Arlington, VA January 07, 2019 – Ideal Innovations, Inc. (I3) is pleased to announce that Mr. Steven Johnson has joined the I3 Advisory Board after 13 years of service to the company as Senior Vice President.  Mr. Johnson is the current Chair of the Forensics Science Standards Board (FSSB) of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC), a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) entity dedicated to strengthening the nation’s use of forensic science by facilitating the development of technically sound forensic science standards and by promoting the adoption of those standards by the forensic science community.

As a board member Mr. Johnson will continue to work with I3 leadership to advance the company’s biometric and forensic offerings. “I3 structures the Advisory Board as true mentors.  Steve is highly respected and a top talent in the forensics community,” said Bob Kocher, I3 President and CEO.

Mr. Johnson served in the past as President and Chair of the IAI, secretary and chair of the IAI Forensic Art Certification Board, past chair of the IAI Science and Practices Committee, chair of the IAI Biometric Information Systems Committee and the chair of the IAI Facial Identification provisional sub-committee. In addition to his affiliation with the IAI, Mr. Johnson is an Associate Member of the American Academy of Forensic Science and the International Association of Cranio-Facial Identifiers.

Finally, as part of I3, Mr. Johnson served as Senior Vice President of West Virginia Operations. Steve worked numerous forensic/biometric support contracts for the Department of Defense (DoD) and was actively involved in the development of DoD forensics and biometric standards. He is an International Association for Identification (IAI) Certified Latent Print Examiner (CLPE) and Forensic Artist. Prior to coming to I3, Steve served 20 years in the law enforcement community providing leadership and expertise in criminal investigation and forensic sciences at the municipal and state levels.