US-VISIT: Biometrics-Based Technology for Homeland Security Drives the Need for Specialized Skills and Competencies [powerpoint] [open pdf - 264KB]
Biometrics are changing how we identify ourselves and verify the identity of others. The use of biometrics is changing how we do business, how we pay for goods, how we access our cars and offices and how we access our finances, literally changing how we work, live and play. US-VISIT is at the forefront of this change, using the power of biometrics to protect the security of our homeland. Government, industry and academia have a common challenge in today's global society: to develop and employ people who can help the government meet national and international security needs. What follows is a discussion of the skills and competencies needed to meet this challenge using US-VISIT as the case study. Educators will play a crucial role in developing these needed specialists.
Homeland Security and Defense Education Consortium: http://www.hsdec.org/library.aspx
Spring 2007 Symposium: NPS/HSDEC/DHS Education Summit. Fairfax, VA. February 27-28, 2007