World experts in terrorism and border security will be in Washington D.C. in September to discuss threats and solutions around the global movement of terrorists. The gathering is hosted by BORDERPOL, a nonprofit organization that supports border agencies worldwide. The group will examine one of the biggest culprits in successful terrorist travel: legal documents. Many terrorists are crossing borders using legitimate papers – sometimes with biometric documentation. Can improvements in biometrics and technology make a difference in reducing the threat level?
Tony Smith will be part of that discussion. He will join other experts to discuss potential solutions and how they may fit into cultures with varying degrees of skepticism about the way security is used to mitigate threats. Smith is a border security consultant and former director general of the UK Border Force. He spoke with Regarding ID’s Gina Jordan from London.