Benji Hutchinson | Vice President, Federal Operations
NEC Corporation of America

Benji Hutchinson, Vice President, Federal Operations, NEC Corporation of America

Benji Hutchinson is President of NEC National Security Systems (NSS), an NEC Company. He has 20 years of experience in the IT, biometrics, identity, and computer vision industries supporting private and public sector customers including US national security and homeland defense agencies across the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Justice (DoJ), Department of State (DOS), Intelligence Community, and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Beginning in 2016, Mr. Hutchinson led the establishment of a NEC’s federal government business in Washington D.C. and the formation of NEC NSS as a newly launched FOCI mitigated company focused on identity and artificial intelligence technologies. From 2012 to 2016, Mr. Hutchinson was the Senior Director for U.S. federal government national security accounts at Idemia. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Hutchinson served as a Senior Biometric and Identity Intelligence Technology Consultant for the Pentagon’s Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. He co-led the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) technical team developing the “Standardization Agreement (STANAG) 4715 – NATO Biometrics Data, Interchange, Watch Listing, and Reporting Standard”. From 2006–2010, Mr. Hutchinson served as a Biometric Standards Consultant for the US Army Biometrics Task Force. During his tenure there, he served as a subject matter expert for the US National (INCITS/M1) and the International (ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37) Standards Bodies on Biometrics. He also chaired the US Interagency Department of Defense Biometric Standards Working Group. Mr. Hutchinson holds a BA in International Economics and French, an MA in French Language and Literature, and an MA in International Affairs from the University of Kentucky. He also holds post graduate executive certificates from the Darden School of Business Administration, University of Virginia, and the Harvard Business School Online. He serves on the Board of Advisors for the International Center for Biometric Research at Purdue University, Member of the Board of Directors for the Integrated Justice Information Systems Institute, Chair of the Security Industry Association’s Identity and Biometric Technology Advisory Board, and a Member of the Board of Advisors for the University of Richmond School of Professional & Continuing Studies, Customer Experience Program

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