Innovations in Border Security

Civil Service World and Leidos would like to invite you to our forthcoming roundtable discussion on innovations in border security, and how government can implement them effectively.

As the UK faces complex threats from organised crime and extremist groups, the government is under pressure to improve border and public security at the same time as driving efficiencies. Officials are also facing a unique challenge – and opportunity – as they plan to reform and re-design their systems to support post-Brexit immigration and security arrangements.

Technologies such as biometrics can help to enhance both security and efficiency across a range of security and law enforcement services, but in order to realise these benefits policy-makers need a good understanding of the possibilities – and practicalities – of border security innovations.

To further this understanding, Civil Service World and Leidos will bring together leading academics with public sector practitioners to explore the latest developments in biometrics and border security technology research. We will consider how these could be applied to improve public safety in the UK, discussing both the potential benefits and challenges of implementing these technologies.

The roundtable will consider a range of topics, including:

-The main challenges that prevent the government from realising the full benefits of biometric technologies
-The latest research from academics present at the discussion 
-Sharing best practices and innovative applications from across the UK public sector and internationally
-How to improve the way government works with partners to implement new technologies effectively and efficiently


To register your interest in attending this event, please contact Sophie Feary by emailing or call 0207 593 5667.

Thursday, 8 February, 2018 - 12:30 to 14:30
United Kingdom

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