Patrick Clancey Appointed Chief Executive Officer of IDEMIA National Security Solutions

Alexandria, VA (January 24, 2021) –– IDEMIA National Security Solutions (NSS), a subsidiary of IDEMIA, the world’s leading biometric and identity solutions provider, announced today the appointment of Patrick Clancey as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Clancey has over 18 years of experience in the biometrics industry. Prior to joining NSS, Clancey served as Vice President of Strategy and Programs and Chief of Staff for IDEMIA’s Global Digital Platforms organization. Clancey was integral in the creation of NSS, dating back to 2017 when he was the Vice President of Operations, spearheading strategic initiatives and deploying its classification as Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI)-mitigated under a Special Security Agreement.

“We look at this as a homecoming for Patrick, as he was one of the individuals who helped create NSS. He is a leading biometrics and digital identity subject matter expert and will help position NSS for its exponential growth in the years to come. He brings a track record of accomplishment and a reputation for leadership and integrity that will enable NSS to continue to serve its customers at the highest levels.”

David Langstaff, Chairman of the NSS Board of Directors

Clancey also serves as a board member for the Kantara Initiative and FIDO Alliance and is the former Chairman of the Advisory Board for the University of Texas at Austin Center for Identity. He began his career in the private sector with Booz Allen Hamilton, after serving as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army.

"To return to NSS as the CEO is an extraordinary opportunity. I’m looking forward to continuing our incredible growth, delivering our best-in-class products and services to enable our customer’s missions, and expanding the NSS reputation as a trusted partner across the broader federal landscape."

Patrick Clancey, CEO, NSS
To learn more about NSS and its portfolio of secure identity and biometric solutions, visit
About IDEMIA NSS: National Security Solutions (NSS) is the Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI) mitigated IDEMIA subsidiary. Our best-in-class identity solutions are top rated by NIST for speed, accuracy, and reliability. For over 60 years, our extensive hardware, software, and services portfolio has driven consistent results enabling America’s defense, criminal justice, intelligence, and homeland security. For more information, visit
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