Matt Schneider

Matthew Schneider

Director, Entry/Exit Transformation Office

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Mr. Schneider is a Director within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection, Entry/Exit Transformation Office, where he provides biographic and biometric strategy and services to the Department and other interagency and international partners. Currently, Mr. Schneider leads a business team responsible for the operation of a biographic system storing traveler data for individuals arriving and leaving the United States. Previously he has been a member of the DHS US-VISIT office, where he had oversight responsibilities for the DHS biometric identity system, IDENT. During this time, he was selected for a secondment with the UK Government, where he advised and offered expertise to the UK Home Office and other foreign officials about implementing large-scale biometric programs.

Mr. Schneider has extensive experience with the management of identity systems supporting various needs of the U.S. government, and seeks to advance information sharing and relationship building opportunities with international partners to strengthen border security worldwide.


What’s New in Biometrics for Homeland and National Security

Wednesday, June 27th
  • CBP: Changing the Face of Travel through Land Border Innovation
    • As the guardian of the nation’s borders, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has a multi-layered mission and is a world-class law enforcement agency that adapts to counter new threats; protects the nation’s economic vitality; and manages increasing volumes of travel and trade to the United States.As travel continues to rise, CBP must find innovative and dynamic solutions to manage the challenge of securing and facilitating travel and trade across air, sea, and land borders. Building off its matching verification service in the air environment, CBP plans to test facial biometrics in the entry and exit process at the land borders in 2018.CBP is well-positioned to serve as the catalyst of innovation within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and will transform the face of travel through biometrics.
      • Mattthew Schneider, Entry/Exit Transformation Office, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Biometrics in Facility Security and DOD Missions
    • Brian Hunt, Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency
  • Evolution of Advanced Recognition Systems – Industry Perspective on Federal use of Biometrics Technology
    • Benji Hutchinson, VP of Federal Operations, NEC