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Chris J. McGinnis

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Mr. McGinnis is a Senior Engineer at Identification Technology Partners, Inc., where he has been active in diverse biometric and computer security initiatives in the private and federal sectors. Mr. McGinnis provides technical and administrative identity support to U.S. government clients in the security, transportation, and commerce sectors. At the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), he provided biometric subject matter expertise by serving as editor and co-author to several NIST publications, engaging in the systematic review of biometric standards and draft standards to identify technical defects, and supporting software development of conformance testing architectures. Mr. McGinnis actively participates in the ANSI INCITS/M1 Biometrics Technical Committee, serving as the International Representative to ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37, and holding international editorship positions in ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37. He has supported TSA TWIC, TSA Rap Back, and FBI NGI initiatives; designed biometric data collection processes and related performance analyses; and developed various client publications and system design models. He was a co-personal investigator for a multimodal biometric collection for the FBI: CJIS division. Mr. McGinnis graduated Summa Cum Laude from West Virginia University, where he earned dual BS degrees in Computer Engineering and Biometric Systems and served as the President of the Student Society for the Advancement of Biometrics.