technology, will moderate a panel discussion on the report and deliver the opening address on government biometrics policy.

The conference is being co-sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Security Agency, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense Biometric Task Force, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Technology Strategy of the General Services Administration, the Department of Transportation's Volpe Center and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.

For more information see the conference Web site:

Released September 3, 2008, Updated January 24, 2023