Identity & Biometrics Virtual Coffee With the U.S. Department of Defense

May 12, 2021


SIA’s Identity and Biometric Technology Advisory Board (IBTAB) offers another opportunity for security leaders to interact and engage with U.S. government decision-makers on the frontlines of deploying emerging security technologies.

Attendees will gain insights into the U.S. Department of Defense biometric programs that enhance the national security and force protection posture of U.S. strategic forces located in the U.S. and abroad. Our guest speaker Colonel Senodja “Frank” Sundiata-Walker will focus on DoD’s Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS), an authoritative multimodal biometric capability that uses software to store, match, and share biometric data (such as faces, fingerprints, latent prints, palm prints, and iris images) from collection assets around the globe.

Member Rate: $25
Non-Member Rate: $50

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Colonel Senodja “Frank” Sundiata-Walker

Colonel Senodja F. Sundiata-Walker is a 1995 graduate of Howard University where she received a commission as a Military Intelligence Officer through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. Her first assignment was with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 2nd Infantry Division, in Camp Hovey, Republic of South Korea. While assigned to 2nd BCT, COL Sundiata-Walker served as the Assistant Brigade S-2 and the Brigade S1. She remained in Korea to serve as a Ground Surveillance Platoon Leader in Alpha Company, 102nd Military Korea, she was assigned as the Assistant S-3, 111th MI Battalion in Fort Huachuca, AZ while awaiting attendance in the MI Officer Advanced Course (MIOAC) and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Electronic Warfare Officers Course. She was subsequently assigned to Fort Hood, TX where she served as the Battalion S2 of the 588th Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd BCT, 4th Infantry Division.

COL Sundiata-Walker went on to command 2nd BCT’s Direct Support MI Company and later deploy B. Co, 104th MI BN (Shadow 200 UAV) to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. After redeployment, she was assigned as the Assistant J-2, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region at Fort McNair, DC. While there, she transitioned to the Acquisition Corps and was assigned as a Counter-Remote Controlled Improvised Explosive Devices (RCIED) Electronic Warfare (CREW) Test and Evaluation Officer, Counter-IED Directorate, Army Evaluation Center, Army Test and Evaluation Command in Alexandria, VA. She was later assigned to Fort Meade, MD as the Assistant PM, PM Information Warfare, PEO Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors. In 2011, she deployed to Camp As Sayliyah in Doha, Qatar in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and served as the Chief of Operations and a Contract Specialist in Army Contracting Command-Qatar, 408th Contracting Support Brigade, Expeditionary Contracting Command. Upon redeployment, COL Sundiata-Walker was assigned at the Pentagon in the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Plans, Programs and Resources, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology as the Deputy Director of Force Management and Human Capital. COL Sundiata-Walker was the command-selected Program Manager of PM Mobile Electric Power Systems, PM Expeditionary Energy and Sustainment Systems, PEO Combat Support Combat Service Support at Fort Belvoir, VA. Prior to Senior Service College, she served as the Strategic Effects Division Chief, J39 Deputy Directorate for Global Operations, Joint Staff at the Pentagon.

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