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Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM)

Privacy Information

Privacy is an integral part of the Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), formerly US-VISIT, and it is essential to the program mission. OBIM takes privacy into account from conception through planning and development, and during the execution of every aspect of the OBIM program.

Biometric Identity Management Identification Services

The Office of Biometric Identity Management ‘s (OBIM), formerly US-VISIT, use of biometrics is helping to make travel simple, easy and convenient for legitimate visitors, but virtually impossible for those who wish to do harm or violate U.S. laws.

Office of Biometric Identity Management

The Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) supports the Department of Homeland Security's responsibility to protect the nation by providing biometric identification services that help federal, state, and local government decision makers accurately identify the people they encounter and determine whether those people pose a risk to the United States. OBIM supplies the technology for collecting and storing biometric data, provides analysis, updates its watchlist, and ensures the integrity of the data.

Written testimony of CBP, ICE, PLCY, and S&T for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing titled “Overstaying Their Welcome: National Security Risks Posed by Visa Overstays”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Deputy Assistant Commissioner John Wagner, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations National Security Investigations Division Assistant Director Craig Healy, Office of Policy (PLCY) Screening Coordination Office Deputy Assistant Secretary Kelli Ann Burriesci, and Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency Deputy Director Bob Burns address the progress DHS is making to incorporate biometrics into DHS’ comprehensive entry/exit system and to identify, report, and address overstays in support of DHS’ border security and immigration enforcement missions.

Written testimony of S&T, ICE, and CBP for a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest hearing titled “Why is the Biometric Exit Tracking System Still Not in Place?”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Homeland Security Advanced Projects Agency Border and Maritime Security Division Director Anh Duong, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations Assistant Director for National Security Investigations Craig Healy, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Deputy Assistant Commissioner John Wagner address DHS’ progress in incorporating biometrics into DHS’ comprehensive entry/exit system in support of DHS’ border security and immigration enforcement missions.

OBIM FOIA Logs

These logs contain incoming Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for the Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) and United States Visitor and Immigration Status Indicator Technology Program (US-VISIT).

Written testimony of NPPD for a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security closed hearing on the President's FY 2015 budget request for cybersecurity

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Under Secretary Suzanne Spaulding and NPPD Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications Phyllis Schneck address NPPD’s efforts to strengthen the Nation’s physical and cyber critical infrastructure security and resilience against terrorist threats, cyber events, natural disasters, and other catastrophic incidents.

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