L-1 Identity Solutions Adds New Head of Washington DC Federal Operation

Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:17pm EDT

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STAMFORD, Conn.--(Business Wire)--
L-1 Identity Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:ID), a leading provider of
identity solutions and services, today appointed Joanne Isham to lead
its Washington DC office and federal business operation. Joanne brings
significant experience in the private sector, as well as decades of
experience within various federal government agencies, including the
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

   "The requirement for accurate identification of people using
secure credentials and integrated biometrics is unquestionably the
roadmap for all future government applications," said Joanna Isham.
"L-1 is leading the way in this effort and with it revolutionizing the
way America addresses true advancements in security and law
enforcement. I welcome the opportunity to play a part in this critical
mission moving forward."

   Joanne was most recently the Chief Operating Officer of High
Performance Technologies and prior to that she served as the VP and
Deputy General Manager of the $1.3 billion Network Systems unit of BAE

   She also served for five years as the Deputy Director of the
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) where she provided
strategic direction, policy and guidance as the second-in-command of
one of the principle U.S. intelligence agencies. In this capacity she
also advised senior leadership of the Department of Defense, the
national intelligence community, and other government agencies, as
well as the civilian sector.

   Joanne began her career with the CIA and had a distinguished
career spanning more than two decades of service within various
departments. She spent six years within the Science and Technology
directorate, the last two serving as its Deputy Director where she
managed the research, development and application of technology to
critical intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination issues.
Joanne served as the Director of Congressional Affairs for the CIA for
18 months where she oversaw the entire intelligence community's
legislative liaison activities on behalf of the Director of Central
Intelligence. She also was the Associate Director for Resources,
Community Management Staff, the Director of Corporate Affairs,
National Reconnaissance Office, and served as an intelligence staff
officer for 12 years.

   Robert V. LaPenta, Chairman, President and CEO of L-1 Identity
Solutions, said "Joanne brings a unique marriage of public and private
sector experience to L-1 and we believe she will immediately add value
to our efforts to further penetrate various levels of the federal
government seeking a better identity management system."

   During her public service career, Joanne was awarded eight
distinguished service and performance awards by the CIA and
intelligence community. These include the National Intelligence
Distinguished Service Medal, the CIA's Distinguished Intelligence
Medal, the CIA Director's Award and CIA Distinguished Intelligence
medal, the defense Distinguished Civilian Service award, the NGA
Distinguished Intelligence medal, the DIA Director's award and the
National Medal of achievement.

   About L-1 Identity Solutions

   L-1 Identity Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: ID), together with its
portfolio of companies, offers a comprehensive set of products and
solutions for protecting and securing personal identities and assets.
Leveraging the industry's most advanced multi-modal biometric platform
for finger, face and iris recognition, our solutions provide a circle
of trust around all aspects of an identity and the credentials
assigned to it -- including proofing, enrollment, issuance and usage.
With the trust and confidence in individual identities provided by L-1
Identity Solutions, government entities, law enforcement and border
management agencies, and commercial enterprises can better guard the
public against global terrorism, crime and identity theft fostered by
fraudulent identity. L-1 Identity Solutions is headquartered in
Stamford, CT. For more information, visit www.L1ID.com.


L-1 Identity Solutions
Doni Fordyce, 203-504-1109

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