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Jeffrey S. Dunn

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Mr. Dunn serves as a Senior Consultant with Identification Technology Partners. Mr. Dunn has over 35 years of career experience with the federal government including 20 years leading research, development, testing, and operations of secured systems at the National Security Agency (NSA). Most recently Mr. Dunn served as the Technical Director for Biometrics at the NSA Laboratory for Physical Science directing research activities in biometrics and identification technologies for a variety of federal security applications. During his career he led research projects in a several areas including anti-tamper technologies, quantum key distribution, strong authentication models using smart cards, and various biometric technologies. His experience and background includes leading the development of optical and capacitive-based fingerprint collection devices, novel 3D face recognition systems, and both hand-held and portal iris recognition systems. Mr. Dunn served 10 years on the White House National Science and Technology Council Subcommittee on Biometrics and Identity Management. He served on the Defense Support Team established by Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics to investigate critical issues on deployed biometric systems. He received a National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation for his contributions on enterprise-level biometric systems. Mr. Dunn was selected as a Director of National Intelligence Science and Technology Fellow for biometrics and identity technology expertise. He is a founding Advisory Board Chair of the National Science Foundation Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR) and collaborated with academic, government, and industry partners to establish biometric technology research centers at West Virginia University, US Naval Academy, Clarkson, SMU, and SUNY-Buffalo. He is actively involved in biometric standards and has published several papers on biometric technologies. Mr. Dunn has organized and led numerous working groups and technical exchange meetings and is a frequently invited speaker for both open conferences and closed government events. During his distinguished career he served for 20 years as Co-Chair of the AFCEA Global Identity Symposium (originally organized as the Biometric Consortium Conference) which hosts an annual event with over 1800 participants from government, industry, and academia.