CBP Federated Person Query invited to the Igniting Innovation Showcase

CBP and Dev Technology recently developed the Federated Person Query and will be demoing this new capability at the ACT-IAC Igniting Innovation Showcase on April 25, 2016.

CBP-agent2Dev Technology Group, Inc., announced today that the Federated Person Query, an application the company developed in support of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), has been accepted into the ACT-IAC Igniting Innovation Showcase. ACT-IAC holds the Igniting Innovation Showcase and Awards event each year to recognize the most innovative uses of technology to benefit government programs and services to citizens.

The Federated Person Query allows Border Patrol agents to perform both biometric (e.g. fingerprints) and biographic (e.g. name) searches. Before the implementation of the Federated Person Query, US Border Patrol agents had to perform various searches in multiple systems, slowing down the time required to process a subject. The Federated Person Query returns a consolidated list of results from multiple connected systems, saving agents significant amounts of time.

CBP’s Federated Person Query was selected out of over 140 innovations by a panel of judges to be featured in the Showcase. Attendees at the event will use social media voting to determine the Top Eight innovations. The Top Eight will proceed to the stage and give a five-minute presentation on their innovation to the audience. Social media voting is used again to determine the overall winner. Roving judges at the Showcase will also determine Dynamite Award winners in various categories.

This is the second year that CBP has presented an innovation developed by Dev Technology. In 2014, the CBP Iris Pilot was a Top Eight Finalist and Dynamite Award Winner in the area of High Risk, High Reward.

The 2016 ACT-IAC Igniting Innovation showcase will be held on Monday April 25, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. For more information and to register for the event, visit the event site.

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