Identity & Biometrics Lunch With U.S. Customs and Border Protection

About the Event

SIA’s Identity and Biometric Technology Advisory Board (IBTAB) offers another opportunity for security leaders to interact and engage with federal law enforcement personnel on the front lines of deploying biometric technologies to protect U.S. citizens. Attendees will enjoy lunch, premier networking and remarks from Benjamine "Carry" Huffman of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Event Details:

  • When: Wednesday, Sept. 21, 12:00-1:30 p.m. (EDT)
  • Where: DoubleTree by Hilton McLean Tysons, 1960 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22102

Speaker: Carry Huffman, Acting Chief Operating Officer, CBP

Benjamine “Carry” Huffman assumed the role of the acting chief operating officer for CBP on Jan. 5, 2022. In this role, Chief Huffman will ensure that the frontline is equipped with the personnel, tools and information they need, improving the agency’s collective capacity to adapt and respond to an ever-changing environment. He most recently served as the acting deputy commissioner, the agency’s senior career official.

Huffman has spent more than three decades serving in many roles across the U.S. Border Patrol. He is a native of West Texas and entered on duty with the U.S. Border Patrol in 1985 as a member of Border Patrol Academy Class 173. Huffman holds a master's degree in homeland security from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas, a bachelor's degree in general studies and an associate's degree in criminal justice from South Plains Junior College in Levelland, Texas. He has also completed the Capstone General and Flag Officer course at the National Defense University and the Senior Managers in Government program at the Harvard Kennedy School.


  • SIA members: $25
  • Non-members: $50
  • Government employees: FREE