Glenn Krizay

Director Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency

Mr. Glenn D. Krizay assumed the office of Director, Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency on June 1, 2017. He is responsible for assisting the Provost Marshal General in executing his DoD-level biometrics and forensics executive agent functions on behalf of the Secretary of the Army. He leads the organization in addressing strategic policy matters associated with biometrics and forensics across the full spectrum of DoD mission sets as well as its partnerships with United States agencies, departments and international allies. He oversees the operation of DoD's authoritative biometrics database and its daily interaction with other identity systems to enhance national security.

Mr. Krizay, a member of the Senior Executive Service, came to DFBA from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where he served as Executive Director, Information Sharing and Safeguarding Executive Staff; and as the Deputy Under Secretary, Plans, Policy, Performance Management, Office of Intelligence and Analysis. He was responsible for directing information sharing, intelligence policy planning for the Department, budget development and resource allocation priorities for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis, synchronizing intelligence programs and priorities for DHS Intelligence Enterprise and the greater Intelligence Community, and developing performance management tools to strengthen intelligence programs.

Prior to joining DHS, Mr. Krizay served as Director, Office of Enforcement Analysis, Department of Commerce. Working in coordination with other Bureau of Industry and Security offices, his office conducted screening and evaluations of documents and databases to identify actual or potential violations of the Export Administration Act, and implemented export Administration Regulations.

Mr. Krizay worked in the private sector before joining the Department of Commerce, as an intelligence subject matter expert supporting the Department of Defense. He also served at the Defense Intelligence Agency as Deputy Chief Financial Officer for measurement and signatures intelligence and technical collections.

Mr. Krizay is retired from the United States Air Force after twenty-six years of honorable and faithful service. He had several assignments providing intelligence support to operational units, to include serving as the Director of Intelligence for Joint Task Force - Southwest Asia supporting Operations Southern Watch and Enduring Freedom; and Deputy Director of Intelligence for Central Air Forces during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He served in a number of United States Air Force and Joint staff assignments in intelligence resource management, system architectures, and plans and policy development.

A native Ohioan, Mr. Krizay graduated from the University of Akron with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. He received a Masters in Human Resource Management from Central Michigan University and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.

Digital Day 2

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

13:30 Advancing Biometrics, Forensics and Identity Intelligence Capabilities for Improved Situational Awareness of Potential Threats

In order to support multiple critical DHS mission sets, it is critical to continuously advance identity intelligence activities, including the utilization of biometrics and forensics.


  • Identity service lines of effort
  • DoD initiatives and technological next steps
  • Addressing identity intelligence in the COVID environment

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