Janice Kephart | Chief Executive Officer
Identity Strategy Partners

Janice Kephart, Chief Executive Officer, Identity Strategy Partners

Janice Kephart  – CEO, Identity Strategy Partners; Senior Biometric Interagency Coordinator/Biometrics Interagency Working Group Director, Futures Identity, Office of Biometric Identity Management, Department of Homeland Security. Immediately prior to her work in direct support of John Boyd at DHS OBIM FI, she supported DOD’s Biometrics Chief Engineer Will Graves in architecture, requirements and stakeholder engagement, including the founding of the BIWG. She has been invited to testify before the UN Security Council and the US Congress 19 times on issues pertaining to identity, biometrics, visa and border policies, REAL ID, and various legislative initiatives upon conclusion of her position as border counsel to the 9/11 Commission. On the Commission, Janice recommended biometric borders, founded the terms biometric borders, terrorist travel, and the phrase we must assure that people are who they say they are explained in her and her teammate’s monograph, 9/11 and Terrorist Travel. Prior to that, she had two laws unanimously passed and signed into law, one that digitized identity theft and the other that enabled information-sharing on millennial cyber solutions. Janice won the 2015 Women in Biometrics Award, one of five women from over 50 nominated; has appeared on all major broadcasting networks multiple times as an identity and national security subject matter expert; been keynote at numerous conferences; and has lectured at Princeton, Villanova and George Mason University. She was (what became) Idemia’s Homeland Security Director prior to founding Identity Strategy Partners (IdSP). IdSP currently supports DHS OBIM and OBIM FI, and the Pentagon’s OUSD I&S Identity Intelligence Directorate, SOCOM i2EC, and has past performance with DOD PM Biometrics and the State Department. IdSP is an EDWOSB.


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