ANSI - American National Standards Institute

The 2011 Next Generation Award

Awarded to: Mr. Matthew R. Young

Mr. Matthew R. Young (left) receives the 2011 Next Generation Award from Mr. Art Cote, Chairman of the ANSI Board of Directors.


Matthew R. Young, associate, Booz Allen Hamilton, first expressed an interest in standards in 2005 as a student working in the biometrics lab at Purdue University. Since then he has shown tremendous dedication, growth, and leadership in international standardization activities. At Booz Allen Hamilton, he leads an eight-member team supporting the Department of Defense (DoD) Biometrics Identity Management Agency (BIMA), and is responsible for development, implementation, and adoption of biometric standards to meet the requirements of the DoD. He works to coordinate standards with U.S. and international government agencies, and to facilitate standards that allow for expanded interagency interoperability and data sharing.

An active leader in International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Joint Technical Committee (JTC) 1, Information Technology, Mr. Young serves as U.S. head of delegation for Working Groups 2 and 4 and Subcommittee (SC) 37, Biometrics, and as liaison officer to SC 27, IT Security Techniques. He is ISO/IEC 19784-1, 24708-1 amendment co-editor; and ISO/IEC 19785-4 Common Biometric Exchange Formats Framework (CBEFF) part 4 co-editor. He participates on the ANSI-accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO/IEC JTC 1, SC 37 (or INCITS M1), as a voting representative for DoD/BIMA. And he has contributed work on numerous documents including "NATO Biometrics Data, Interchange, Watch Listing, and Reporting Standard," for which he was the technical support team's development lead.

As a Purdue University student representative on INCITS M1, Mr. Young led a project that resulted in a report often referenced by multiple government agencies and standards organizations. And as a professional he has mentored students working on an Object Oriented Programming Language standard, inspiring them to become part of another strong generation of standards participants.

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