Biometric Identity Management

The Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides biometric identification services to federal, state, and local authorities, helping them accurately identify the people they encounter and determine whether those people pose a risk to the United States.

L-3 is a Fortune 200 company and a leading provider of defense and homeland security solutions to the federal government. We have supported the OBIM program (formerly US-VISIT) continuously since its inception in 2003. Our staff brings hands-on experience with the legacy system-of-systems as well as a deep understanding of how to transform these systems to the target architecture while lowering total cost of ownership.

We are seeking professionals to join our team in supporting OBIM as it moves to the next phase of its program. For more information, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We look forward to hearing from you.


Keith Thompson manages L-3 National Security Solutions (NSS) operations at DHS and border security services worldwide.

“We are looking for top-notch people who understand what it means to put the mission first. In this era of tightened budgets, we continuously look for ways to improve operations and reduce costs. Our team has outstanding OBIM experience and the institutional knowledge and technical know-how to take the program to new heights. We look forward to having you join us.”

Keith Thompson

VP, Homeland Security Solutions

Robert Reid leads large software development teams for major federal programs. As a driving force in US-VISIT for the past nine years, he has led teams of more than 120 technical staff in developing, maintaining, and supporting IDENT/ADIS systems.

“This program provides a 'system of systems' that is critical to our national security. The challenges we address require superior performance and a spirit of collaborative problem-solving. L-3 ensures that every team member has leading-edge tools and technology, and receives training and support to do what is right for our customers.”

Robert Reid

Senior Program Manager

Rain Montes has been active in OBIM since 2005, supporting Solutions Delivery, IV&V and Systems Engineering. She created the program’s first independent test environment and its first IV&V deployment verification process. Rain also led the transition from ICE System Lifecycle Management (SLM) to the US-VISIT Delivery Methodology (UDM) and then to DHS SELC.

“This is an exciting program. We develop cutting-edge solutions for requirements that are continuously evolving. I could not ask for a better group of colleagues: smart, caring and committed. I also appreciate that L-3 truly emphasizes work-life balance.”

Rain Montes

Program Manager

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