Joe Braceland, CISSP-ISSAP
CEO and President
Joe Braceland has been a longtime biometric advisor to multiple Federal agencies and is a co-inventor of the Ozone™ product suite. Most notably, he introduced biometrics for logical access to the State Department, where he has also held trusted roles in support of the State Department’s Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and identity management efforts, including the spearheading of key accomplishments in the implementation of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12). Previously he managed the U.S. development team responsible for biometric middleware application for the Keyware product line. He was also the original client-side architect and implementer of the Department of Homeland Security’s IDENT system (precursor to US-VISIT) for identifying illegal border crossers via their fingerprints. He holds two U.S. patents dealing with distributed mobile and stand-alone biometric authentication systems.
Bill Russell, CISSP-ISSAP
Chief Technology Officer
Bill Russell advises the Department of Homeland Security on issues related to e-Passports. He served as the Chief Architect for the Department of Homeland Security’s e-Passport Validation Service, and was the technical architect for 10-print biometric examination and verification. He has also served as the Project Manager and co-architect for the Department of State’s e-Passport Digital Signing Service. Bill is the primary inventor of the Ozone product suite. Previously he developed the worldwide Security Risk Assessment methodology and the PKI methodology for Arthur Andersen. His active involvement with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) led to several key modifications to ICAO’s standards for securing machine-readable travel documents.
Michael Matyas is a veteran of the information security business. He served for more than twenty years as the Chief Technical Officer at Management Systems Designer (MSD), Inc., taking the company from a fourteen person start-up to a 700 person diversified technology supplier until MSD’s acquisition by Lockheed Martin in 2007. With a career that spans Federal Government Service as well as private sector contracting, Mr. Matyas has a depth of experience in nearly all aspects of advanced information technology including product development, marketing, support, and finance.