2016 Fed 100

Federal 100: Bryce Bhatnagar

Name: Bryce Bhatnagar
Title: Chief Technology Officer
Agency: State Department

Secure and protect. The Defense Department's withdrawal from Iraq meant the State Department would lose a method for verifying visiting personnel to high-threat diplomatic posts. Bhatnagar proposed a process that would capture biometric data and significantly reduce the possibility that harmful individuals could gain access to diplomatic posts by using fraudulent documentation. He made multiple trips to high-risk areas in Iraq and Afghanistan to help install the system and train embassy personnel -- and he did it all in a matter of months. His efforts have given the State Department a fast and powerful method for protecting personnel worldwide.

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