Lockheed Martin Exec: With the Right Mix of Creativity, Technology and Policy, Biometrics Can Transform Security

TAMPA, Fla., 09/24/2009 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Security and Citizen Protection Vice President Barbara Humpton, during her keynote address at the 2009 Biometric Consortium Conference (BCC) and Technology Expo, challenged leaders from industry, government and academia to break paradigms, drive interoperability and continue sharing ideas.

"Biometrics has the potential to affect every citizen in the world in a real and transformational way," said Humpton. "From defense and law enforcement to civil government, healthcare and even finance, biometrics can not only deny anonymity to the bad guys, but also make life more efficient and secure for the good guys. It's up to us to have the vision and make it so."

Humpton recognized the Department of Homeland Security's ICE Secure Communities and the FBI's Next Generation Identification (NGI) system as examples of visionary programs that bring together biometric information and technology to ensure a safer, more secure way of life. She noted that in both cases, collaboration was and will be a vital element to success.

Listen to a complete audio recording of Humpton's remarks.