DHS – Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM)

Arlington,  VA 
United States

The Office of Biometric Identity Management provides biometric match, store, share, and analyze services to DHS and mission partners. The need for biometrics continues to grow among DHS Components; interagency stakeholders (e.g., the Departments of State, Justice, and Defense); State, local, tribal and territorial entities; the Intelligence Community; and international mission partners. Biometrics support critical national security priorities, including counterterrorism and immigration. OBIM is focused on delivering accurate, timely, and high assurance biometric identity information and analysis. OBIM’s overall goals and priorities include continuing to improve biometric services and access to expanded biometric data to enable DHS operational missions.


OBIM Overview
The Power of Biometrics



  • OBIM Customer Wheel
    OBIM serves a number of customers to provide enduring biometric identity services....

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  • The Biometric Triad: Interagency Data Sharing
    OBIM shares biometric information from IDENT with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Defense (DoD) in a common mission to maximize national and international security. DHS-DOJ-DoD Interoperability is known as the Biometric Triad....

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