Mrs. Tilton is the Chief Technologist for Biometrics, a Senior Principal Research Scientist, and Distinguished Technologist at GDIT. She has over 35 years of engineering and management experience, including over 25 years in the biometrics domain. She has led or been involved in the design, development, and deployment of numerous biometric systems in both the commercial and government sectors. Currently, she serves as a subject matter expert supporting DHS S&T programs.
Previously, she held positions at Daon, SAFLINK, Unisys, and the US Army specializing in systems architecture/engineering, system integration & test, and project management. Applications have included biometrics, identity assurance/management, information security, electronic warfare, command and control, communications, and navigation systems.
In the past, she was very active in the development of national and international biometric standards, serving for 14 years as the US head of delegation to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC37 subcommittee on biometrics and chairing the Biometric Identity Assurance Services (BIAS) technical committee at OASIS.
She has a BS in nuclear engineering from Mississippi State and an MS in systems engineering from Virginia Tech.
In 2015, Mrs. Tilton was selected in the inaugural group of awardees of the ‘Women in Biometric Identity’ award and in 2016, she won the ‘Women in Technology (WIT) Technology Leadership’ award for her work in biometrics.