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A coalition of leading corporate, government and academic
institutions today announced the formation of the Center for
Applied Identity Management Research (CAIMR). CAIMR is focused on
developing research and solutions for societys most daunting
identity management challenges such as cyber crime, terrorism,
financial crimes, identity theft and fraud, weapons of mass
destruction, and narcotics and human trafficking. The Center is the
first of its kind to bring cross-disciplinary experts in criminal
justice, financial crime, biometrics, cyber crime and cyber
defense, data protection, homeland security and national defense to
address identity management challenges that impact individuals,
public safety, commerce, government programs and national
CAIMR's founding members represent an extraordinary alliance of
non-profit, public sector and corporate institutions including:
Indiana University, U.S. Secret Service, LexisNexis, IBM, Cogent
Systems, Visa and Intersections. Dr. Gary R. Gordon, a nationally
recognized expert in economic crime and a Senior Scholar in
Identity Management at Indiana University School of Law -
Bloomington will serve as Executive Director of the Center. Under
their guidance the Center will undertake applied research projects
concentrating on the identity management aspects of the
Identity theft, cyber crime, computer crime, organized criminal
groups, document fraud and sexual predator detection.
Cyber security and cyber defense, human trafficking and illegal
immigration, terrorist tracking and financing.
Financial and corporate fraud
Mortgage fraud and other financial crimes, data breaches,
e-commerce fraud, insider threats and health care fraud.
Identity theft and fraud.
CAIMR will identify the key challenges, the gaps in knowledge
and the research needed to provide solutions to these challenges.
Additional members include Fair Isaac, University of Texas at
Austin, Wells Fargo & Company, U.S. Marshals Service, Dragnet
Solutions, ID Experts, Identity Theft Assistance Corporation
(ITAC), Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), and
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).
"CAIMR is a trusted public private partnership of organizations
focused on solving some of the nations most challenging identity
management problems," said Gary R. Gordon, Ed.D. executive director
of CAIMR. "As a non-profit organization governed by its partners
with a strong affiliation with its host academic institution,
Indiana University, CAIMR is uniquely positioned to foster a
collaborative applied research environment that brings together the
multi-disciplinary talent, resources, data sources, and analytical
capabilities to take up this challenge."
"In spite of our recent successful investigations both
domestically and internationally, cybercrime remains a substantial
threat that continues to evolve and attack our financial systems,
said Michael P. Merritt, assistant director, Office of
Investigations for the United States Secret Service. "Successfully
combating emerging identity crimes requires that the Secret Service
and law enforcement forge and enhance partnerships with industry,
academic and research organizations. The Secret Service has always
credited our accomplishments to the vital partnerships we enjoy and
we look forward to working with and being a part of the Center
(CAIMR) to address the ever changing landscape of transnational
For more information, visit www.caimr.indiana.edu.