West Virginia’s World-Class Biometrics Omni Strategic Technologies COMPILED BY JENNIFER JETT PREZKOP 50 WEST VIRGINIA EXECUTIVE Fairmont www.a3lfederalworks.com A3L Federal Works is a woman-owned, SBA 8(a) certified small business that pro- vides project work and expertise ranging from systems and software engineering and development to science and technology solutions in biometrics, process improve- ment, mission assurance, performance metrics and training. Agile5 Technologies, Inc. Fairmont www.agile5technologies.com Agile5 Technologies, a certified woman- owned, qualified historically underutilized business zone, or HUBZone, plans and implements enterprise systems capable of supporting the current and future needs of large government systems. It specializes in IT-related design, development, testing, integration and operations and manage- ment of enterprise software systems for government agencies. Allegheny Science & Technology Bridgeport www.alleghenyst.com Allegheny Science & Technology (AST) is a woman-owned technology and energy consulting firm with expertise in applied science and engineering, program strategy and implementation and IT development and analysis. AST integrates science and technology to deliver personalized service and trusted solutions for government and commercial clients. Marshall University Biometrics—the use of DNA, unique personal characteristics and other per- sonal data to verify one’s identity—has become an important weapon used by federal agencies, local law enforcement and technology companies in the battle to both maintain public safety and pro- tect an individual’s personal information. West Virginia has proven to be a strong ally in this fight thanks to the research conducted and services offered by bio- metrics companies in the Mountain State. West Virginia is rich with companies and experts who are playing a major role in supporting the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Department of Homeland Security, law enforcement and many others in gaining ground on this battlefield. With this map, we are proud to rec- ognize the 29 companies located in West Virginia that either work directly in the biometrics field or offer support services for those that do. Here, we showcase some of the state’s best and brightest that are using their knowledge and talents to help not only other West Virginians but their neighbors across the country and around the world. A3L Federal Works, LLC Editor’s Note: This list of biometrics companies was provided by the West Vir- ginia Development Office. If you know of additional biometrics companies located in West Virginia, help us update this list by sending an email to j email@example.com.