Michael Hardin is the Director of Policy and Planning at the CBP Entry/Exit Transformation Office, charged with improving the ability of CBP to biometrically match entry and exit data collected from foreign nationals. He has over 20 years of experience at DHS and its predecessor agencies working on issues related to immigration, biometrics, and counterterrorism.
Prior to coming to CBP in 2013, Mr. Hardin worked at the DHS Office of Policy on a wide variety of issues, including biometrics and datasharing with the intelligence community and foreign countries. From 2008-2009, Mr. Hardin served abroad in Canberra, Australia, assisting the Australian government in development of their biometric programs as they related to immigration. As part of his DHS career, Mr. Hardin also worked at the US-VISIT program and at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and began his career at the Immigration and Naturalization Service in 1997.
Throughout his career, Mr. Hardin has spoken a variety of biometric-related conferences in the United States and around the world. He has a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University and a law degree from George Washington University Law School.