Higgins & Associates, International (HAI) is a small-by-design biometric and large-scale program management consultancy based in Washington, DC. HAI uses the Service Mark Higgins-Biometrics.
After 22 successful years of providing consulting services we are closing the books to new clients and only occasionally providing support through others - when the challenge is interesting and results important to national security or criminal justice. We are continuing our pro bono support to the Global Legal Information Network Foundation.
The Contact Info tab (above) has information on how to reach the consultants and companies we have successfully collaborated with over the past many years.
We have supported government agencies at the federal (US, Canada, and the UK), state, as well as county level. In addition we have actively participated
in NIST standards bodies and lectured at numerous conferences and universities.
We help government agencies successfully acquire the most appropriate biometric systems with a focus on large-scale biometric and forensic identity systems as well as related identity management systems. These activities have taken us to Afghanistan, Canada, Iraq, the United Kingdom, and most of the United States on various contracts.
Our expertise in large-scale program management is being applied to the project planning & management activities of the Global Legal Information Network (GLIN) Foundations’s GLIN 2 System. The details are available at www.glinf.org. This is not a biometric system project but a chance to apply our skills and experience in the development and management of a large-scale, cloud-based system in multiple languages and with a worldwide user community.
In February 2014 the SEARCH Board of Directors chose Peter T. Higgins to receive the 2014 OJ Hawkins Award for Innovative Leadership and Outstanding Contributions in Criminal Justice Information Systems, Policy and Statistics—SEARCH’s highest practitioner honor. For more information see the SEARCH Web site - search.org.
In October 2014 The US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) selected Mr. Higgins to serve as a member of the IT/Multimedia Scientific Area Committee’s (SAC’s) Speaker Recognition Subcommittee within the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) - http://www.nist.gov/forensics/osac.cfm. As of July 2016 Mr. Higgins is an active member of this OSAC Subcommittee and serves as Executive Secretary.