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Robert F. Diegelman

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Mr. Diegelman serves as an IDTP Senior Consultant specializing in the government sector and related markets. Mr. Diegelman has over 37 years of executive management and technical experience including 32 years of service with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Over the past 15 years, Mr. Diegelman has focused on managing biometric programs and developing solutions specific to the needs of the government. Mr. Diegelman most recently worked at Lockheed Martin Transportation and Security Solutions (LMTSS) as the Director of Advanced Identification Programs. In this role, Mr. Diegelman oversaw programs and support contracts with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Defense (DoD. He also advanced the efforts to expand and strengthen Lockheed’s Biometrics Center of Excellence and position Lockheed to address the diverse opportunities developing in the biometrics market. During his 32 year career at the DOJ, Mr. Diegelman served in various executive positions, including Justice Management Division, Director, Management and Planning Staff, where he managed approximately 20 interagency teams undertaking the design, deployment and integration of major new DOJ missions that included biometrics performance within Immigration and Naturalization Services Automated Biometric Identification System (INS IDENT) and FBI Integrated Automatic Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) programs; and the INS Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection (SENTRI) system at five major ports of entry. He was appointed Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Policy, Management and Planning, in the Justice Management Division and also served as Acting Assistant Attorney General for Administration, overseeing the organization’s 1200 employees, its management and administrative functions, and managing the DOJ’s $30 billion budget. Mr. Diegelman has earned numerous professional and career awards in recognition of his outstanding performance and service to the DOJ, including the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award; the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award (1988 &1998); and upon retirement in 2003, the Attorney General of the United States personally awarded Mr. Diegelman the Attorney General’s Edmund C. Randolph Award. Mr. Diegelman is a Summa cum Laude graduate of Loyola College where he received his B.A in Political Science. He earned his M.A in Government at Harvard University, specializing in International Politics. Mr. Diegelman also took Graduate Study in German Political History at the University of Bonn in West Germany, and received his Certificate in Criminal Justice Planning at the University of Southern California, Irvine.