Jim Loudermilk is an independent consultant providing subject matter expert advice on all aspects of human identification. He also a member of the Biometrics Institute Advisory Board.
Jim served as Senior Director, Innovation and Customer Solutions, with IDEMIA National Security Solutions (NSS), from July 2017 until January 2021. His focus was on applied R&D to advance biometric and other human identification technology.
Previously Jim was a technology executive with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1996 – 2017. He represented the FBI nationally and internationally on identification and innovation issues. He co-chaired the Interagency Biometrics and Identity Forum, and its predecessor the Biometrics and Identity Management Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council. He was a member of the FBI Biometric Steering Committee and represented the FBI with the National Science Foundation Center for Identification Technology Research.
Previous FBI assignments included Assistant Director and Deputy Assistant Director for Information Technology Operations. He earlier served as FBI Chief IT Architect, Chief IT Strategist, and Deputy Chief Technology Officer.
Earlier still, while Deputy Program Manager, and Chief Engineer, was responsible for design, development, installation, and transition to operations of the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) representing a $640 million investment to revitalize FBI identification technology. He reorganized the program office to provide direction to a fully integrated, more than 1,000 person, program team with equal government and contractor participation. Received the Attorney General’s 2000 Award for Excellence in Information Technology.
Jim 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 also a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College.