Robert A. Mocny is the Director of the Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) formerly, the United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) Program. OBIM is part of the National Protection and Programs Directorate at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
OBIM’s mission is to provide enduring identity services to DHS and its mission partners that advance informed decision making by producing accurate, timely, and high assurance biometric identity information and analysis.
Prior to his current responsibilities, Mr. Mocny served in senior positions at the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), including as Director of the Entry/Exit Project, acting Assistant Commissioner for Inspections, and Special Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner.
While at INS, he led an interagency project team that established the Secure Electronic Network for Traveler’s Rapid Inspection (SENTRI) Program.
Mr. Mocny holds a degree in Soviet studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has received numerous awards throughout his career, including a team Hammer Award from Vice President Gore for the SENTRI program and the Smithsonian’s Computer World award for the innovative use of information technology.