Office of Civil Rights
February 1, 2014

Date: 02/01/2014 Description: Black History Month 2014: Angela Miller - State Dept Image Ms. Miller currently serves as Branch Chief for the Emerging Technologies Branch in the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Consular Systems and Technology. In this role, she oversees implementation of biometric technology for the issuance of visas and passports. She successfully deployed and maintains the largest facial recognition system in the world. Her primary focus is leading and implementing effective and efficient acquisition and management of biometric technology solutions. Ms. Miller is leading some of the first efforts in the use of iris technology where she successfully implemented pilots in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Ms. Miller is active in the Federal IT community and is a frequent speaker to government and industry groups domestically and internationally on the use of biometric technologies to improve service and operations for border security for the Federal Government.

Ms. Miller began her career at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where she spent several years as a technical trainer and programmer. With more than 20 years of experience in the high tech sector and a background in leadership and management, Ms. Miller is known for her ability to implement organizational change and using technology to achieve business and mission goals.

Ms. Miller holds a master’s degree in management information systems technology and a Chief Information Officer certificate from George Washington University. She also earned a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Central State University.