Will Graves has been responsible since 2013 for the management of the full life-cycle development of Identity Management IT projects for the US Department of Defense’s Program Manager for Biometrics Chief Engineer, including the Department’s next generation identity management system.
He is an expert on biometric technologies and product improvement based on emerging technologies. From 2009 to 2013, Will was Chief Engineer of the US-VISIT program, the first biometric border program in the world, where he was responsible for technical guidance on identity screening projects, the development of numerous international and domestic information technology standards used today, and an active member of the White House subcommittee on biometrics and identity management.
In 2018, Will was recognized as one of the top 100 leaders in US government and has led the effort to modernize the architecture, data governance, and cloud issues for DOD ABIS while directly developing GOTS mobile devices for the next generation warrior.
In 2020, Will founded the voluntary Face Recognition Interagency Working Group bringing together over 90 members and 30 programs that use face recognition across the USG.