John D. Woodward, Jr., Professor of the Practice of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, gave a presentation to students and interns at the Daniel Morgan Academy in Washington, D.C. on July 13, 2016.
Woodward discussed the use of biometric technologies for national and homeland security purposes. He provided several case studies drawing on his experience as the Director of the Department of Defense Biometrics Management Office from 2003 to 2005.
He also provided an historical context for biometrics, explaining how fingerprints emerged by the early 20th century as a legally recognized means of identification.
Established in 2014, the Daniel Morgan Academy is a non-profit graduate school in Washington, D.C. that specializes in tailoring its graduate degree and certificate programs to students who are serving or seeking a career in the US national security community.
Woodward is a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer. During his twenty-year CIA career, he served as an operations officer in the Clandestine Service and as a technical intelligence officer in the Directorate of Science and Technology, with assignments in Washington, DC, East Asia, Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East. Learn more about him here.