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Ramsey Billups

Board of Directors, International Biometrics and Identity Association (IBIA) and Public Security Federal Systems Business & Site Manager, 3M Cogent Federal Systems, USA


Congressional staff panel — New policy perspectives on borders, immigration, and extreme vetting

The new Administration has proposed major changes in major and longstanding security and immigration policies. Key staffers who are involved in these issues will discuss their perspectives on the status of the new proposals and the headwinds that these proposed changes are encountering.

Introduced by: Ramsey Billups

Panelists include:
Paul L. Anstine
Ramona McGee


Ramsey Billups is 3M Public Security Federal Systems Business & Site Manager. In this role, Mr Billups has responsibility for 3M Cogent Biometrics product strategy, system integration, operations and maintenance for numerous U.S. Federal and State Government biometrics programs including Department of Homeland Security (DHS) OBIM Biometrics Application.
Mr Billups has served as Cogent Federal Systems Vice President and Program Manager of Integration, Operations & Maintenance for 3M Cogent's portion of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) OBIM Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) operations. OBIM, formerly known as US-VISIT has a long reputation for being one of the largest and most successful AFIS installations in the world.

Mr Billups has prior fingerprint and face recognition biometrics experience as Technical Director of Biometrics with Raytheon, where he served as Raytheon’s program manager for the DHS predecessor organization – Immigration Naturalization Service (INS) IDENT AFIS border control program. Mr Billups also had project management and integration responsibility and partnered with Visionics for the face recognition pilot program at Boston Logan airport in 2001 and 2002.

Mr Billups previously worked for IBM Federal Systems on FAA programs and as a civilian for the Department of Defense at the Armament Research & Development Center, where he had technical leadership responsibilities for embedded weapon systems software development.

Mr Billups has a Bachelor of Science degree in Data Processing within the Computer Science department from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, an IEEE Certified Biometrics Professional (CBP) and is a board member for the International Biometrics and Identity Association (IBIA).

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