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Walter G. Hamilton

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Mr. Hamilton is a Senior Consultant with Identification Technology Partners (IDTP). Mr. Hamilton brings valuable experience in the biometric industry and plays a vital role as a recognized industry authority and subject matter expert. Prior to his association with IDTP, Mr. Hamilton served as Vice President and General Manager; 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 welcomed presenter and panelist at industry and government symposiums and conferences. Mr. Hamilton has been elected to a sixth term as Chairman and President of the International Biometrics & Identification Association (IBIA), a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit trade association. He also served as Chairman of The Biometric Foundation (TBF), a non-profit research and education organization. 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.