Since our inception in 2017, Identity Strategy Partners has been totally
focused on delivering win-win services and exceptional personnel to solution complex identity problems.

The IdSP executive team with over 30 years in leading identity in the public sector. Today our core team has over 65 years total experience in biometrics and identity, supporting the US Department of Defense (DoD)  (Army and Undersecretary for Intelligence), State Department (DoS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), FBI watchlisting, NATO, the US Senate Judiciary Committee and the 9/11 Commission and its Terror Travel monograph and border recommendations.


Our leadership brings experience in senior program management/acquisition and delivery of biometric systems (DoD NRTIO), and certified training in identity resolution at DoD, which in turn supports the DoD biometrically enabled watchlist (BEWL). 

Our team is currently responsible for:

  • Delivering the assessment of DoD Automated Biometric Identification System and its ecosystem and providing its interface documentation and its next generation requirements and architecture 

  • Leading a USG interagency biometric working group on behalf of a government client

  • Supporting development and execution of NATO's strategy and technical communications for engaging its Members on biometric capabilities, past and future

  • Supporting DHS in biometric engineering, program management, and business analysis

  • Co-leading Identity Intelligence policy support at the Pentagon and engagement with key stakeholders, both domestic and international 

  • Recently providing program management and business engagement support to the State Department in efforts with a foreign partner  


IdSP is committed to supporting STEM graduates and their ability to train and support sensitive government operations. 

Private sector leadership includes 19 Congressional testimonies; five years as non-profit national security leader; 100s of media appearance and dozens of conference speaking engagements; Americas Director of BORDERPOL; founder of the formerly leading trade association, the Secure Identity & Biometrics Association; and Homeland Security Director at what is now Idemia. 

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janice  kephart

CEO and Owner

Janice is an internationally recognized identity SME having drafted the 9/11 Commission recommendations pertaining to biometrics and terrorist travel. 

Janice leads our efforts with our DOD clients and is hands on in delivering to key USG clients.

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VP Business Operations and Identity Intelligence

Graham runs operations as well as is an identity intelligence SME having run counteterrorism and Biometrically Enabled Watchlist operations, and led international I2 training.


Graham is former SOCOM and supports our Pentagon efforts.

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