Janice Kephart writes on border and identity security and programs; the implementation of 9/11 Commission recommendations, especially as they pertain to terrorist travel; and leadership and organizational issues concerning the Department of Homeland Security.
Ms. Kephart is a nationally recognized border security expert, specializing in the nexus between terrorist travel, border and identity security. As a 9/11 Commission counsel, Ms. Kephart supported the 9/11 Commission Final Report and was a key author of 9/11 and Terrorist Travel. She has testified before Congress twelve times on topics including 9/11 Commission border recommendations and programs that require biometrics and secure IDs; immigration enforcement; and fraud detection at U.S. borders.
Prior to 9/11, Ms. Kephart served as counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism and Technology, conducting oversight of counterterrorism efforts of the U.S. Justice Department (including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Immigration and Naturalization Service) as well as drafting and accruing unanimous passage of 1998 millennium and criminal identity theft law currently in effect.
Ms. Kephart currently serves as Director of National Security Policy at the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). Her comments appear in print and broadcast media including a BBC documentary, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and numerous television news networks. She is a graduate of Duke University and Villanova School of Law.
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