Oversight Hearing to Examine Federal Government’s Failure to Establish Secure IDs

June 17, 2013

WASHINGTON – House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) will convene a hearing entitled “Federal Government Approaches to Issuing Biometric IDs: Part II” on Wednesday, June 19th at 9:30 a.m.

In 2004, the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) mandated a government-wide standard for secure IDs for federal employees and contractors accessing government facilities. In response, the National Institute of Standards and Technology developed biometric credentials for agencies to use to control access to secure government facilities.

Nine years later, however, only a few agencies have made progress in implementing biometric IDs. Moreover, the security technology developed in 2004 is becoming out of date. The hearing will examine the status, costs and management of current federal government-issued identification cards. It will also focus on agencies’ efforts to incorporate secure biometric technologies into their identification card programs.

Hearing Details:
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Federal Government Approaches to Issuing Biometic IDs: Part II
Subcommittee on Government Operations, Chairman John Mica (R-FL)
9:30 a.m. in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building

Witnesses:

Charles H. Romine
Director of the Information Technology Laboratory
National Institute of Standards and Technology
U.S. Department of Commerce

Steven Martinez
Executive Assistant Director of the Science and Technology Branch
Federal Bureau of Investigation
U.S. Department of Justice

John Allen
Director of the Flight Standards Service
Federal Aviation Administration

Colleen Manaher
Executive Director of Planning, Program Analysis, and Evaluation
Office of Field Operations
Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Brenda Sprague
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services
U.S. Department of State

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