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Walter Hamilton

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Mr. Hamilton is a Senior Consultant with Identification Technology Partners (IDTP). He joined Identification Technology Partners (IDTP) in November 2006 and is an acknowledged biometric subject matter expert (SME) and consultant with 27 years of experience in the field of biometric identification and authentication. Mr. Hamilton plays a vital role as a recognized biometric industry authority. Prior to his association with IDTP, Mr. Hamilton served as Vice President and General Manager of Biometric Solutions for Saflink Corporation where he helped lead that company’s transition from proprietary fingerprint biometric products to an open-systems multi-biometric software solution provider. Mr. Hamilton has been committed to advancing biometric technologies and is an advocate for adoption of open standards, crucial for industry development. Mr. Hamilton is a recognized industry leader and spokesperson for the biometrics industry having served as the elected Chairman of the Board of the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) for seven consecutive years. He has also played a key role in implementing fingerprint biometrics for recurrent background vetting and is a subject matter expert on the FBI Rap Back service as implemented through the FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) system. In December, 2007, he was a recipient of a Public Service Commendation from the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard for his leadership of a volunteer group of security industry professionals that worked with the Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) to develop the TWIC® Reader Hardware and Card Application Specification. Prior to joining Saflink in 1995, Mr. Hamilton completed a distinguished 30-year career with Unisys Corporation.