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Speakers » James A. Loudermilk
Senior Level Technologist, Federal Bureau of Investigation Science and Technology Branch, USA
PANEL Discussion – Building public trust around biometric technology
- Discussing the need to focus on public education/awareness regarding the specifics of biometrics technology;
- The importance of transparency in data collected and used in biometrics systems;
- Identifying and addressing the privacy and security concerns of ‘non-secret’ authentication/verification techniques.
James Loudermilk is the Senior Level Technologist for the FBI Science and Technology Branch. He focuses upon identification issues, especially biometrics, and frequently represents the FBI on these topics. He recently served as the Department of Justice co-chair of the Biometrics and Identity Management Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council. He continues to co-chair the interagency working group that has replaced the NSTC subcommittee. He is a member of the FBI Biometric Steering Committee and Institutional Review Board. Previously, he was chief engineer and deputy program manager for the $640 million Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), which includes the national criminal history and fingerprint check systems. He also led the development of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System and call center, which supports purchase eligibility checks for firearms and explosives.
He has also served as FBI Chief IT Architect, Chief IT Strategist, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, and Assistant Director of the IT Operations Division. Before entering the civil service, Mr Loudermilk was in the private sector for over 20 years, holding various executive positions, in system engineering, software development, program management, logistics, and was a divisional CIO.
Loudermilk holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Mathematics from the University of Dayton and the Degree of Applied Scientist, in Communications Engineering, from the George Washington University. He is a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College.