Ryan Triplett is a Management Analyst at the Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency (DFBA), a Field Operating Agency under the Department of the Army. DFBA, a component of the U.S. Army’s Office of Provost Marshal General (OPMG), executes the responsibilities of the Executive Agent for DoD Forensics and Biometrics on behalf of the Secretary of the Army.
Mr. Triplett’s current responsibilities include leading the standardization efforts of the DoD Executive Agent for Defense Forensics and Biometrics Enterprises. He serves as the primary DoD voting member to INCITS M1 biometric standards development organization, U.S. representative to ISO/IEC SC37 biometric standards body, and ISO TC 272 forensics standards body. Mr. Triplett also serves as custodian of NATO Standardization Agreement 4715 Biometric Data Interchange as well as editor of the DoD Electronic Biometric Transmission Specification. Mr. Triplett is co-chair of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) Biometrics Domain. He also chairs both the DoD Forensic and Biometric Standards Working Group and the DoD and IC Joint Enterprise Standards Committee’s Forensic and Biometric Technical Working Group.
Previously Mr. Triplett served as a Systems Engineering and Technical Assistant (SETA) to the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate where he provided supervisory technical and programmatic activities in the planning, execution and governance of multiple biometrics and forensics projects and programs to meet component driven requirements. He was responsible for the successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of a broad range of inter-disciplinary programs such as Rapid DNA, Digital Forensics, Non-Cooperative Biometrics, Video Analytics and Media Exploitation, Non-Traditional Fingerprint Evaluations, Mobile Biometrics, Backend Attribute Exchange, Identity Management and Data Privacy.
Mr. Triplett is an IEEE Certified Biometric Professional. He received dual B.S. engineering degrees from West Virginia University in Electrical Engineering and Biometric Systems Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from West Virginia University. He also holds an Identity Leadership Program Certificate from University of Texas at Austin.