Identity Affiliations Supporting Biometrics, Forensics, and Credentialing Technologies
We are committed to supporting the broader identity community through our affiliations with members of industry, government, and academia. It is our belief that a strong partnership of highly qualified and informed organizations is necessary to overcome identity challenges with far-reaching implications to personal and national security. IDTP and its team is strengthened by our professional relationships and our industry awareness gained through our affiliates.
IDTP is an active participant in the identity industry through our affiliations and our leadership positions in organizations such as the IBIA, Secure Technology Alliance, INCITS/M1, and ISO/IEC. We have been a champion of identity standards development and support, and our team members have lead identity standardization efforts, serving as editors for various standards and specifications. To stay connected with the identity community and our partners, we provide speakers, presenters, and exhibitors at identity events and conferences annually.
In addition to those affiliates listed below, IDTP has enjoyed relationships with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC), the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA), the Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), and The Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR). IDTP was also a founding member of both the Biometric Consortium and the Biometric Foundation and maintained participation while those organizations were active.
International Biometrics and Identification Association (IBIA)
An IDTP partner helped found the International Biometrics and Identification Association (IBIA) in 1998. Since its inception, this non-profit trade association has worked to promote the growth of the biometric industry through advocacy, education, and media outreach. IBIA represents the collective interests of biometric and identification technology developers, manufacturers, implementers, consultants and integrators, and promotes the effective and appropriate use of technology to determine personal identity and enhance security, privacy, productivity, and convenience for individuals, organizations, and governments. IBIA speaks with authority for the biometrics and identification technology industry to the public, opinion leaders, and government officials in the U.S. and abroad. IBIA, along with Science Media Partners, hosts the annual connectID expo, which focuses on all aspects of human identity and the opportunities for its management in the physical and digital worlds. An IDTP Senior Consultant recently completed a seventh consecutive term as Chairman of the Board and President of the IBIA and now serves as the Vice Chairman and member of the Management Committee. www.ibia.org
The Secure Technology Alliance (STA)
The Secure Technology Alliance (STA) is a not-for profit, multi-industry association promoting secure solutions, including smart cards, embedded chip technology, and related hardware and software. Formerly called the Smart Card Alliance, the association has since expanded its scope to include not only smart card technology, but also embedded chip technology and related hardware and software to support the implementation of secure solutions. IDTP provides the only accredited instructors for the Certified Smart Card Industry Professional (CSCIP) exam preparatory course. IDTP activities include work on GSC-IS, identity and privilege concept definitions, and physical access control (PACS) working groups. An IDTP Senior Consultant is a member of the Steering Committee for its NFC & Mobility Council and participates in its Access Control Council. www.securetechalliance.org/
The Security Industry Association (SIA)
IDTP is a proud member of SIA. "The Security Industry Association is the leading trade group for businesses in the electronic and physical security market. SIA protects and advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation on Capitol Hill and throughout the 50 states; producing cutting-edge global market research; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities; and providing sole sponsorship of the ISC Expos, the world’s largest security trade shows and conferences." An IDTP Senior Consultant serves on its Board of Directors and is SIA’s chair of the Personal Identity Verification Working Group, vice chair of SIA’s Standards Committee. IDTP is supporting the SIA and its affiliates contributing independent expertise related to smart card and PKI technologies and their application. www.siaonline.org
Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
IDTP is a proud member of AFCEA; we share common goals of supporting the defense, homeland security, and intelligence communities with identity technology advancement. AFCEA hosts the annual Federal Identity Forum & Exposition (formerly the Global Identity Summit), one of the industry's largest and longest running biometric and identification technology conferences. IDTP exhibits at the FedID (formerly GIS & BCC) annually, and has provided several speakers for the event. www.afcea.org
InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS)
As the central forum for IT standards in the U.S., INCITS plays an important role in the wide industry adoption of identification technology. IDTP has been a dedicated member of the INCITS Technical Committee on Biometrics (INCITS/M1), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards group for biometrics, since its establishment in 2001. INCITS/M1 develops national and international biometric standards for data interchange file formats and profiles, API's, and performance testing reporting practices. IDTP has an extensive record of voting and leadership support in INCITS/M1, including providing members of our team to serve as Technical Committee (TC) and Task Group (TG) chairs, acting as a "standards incubator", and hosting INCITS/M1 meetings at our Conference and Technology Center. Fred Herr of IDTP serves as the INCITS/M1 International Representative to ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37 (SC 37), the subcommittee on biometrics. www.incits.org
National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
IDTP is a proud member of NDIA, America's leading Defense Industry association promoting national security. IDTP appreciates the forums provided by NDIA allowing for exchange of ideas with government to support national security and defense. IDTP expresses its position that identity technology has a strong central role in national defense and homeland security through our relationship with NDIA. www.ndia.org