Patrick J. Nemeth is the Director of the Identity Operations Division (IOD) in the Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) within the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). OBIM, formerly the United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US VISIT) Program, is the lead entity in the DHS for biometric identity management services across Government. Mr. Nemeth’s responsibilities include managing delivery of current identity services through operation of the Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT), fingerprint verification services, and information sharing to ensure a safe, secure, and resilient homeland.
Previously, Mr. Nemeth served as Deputy Assistant Director of US-VISIT’s Identity Services Branch where he led the delivery of biometric and biographic services to Department of Homeland Security and other interagency and international partners, including customer engagement, fingerprint verification, overstay analysis, watch list management, reporting and analysis, and business operation of the IDENT and ADIS systems.
Mr. Nemeth retired from the U.S. Coast Guard in 2009 after a distinguished 30 year career. He served in various homeland security, law enforcement, intelligence and technology positions at the field, interagency and headquarters levels.
Mr. Nemeth received a Bachelor of Science degree in Government from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the American Intercontinental University.