Christopher (Chris) Miles is a Biometrics Program Manager with the Resilient Systems Division (RSD) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Directorate for Science and Technology (S&T) Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA). He manages the development of rapid and low‐cost DNA analysis for family relationship verification and past biometrics basic research portfolio efforts in multi‐biometric research, standoff biometrics, and decision fusion research. Mr. Miles served as Co‐Chair of the White House National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Subcommittee on Biometrics & Identity Management ( that has now transitioned to an Ad Hoc federal committee coordinating the biometrics research and development of 12 Federal Departments. He also is a federal liaison to the Sponsor's Committee for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR), a 10-year Industry/University Cooperative Research Center with 20 federal and industry sponsors and 13 Universities that have conducted over 200 research projects to date (

Mr. Miles received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering from George Mason University and previously worked for the Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice where he managed the biometric, sensor and surveillance, and firearm technology portfolios. Prior to NIJ, he provided technical support to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s display technology program which developed many of the HDTV components, and worked for the U.S. Army Night Vision Laboratory on thermal targeting systems.


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