I am an independent consultant with expertise in:
  • biometrics/identity management application 
  • use of criminal history record information
  for screening purposes
  • criminal justice information systems 
  • law enforcement
  • homeland security
  • strategy and business development
  • forensic accounting
  • Private Investigations (licensed in the state
  of West Virginia)  

I have provided consulting services to a number of clients, such as the FBI, Department of Defense Biometrics Management Office and Biometrics Fusion Center (now Biometrics Identity Management Agency), the United Kingdom’s Police Information Technology Oganisation (now National Police Improvement Agency), a number of international systems integrators and consulting firms, and privately held biometrics companies.  From September 7, 2006, to March 31, 2011, I served as the retained executive director of the West Virginia Biometrics Initiative. 

After a 26 ½ year career, I retired as a Special Agent of the FBI on August 31, 2004.  At the time of my retirement, I was the FBI’s senior Assistant Director, having served as Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division for 42 months.  In that capacity, I led the FBI’s largest Division into the realities of the post-9/11 world by finding ways to adapt the Nation’s existing law enforcement information technology infrastructure to support the Global War on Terrorism and by developing the world’s most extensive biometrically-based database of terrorist identities.  In 2003, President George W. Bush recognized my leadership in the use of biometrics in the Global War on Terrorism by conferring on me the rank of Meritorious Executive.  I was responsible for $1 Billion in information technology resident at the CJIS Division, including: 
  • Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS)
  • National Crime Information Center (NCIC)
  • National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)
  • Law Enforcement Online (LEO)
  • Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR)/National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS)/National Law Enforcement Data Exchange (N-DEx)
  • International wide area network (WAN).  

In prior FBI assignments, I served as the Administrator of the FBI’s Western Regional Computer Support Center, where I specialized in developing technology solutions for FBI investigative operations worldwide; Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the New Orleans Field Division, where I managed all white collar crime, counter terrorism, counter intelligence, and infrastructure protection investigations; Squad Supervisor in the San Antonio Field Division, where I supervised white collar crime, drug, organized crime, and money laundering investigations; Government Program Fraud and Bribery program manager at FBIHQ; and a white collar crime investigator in the Kansas City and Cleveland Field Divisions.  I was 
a member of the National Institute of Justice Technical Working Group for Education in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation Planning Panel.


  Consultant    Private Investigator    Forensic Accountant 
Michael D. Kirkpatrick