Higgins & Associates, International (HAI) is a small-by-design biometric consultancy based in Washington, DC. HAI uses the Service Mark Higgins-Biometrics.
We are now in our 20th year of supporting government agencies at the federal (US, Canada, and the UK), state, as well as county level. In addition we have actively participated
in NIST standards bodies and lectured at numerous conferences and universities.
We help government agencies successfully acquire the most appropriate biometric systems with a focus on large-scale biometric and forensic identity systems as well as related identity management systems. These activities have taken us to Afghanistan, Canada, Iraq, the United Kingdom, and most of the United States on various contracts.
Our experiences are in all life-cycle phases of AFIS, ABIS, livescan fingerprint and other biometric collection kit (fixed, portable, and mobile) acquisitions. We recently assisted a client in testing contactless fingerprint systems and iris on the move technology for suitability to their domain of interest.
Mr. Higgins is a founding member of the Scientific Working Group for Forensic and Investigative Speaker Recognition (SWG-Speaker) as well as a member of two International Association for Identification (IAI) Committees / Subcommittees.
In February 2014 the SEARCH Board of Directors chose Peter T. Higgins to receive the 2014 OJ Hawkins Award for Innovative Leadership and Outstanding Contributions in Criminal Justice Information Systems, Policy and Statistics—SEARCH’s highest practitioner honor. For more information see the SEARCH Web site - search.org.
In October 2014 The US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) selected Mr. Higgins to serve as a member of the IT/Multimedia Scientific Area Committee’s (SAC’s) Speaker Recognition Subcommittee within the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) - http://www.nist.gov/forensics/osac.cfm.
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