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Department of Defense (DoD) Biometrics Holds Its Information Exchange

By Bill Yamanaka, DoD Biometrics Public Affairs

The Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) hosted a DoD Biometrics Information Exchange event in Wood Theater, Fort Belvoir, Va., on July 30.  Mr. Douglas Wiltsie, Program Executive Officer, provided opening remarks and emphasized collaboration among industry representatives and the DoD biometric community.

“We look forward to sharing information with industry and to gain valuable insights on capabilities through today’s exchange,” Mr. Wiltsie said. “We hope to arrive at outcomes that will be most cost-effective and operationally efficient for war fighters.”

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A panel discussing the Joint Personnel Identification (JPI) program included LTC Jackie Barnes, Product Manager for JPI; LTC Chase Martin, Assistant Product Manager for JPIv2, and Ms. Elissa Zadrozny, Chief Engineer for JPI.

The day’s event included presentations to over 260 industry attendees. Following Mr. Wiltsie’s welcoming remarks, COL Sandy Vann-Olejasz, Project Manager (PM) for DoD Biometrics, provided an overview of current DoD efforts in designing, engineering, acquiring, deploying and sustaining enterprise biometric solutions.

Providing specific program briefings were: LTC Eric Pavlick, Product Manager for Biometrics Enabling Capability (BEC); LTC Jackie Barnes, Product Manager for Joint Personnel Identification (JPI); and Mr. Edward Quick, Deputy Project Manager for DoD Biometrics, who spoke about Project Management Office Support (PMOS).

The program continued with three afternoon panel discussions (BEC, JPI and PMOS) based on questions from the audience that were submitted in the morning session. COL Vann-Olejasz closed the event with appreciation to all attendees, offering a reminder of near term opportunities to industry.

This Information Exchange was the second in a series hosted by PEO EIS at Fort Belvoir. Please stay tuned to the EIS website for information about future exchanges or industry opportunities.

Links to the slides presented during the Information Exchange can be found here:

Posted August 12, 2013